How was I going to get to Manhattan? No cabs were going, we didn't have a car, and many people who did have cars had no gas.
Rambam: Eating blood's forbidden because connected to idolatry;Ramban: We're affected by what we eat
B’chasdei Hashem, I found precisely enough chicken, prepared meat knishes and various other foods I required.
Rav Elyashiv favored books about gedolim with 2 caveats: accuracy; and no distasteful elements
Why should unintentional sins require atonement? What guilt exists when requisite intent is lacking?
But… “Is there anything…,” I choked out, “that I could do, as a merit that G-d should have mercy on me?”
Like Shabbat points to something beyond time, the people Israel points to something beyond history
"But you have all our credit card details from when we paid for the car.”
The Sabbath is a full dress rehearsal for an ideal society that has not yet come to pass-but will
Jewish prayer is a convergence of 2 modes of biblical spirituality, exemplified by Moses and Aaron
Eventually, after some trial and error, including an experience with a prima donna and one with a thief, I baruch Hashem ultimately found a fine, honest and reliable household helper.
Humility often confused with low self-esteem, truly means that a person realizes his true worth
With the synagogue, "Judaism created one of the greatest revolutions in the history of religion"
I was aware he didn’t want me to “imagine” making coffee in a forced new dream.
It all started with the recent deluge of rain we here in Israel were privileged to have.
After I put the tefillin away, the man said that he felt different, and that he had never felt that way before.
By wisdom, we come to understand G-d via creation; By Torah we understand G-d through His revelation
Torah opposes slavery; G-d desires the free worship of free human beings, yet slavery's permitted-?!
Her first tactic was tefillah; she immediately began to recite one perek after another of Tehillim.
Suddenly, she turns to me and says, “B'emet, I need to thank you, you made me excited to come back to Israel.”