Claims of sinister Jewish control of governments used to come from the extreme Right and the extreme Left. Now they seem to be coming from the mainstream Left as well, viciously attacking Trump and Kushner
I was in New York during the last months of my father’s life. During that time, my father, z”l, stayed with my brother and...
But above all, boasted the new Americans, here was a nation that was governed by law. This law protected all, even a poor Jew who could speak only Yiddish
Question: When reciting a berachah in English, does a person fulfill his obligation if he says “Hashem” instead of “L-rd” or “G-d”?
My glasses! exclaimed Moshe. I hung them on the seat in front and you cracked them.
Rash And Impulsive
‘A Place Inhabited By Many Kohanim …’
(Bava Basra 160b)
And then the world learned about Nechama Novak Spiegel.
Our rabbis, keenly aware of the often ephemeral nature of our resolutions, make us jump through some procedural hoops in order to ensure that we mean what we sell or give away.
Rashi tells us that because of this mistake, the Jewish people lost out on a great lesson.
Before the Torah obliges a defendant to take the Modeh Bemiktzat oath of partial admission, the defendant must admit at least one perutah of the claim and deny two maot.
There is an obvious question about this story. Why would Sichon and Og wage war with Klal Yisrael?
The Oslo accords failed and there is no peace between Israelis and Palestinians today because the Palestinian leadership never accepted Israel nor rejected terrorism. The Oslo accords were a sham
As we raced from store to store I was invigorated but Jo tagged listlessly along. I pretended not to notice and chatted gaily all the while.
In the Torah, law and narrative are intertwined for the very profound reason that G-d’s law is not arbitrary. It speaks to the human condition, arising out of human history.
If the protection money paid to Gaza--to the tune of 1billion NIS annually--does not prevent Jewish fatalities – which have increased 5x since the Oslo peace accords broke out and Israel retreated from Gaza – why does Israel continue to pay these huge sums of money to our sworn enemies?
To say that this respect for all people is vitally lacking amongst many of our Jewish brothers and sisters is an understatement.
Aside from the inconsiderate people there are the people who stare at those who look different, or even strange, depending on the disability.
In a symbolic move, Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax was the last player chosen in the draft.
Rabbi Zlotowitz likened the story of ArtScroll to watching an oak tree grow out of a small acorn, ultimately sprouting into something with immeasurable impact.
The inculcation of Torah values to generations of Jews will be an important and enduring part of his legacy.
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