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.
And then came the full court press against the president’s Executive Order barring immigration from certain countries he said were hotbeds of terrorist activity.
Throughout Europe these hideous libels persisted and gave rise to the persecution of innocent Jews.
If we are to survive and flourish, we have to think differently about our own abilities and make the best use of them.
Sure, you could purchase a package of clean, saliva-free popsicle sticks, but where’s the fun in that?
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