The woman next to me leaned even further forward, and soon started to interject comments as I spoke to the couple.
My parents knew so much but were never too proud to learn something from their children for whom they provided a proper Jewish education.
Though the Yale 5 lost the case and appeal, they ultimately won: Yale became flexible about housing
Torah is neither a book of history nor science, it is, first and last, a book about how to live.
In the end, I reluctantly moved into the widow’s home on my own, and somehow managed to pull through, despite my acute disappointment and frustration.
I stood up, lurching down the hall, and collided into an old man clutching a pole with in IV bag.
Sukkot's the only festival sharing the pilgrimage cycle & part of Tishrei sequence-hence, double JOY
Immediately people went up to him to help him, to find out what the problem was and to solve it as soon as possible.
I was instructed to stop all treatment, and I did. However, I insisted on meeting face to face with my doctor.
“We received Torah from Moses” or “from our parents” isn't enough. We must write our "own" scroll
He loved to watch the boy’s face light up when he offered to learn with him, and that was reward enough.
The Yale 5 became the cause célèbre of liberals who maligned & conservatives who triumphed the cause
Happiness is not the central value of the Torah. Occurring ten times more is the word "simcha," JOY
Be happy. Be grateful. God knows what he is doing. It is all happening for a reason.
We get so busy living our lives, handling our day-to-day little crises that we forget to go that one step deeper and appreciate our lives.
If we parents fail to honor responsibilities then society’s children will pay the price for our sins
Before divulging the reason for her call, she took quite a while to retrace the circuitous route that had led her to me.
Moshe wasn't the last of the prophets. How would Israel discern his true successors from the false?
The Yale 5 were treated liked pariahs by their fellow Jewish students; their beliefs rejected
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.