Upon awakening, I noticed several messages on my phone wishing me “mazal tov” on the arrival of a little maidel.
Three moments, sharing the same message, made a deep impression on me: Greatness is humility.
It is very exciting because the women are answering amen because it is a mitzvah, because it is agreeing with the statement that Hashem creates all our food for us...
Amongst the greatest disagreements in Judaism is the understanding of the 1st of the 10 Commandments
Snow in Jerusalem! For many New Englanders like me, snow pulls at our nostalgic heartstrings like nothing else can.
We realize how much we miss something only after it's gone.
"When a king dies his power ends; when a prophet dies his influence begins" & their words echo today
Since the students knew the housing rules in advance they should not have picked Yale hoping for an exception in their instance.
Quite different from computers or a secretarial work which are much more in demand, the need for a sports or exercise teacher was obviously not very high, and as much as Sharon looked for work, she remained unemployed.
Sharing influence is like lighting a candle with another: it doesn't mean having less; you have more
Yesterday was another heartening day, one that provided me with yet another unexpected, but much-needed boost to my mood and self-esteem.
Suddenly, the pilot's voice could be heard. He explained that this was a special day for those passengers on board who lived in Israel.
All agree that Jews ARE different. How? Why? The Bible's answer is surprising and profound.
Of Chukkim “Satan and the nations of the world made fun.” They may appear irrational & superstitious
I realized from this story that I was sent as a messenger from above. Hashem has many helpers in this world to help do his work.
Heaven answered Moshe dramatically. He was proved right. End of revolt. End of story- Not at all...
I had imagined it was my mother who would probably miss us the most. But what do we really know about what is happening?
Miraculously, the baby came out without a scratch, though some glass shards had to be brushed off his hat.
Yale argued living on campus meant living in the "real world," with its complexities and challenges
There's no obligation TO wear tzitzit; opting to wear them symbolizes free acceptance of the mitzvot
As a borderline CDO (OCD alphabetized) sufferer, I really wanted to have every last thread tied up securely before we hit the road.
Sadly, we're no longer an edah; We've fissured and fractured: Orthodox & Reform; religious & secular
WIth this week's parsha, Israel begins its 40 years wandering in the desert before entering the Land
I was about six years old at the time and recall that very special occasion so well.
Rachel was thrown by the sight and began to caringly think whom this person might be.