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.
With lots of time on his hands and a wealth of teaching experience under his belt, his answer was a no-brainer.
I felt terror posing questions to Rav Elyashiv doing so only twice in the 9 years I was in his shiur
This week's parshah inspired the Jubilee 2000 initiative leading to debt cancellation of $34 biilion
This young man was particularly fine, as when his parents suggested he date someone, he didn’t bother to look at resumes or pictures, as many young men do. He trusted his parents knew his best interests, and attempted to put his best foot forward.
They had realized they would be far from civilization and kosher food and had packed plenty of fresh and canned food as well as making sure there was a microwave in their room which they knew how to kasher.
He was deeply saddened by the thought of her going to her final resting place alone and that it appeared as if she knew no one and had no family who cared about her.
“What a way to spend a Sunday afternoon,” my husband remarked. “Well, baruch Hashem we are safe, there was no accident, and I’m sure there is a good reason for everything that happened to us,” I mused.
In a cab with Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach & Rav Elayshiv discussing if/when to say tefillas haderech
Because of the way the piece of my finger had been severed, the doctors at the hospital were not able to reattach it. They told me I’d have to see a specialist.
Nissim Menashe 50, a resident of Petach Tikvah, celebrated last Israel Independence Day like most of the country, he had a barbecue with his family....
Recently, I was outside and noticed two Lubavitcher boys placing fliers in all the mailboxes where they noticed a mezuzah, as Lubavitcher are known to do.
How was I going to get to Manhattan? No cabs were going, we didn't have a car, and many people who did have cars had no gas.
Rambam: Eating blood's forbidden because connected to idolatry;Ramban: We're affected by what we eat
B’chasdei Hashem, I found precisely enough chicken, prepared meat knishes and various other foods I required.
Rav Elyashiv favored books about gedolim with 2 caveats: accuracy; and no distasteful elements
Why should unintentional sins require atonement? What guilt exists when requisite intent is lacking?
But… “Is there anything…,” I choked out, “that I could do, as a merit that G-d should have mercy on me?”
Like Shabbat points to something beyond time, the people Israel points to something beyond history
"But you have all our credit card details from when we paid for the car.”
The Sabbath is a full dress rehearsal for an ideal society that has not yet come to pass-but will
Jewish prayer is a convergence of 2 modes of biblical spirituality, exemplified by Moses and Aaron
Eventually, after some trial and error, including an experience with a prima donna and one with a thief, I baruch Hashem ultimately found a fine, honest and reliable household helper.