Birchas Kohanim On A Fast Day ‘Because of Intoxication…’ (Taanis 26b)
Herman was speechless, yet the look in his eyes said it all. Indeed, his gratitude knew no bounds.
A commonly employed and permissible device regarding the prohibition of wearing fresh clothes during the Nine Days is to don them for a moment or two before the Nine Days.
There are often two distinct perspectives of an event: the perspective from living in the moment, and the perspective of history.
Question: At Birkat Kohanim, who says the phrase, “Am k’doshecha ka’amur”?
The power of "positive campaigning;" Nothing quenches your soul's thirst like Torah.
Gratitude=Great Attitude. Appreciation is always appropriate.
Hate and Love; Opposite sides of the coin of motivation.
After listening to the driver’s incredible story, Rabbi Levenstein asked him, “What about you? After seeing such a miracle why didn’t you became Torah observant?”
The rock doesn’t have needs, yet it listens to Hashem. How much more so should we, who have so many needs?
How can we be certain that any animal can be counted toward ma’asar beheimah when perhaps it is a treifah?
Scientific disciplines don’t ask "why", a metaphysical question. They ask "how does it function?”
A Siyum Validates It ‘Thereupon The Decrees Were Annulled’ (Ta’anis 18a)
Question: I recently returned from a trip abroad and wanted to say HaGomel. When I mentioned this to the officers of my synagogue, however, they told me – as per the instructions of the synagogue’s rabbi – that I would have to wait until Shabbos to do so. I was not given any reason for this and did not wish to display my ignorance, so I quietly acquiesced. Can you please explain why I had to wait? Name Withheld (Via E-Mail)
"You cannot restrain Ari from building a fence on his property," answered Rabbi Dayan.
Question: How can one determine whether someone is a true disciple of a rav, Rebbe, or rosh yeshiva?
A few seats away, I noticed a man with a Mishnah in hand, talking intently into a cell phone. I soon realized the man was participating in a Daf Yomi shiur, utilizing his traveling time well.
What was the small act of Moshe talking to the rock meant to teach the people of Israel?
The two words "thank you" have no time expiration; even if spoken after many years they’re as potent as ever.
Leaders must be careful to subdue their ego. The cause is larger than the personal concerns of one person.
Known by all as a happy-go-lucky fellow, Yossel’s lackluster parnassah never got the better of him. His dejected-looking wife, however, hardly shared his simchas ha’chayim and Yossel would often attempt to cheer her with words of chizuk.
When it comes to passing on Jewishness we must follow the mother - for it is she who ensures it.
Although famous for his smile, Ike Eisenhower actually harbored a volcanic temper that he worked arduously to control.