MacArthur was more than simply an expert in the writing and delivery of sound bites.
Clothes make the human: "Modesty is the conscience of the body." Honore de Balzac
Despite modern-day wisdom, which instructs us, "not to sweat the small stuff," but it ALL starts with the “small stuff.” if allowed to go unchecked, it is the “small stuff" which can poison relationships
The Priest Forbade Chametz ‘Acquired By Admission’ (Bava Basra 149a)
A typical example of a chok is the prohibition against wearing sha’atnez, clothes made of wool and linen. A typical example of a mishpat is the prohibition against murder.
They saw extremely large fruit and interpreted that to mean that just as the fruit are extreme and strange so to are the inhabitants. This was a misconception and a misinterpretation of the facts.
Mr. Stein notified all the participants and called Mr. Turk. Our flight was delayed, he said. We will have to reschedule the bus for 5 p.m.
In order for an admission to be acceptable in court, it must be made in front of two witnesses appointed to hear it.
After a couple of weeks, it became very clear to me that I was not earning anywhere near enough money to pay for Yeshivah.
Question: When reciting a berachah in English, does a person fulfill his obligation if he says “Hashem” instead of “L-rd” or “G-d”? Yosef
Are pessimists just rationalists, and is hope just naivete?
I can empathize with the Children of Israel wanting to send spies to see the land they were to conquer. Once they could see with x-ray vision, "The entire people saw the thunder...the sound of the shofar" but now, no longer
Yehoshua and Calev's mistake was what they could have done earlier: They must have known their colleagues’ negative inclination. The Torah’s silence on whether they tried to change the mind of the other spies speaks to their own silence as well.
From a human perspective, circumcision happens just once; but from the perspective of mission, the message conveyed by this act – the Jewish nation’s unwavering commitment to a higher mission – resounds forever
The case of yibum concerns the married man who dies without leaving any sons.
It was a year of Torah learning, a year of fostering new friendships, a year of encounters with diverse educators and personalities, a year of becoming more attached to the land, and a year of relative innocence.
One reason commonly cited for anti-Semitism is simply jealousy.
Migo applies in a case that a person, usually the defendant, states a weak claim, one that would not ordinarily be believed...
Given the potential for kaparah, we must understand how to properly utilize this time of Bein Hametzarim, which begins in a month’s time.
Who are these twins and what are we supposed to learn from them? If we can answer this question, we will know our job for this time of the year.
What Pidyon Haben? ‘To Me, Daughters Are Dearer Than Sons’ (Bava Basra 141a)
Question: Is one obligated to stand while the shliach tzibbur repeats the Shemoneh Esreh? I have observed that some people stand during the whole repetition of the Amida while others sit most of the time. Menachem
It is upon the plaintiff to bring the required evidence to prove his case.
We identify with the heroes of the Bible because, despite their greatness, they never cease to be human, nor do they aspire to be anything else. Hence the phenomenon of which the sedra of Beha’alotecha provides a shattering example: the vulnerability of some of the greatest religious leaders of all time, to depression and despair.