Those Jewish souls that society had given up on as lost were cast into the vast ocean of apathy and indifference.
Torah thoughts on this week's parsha, Vayakhel-Pekudei
We may have thought that the first thing Mordechai would do after hearing about the decree of annihilation would be to run to Queen Esther and work on annulling it through their diplomatic and political connections. But that is not what happened.
Rebbetzin Jungreis, a”h, providing guidance on Hakarat haTov--gratitude. Our thanks to you Rebbetzin Jungreis, a”h.
By denying the existence of the loan, the debtor, by implication, also admits that he did not repay it.
"My son dressed up as a lion last year," exclaimed Mrs. Kahn. "We bought this great costume. It was so realistic!"
This Rashi seems difficult to understand when we focus on whom these people were and where this was taking place.
Though my father lives in another area of Staten Island, he has been intermittently involved with this synagogue since its inception.
May a person who wants to eat chametz that everybody else finds inedible do so?
Question: I anticipate soon dissolving a business partnership. How should I expect to be treated in a beit din? No Name Please
Our Turn ‘A Gentile Nullifies His Idolatrous Relic’ (Avodah Zarah 52b)
We must also work together to create a culture in our country that embraces the dignity of life, that creates deep and meaningful human connections, and that turns classmates and colleagues into friends and neighbors.
We must never forget that when Aaron was left to lead, the people made a golden calf. But never forget that Moses needed an Aaron to hold the people together. In short, leadership is the capacity to hold together different temperaments, conflicting voices and clashing values.
Paradoxically, with Moshe’s desperate act, something positive happened. When the people realized what Moshe was responding to, it shook them to their foundations.
Some think that what a person wears classifies what type of person he or she is.
Is the way we celebrate Purim the ideal way to spiritually experience it?
Rebbetzin Jungreis, a”h, advice on dealing with life's crises and agonies
Yaakov looked at the will again. "Why do you say that?" he asked. "The will does not say to give $10,000 to each grandchild. It says that $10,000 is granted to the grandchildren as a group. Divide the sum among you!"
To whom does one give on Purim? Must one give to someone who, one suspects, may not really be poor? Is there a minimal amount one must give? Also, what about boys collecting for yeshivot or other institutions – may one discharge one’s obligation by giving to them? Menachem
The Maharsha explains that each mitzvah in the Torah has two angels appointed over it, one good and one bad.
An Idolatrous Eruv ‘Wood From An Asheirah Tree’ (Avodah Zarah 49b)