I knew that there would be many women at this Chanukah party who, like me, were reeling over the news that a friend of ours had been niftar a couple of days earlier from cancer. We were beyond shocked.
Rav Belsky was a once-in-a generation individual; a pioneer and an advocate for the entire Jewish people. One’s background, country of origin, or religious affiliation made no difference. He was there for all of us. We mourn him on this, his second yahrzeit
However, beneath the surface, behind that veil of stillness and seeming lifelessness, organisms are thriving, and the natural processes are ongoing that will produce the spring rebirth and the fruit of the coming season.
Question: At work, people sometimes argue that the Torah doesn’t regard women highly, only mentioning them in passing, almost begrudgingly at times. They cite, for example, the Torah’s treatment of Serach bat Asher and Yocheved bat Levi. I would appreciate very much if you could provide me with “ammunition” to refute them.
Mrs. C. Grosz
In the summer of 1798, Napoleon conquered Egypt and, leading an army through the Sinai Peninsula into Eretz Yisrael, took control of Jaffa and commenced a siege of Acre (1799), hoping to provoke a Syrian insurgence against the Ottomans and threaten British rule in India.
The task of imparting the memory of the Holocaust to the next generation is more important than ever. There is really no time to lose, as it is becoming apparent that people in nearly every nation around the world have already forgotten the Holocaust’s crucial lessons about prejudice, intolerance, and hatred.
By delegating the judicial function downward, Moses would bring ordinary people – with no special prophetic or legal gifts – into the seats of judgment. Precisely because they lacked Moses’s intuitive knowledge of law and justice, they were able to propose equitable solutions.