While the sincerity of the little fellow might be touching, he is missing the point.
Hillel felt the counselors and camp administration did not have sufficient authority to deal with Bernie. Reluctantly, he agreed to sell the bat to Bernie for $200.
They bentched nonetheless, though, because they were given a specific mitzvah to thank Hashem for the mon.
She knew it wasn’t easy or pleasant to stand around asking for money and so many people were far worse off than she was.
The time has come for all of us to change, to become the people our Creator meant us to be. Instead of working on others, let us work on ourselves.
One must be honest and straight in business dealings and in any interchange involving another person, no matter what his color or creed.
Is it possible God afflicted the nation of Israel through the past 40 years of the desert, withholding food and water from them...on purpose? How can we have a relationship with a God like that?
There is something profoundly spiritual about listening-shema. It is the most effective form of conflict resolution I know.
How could I possibly handle all these different emotions on top of the complexities of life? Easy,,,by dancing.
A musical perspective on Parshat Ekev...
Throughout the perek, the navi describes the greatness of Hashem Yisbarach and His tender loving care and concern for His people, Klal Yisrael.
Where there is no clear practice, the families can withhold the fee until the wedding.
I’m afraid. People do not understand, but what I fear is our own people – yes, our own people who have forgotten who we are, who no longer remember that we Jews stood at Sinai
When a man mounts a horse, the man may weigh 150 pounds, the horse more than 2,000. Yet the man commands the horse to ride, gallop, turn, and stop.
A Dog’s Life ‘Raising Dogs Is Like Raising Pigs’ (Bava Kamma 83a)
So I feel especially blessed that I have experienced both the small world phenomenon and the pre-destined shidduch reality, all in one obviously bashert bit of matchmaking.
Consent, however, is an elastic phrase under Jewish law and can be stretched almost to breaking point.
The halacha is that even if a person has already fulfilled a mitzvah he can still be motzi another who has not yet fulfilled it.
In this week's parsha, Moses speaks, a lot - but it all seems so boring, and disconnected. The Torah is a book - and...