How the "Broken Windows Theory" helped solve graffiti on NYC subways and led to a more orderly NYC.
The only way to understand life is by living itL "Na’aseh venishma//We will do and we will obey.”
He handed it to me and hmm… yes, it was definitely a private check book left unattended, with a woman’s name, address, and phone number printed at the top.
The day finally came, and with great anticipation and joy, both Einat and her husband went to the hospital.
Moses prepares the Israelites for freedom by discussing-children, several times in the parsha
This was just one of the odd things I heard, there were more when we visited the family sitting shiva.
A person's environment can work for the good or the bad; but it works more powerfully for the bad.
As he was en route, with one scholar and one scholar-wannabe in tow, he was unfortunately involved in a too-close encounter with a huge army truck.
God is found in this world, not just the next. To grow spiritually, first satisfy material needs.
Jewish history isn't just Jews enduring catastrophes but renewing themselves after every disaster
As he was leading the kehillah, he heard a voice in his ear instructing him “to take care of my daughter.”
Occasionally, Shimon would enquire after their children and grandchildren but for many this was too painful as they had little or no contact with them, so he had learnt over the years who he could ask and who he shouldn’t.
HaShem wanted the Israelites to become a living testimony to the power of freedom.
Joseph reframed his entire past, now understanding himself charged with a life-saving mission by God
It was only later in the day, during afternoon carpool, that things abruptly spun out of control. Literally.
No year will exceed the seminary year in influencing the development of these young women.
Rabbi Margalit, wanting somehow to soothe the man’s pain, began to respond but the man wouldn’t let him.
t was not Joseph but Judah who conferred his identity on the people; Judah who became the ancestor of Israel’s greatest king, David; Judah from whom the messiah will be born. Why Judah and not Joseph? The answer undoubtedly lies in the beginning of Parshat Vayigash,
“Don’t say a word,” Mrs. P warned us with a wag of her finger. “Let the kallah think for herself.”
Tamar realizes Judah has no intention of giving her his last son. Now trapped-an agunah-she acts
Although I did not know it yet, missing my stop was predestined.
“Jacob was very afraid and distressed.” His fear was physical-fear of death. His distress was moral.
I was not going to be the one to point out to her that there had been no reason for her to turn around at all.
Our reactions range from dismay to shellshock to utter helplessness. In fact, her youngest sister has yet to forgive her for the very unpleasant and unwelcome surprise that greeted us that morning.
It's not difficult understanding why Rebecca loved Jacob, the real question's why Isaac loved Esau?