Suddenly, she turns to me and says, “B'emet, I need to thank you, you made me excited to come back to Israel.”
Pharaoh perverted symbols of life (the Nile and midwives) into agents of death.
As we walked, I told her how I had hoped for the chance to thank her for her amazing visit.
The 5th cup is supported by a 5th expression of Deliverance: “And I will bring you to the land..."
If we are certain that God is on our side, we can easily become arrogant and even cruel
When my father died suddenly when I was newly married there was no one who had to say Kaddish for him. I am one of four daughters and he had no brothers.
The first recorded instance of civil disobedience is the story of Shifra and Puah, defying Pharaoh
Mommy, please don’t be so sad. Here in the next world Hashem Yisborach’s plan is much clearer.
Truthfulness is a fundamental value in Jewish yet truth isn't its highest value. Peace is. Why so?
Jacob’s blessing of Ephraim over Manasseh had nothing to do with age and everything to do with names
Reb Shlomo Zalman could not endure honorifics applied to him because of his enormous humility
She was determined that the Law class was Dina’s best chance of finding a husband, and that was the real reason she wanted her to go to college.
But who would have ever guessed that Hashem would unlock the key to the birth on same day as the English anniversary of our wedding.
In a way that decision was the first in a series of miracles with which Hashem blessed us.
And so it was that both those women whose lives had been saved in Yerushalayim only about a month earlier, were now in a Manhattan hospital with the woman who inadvertently had helped save their lives.
Tamar’s conduct bears an uncanny resemblance to Ruth's; virtuous outsiders at the margins of society
When I pulled up at their house, my worst fears were confirmed.
A Jew is an iconoclast, born to challenge the idols of the age,whatever the idols, whatever the age.
Yet, ultimately, looking back, these “setbacks” turned out to be really for the patient’s best – for the good.
Simply too many cases of prayers being answered to deny it makes a difference to our fate. It does.
Though braggarts come across as conceited, their boasting often reflects a low sense of self-regard
Dr. Schwartz had no other alternatives up his sleeve. He suggested my mother go home and think about what she wanted to do.
When Jacob was chosen, Esau was not rejected; G-d does not reject.
So why was she forever unceremoniously dumping them in the library after the long school day was over and virtually all the other students and staff members had already gone home?
Between Judaism and Islam there can be friendship and mutual respect as Abraham loved both his sons.