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?
Chanukah teaches the secret that greatness is how you respond-It’s how you fight&sacrifice for RIGHT
I opened my e-mail and for the first time there was an e-mail from her waiting for me.
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