The Torah's standard for convicting a criminal is set much higher than many contemporary systems of law, that accept one witness. In practice, that means the Torah prefers to let criminals off, rather than punish the innocent
The last month of the Jewish calendar is actually the most important – serving as preparation for the High Holidays.
These PETA people are not Orthodox Jews. So, why would they so strongly criticize a kosher packing plant for what they believe to be violations of kosher practice?
What does it mean to be a student of Hashem? It means, at least in part, to study Torah for Him.
Leaders must be able to identify these existential, or Dunkirk moments, and act accordingly.
If we use this propitious time wisely, Hashem will forgive our iniquities of the whole year and grant us a new, clean slate.
While it is true that life is a battle, and exerting self-control is the primary vehicle of growth, Hashem created us to be happy.
There has been very little media coverage of the actual events, and there are many unanswered questions.
The halacha is that first C must repay the two hundred dinarim that are not in dispute.
D’tzach, Adash, B’Achav ‘Everyone Is Qualified To Judge’ (Sanhedrin 36b)
If the plaintiff lives in Chicago and the defendant lives in New York, the plaintiff may not summon the defendant to the bet din in Chicago but only to the bet din in New York.
The two decided to approach Rabbi Dayan. Mr. Weil damaged my car, said Mr. Braun. I'd like to have it repaired at a dealer-authorized body shop, but he has a cheaper estimate. Is he liable for the full cost?
One unexpected bonus of our two-week trip was meeting up with some of our Israeli family.
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
Our attitude, how we see the world, how we perceive things, how we react, how we internalize the reality around us, that will determine whether we are blessed or cursed. It is completely in our hands.
The more we learn about the psychology of bereavement and the stages through which we must pass before loss is healed, so more the wisdom of Judaism’s ancient laws and customs becomes ever more clear.
Eternal wisdom from Rebbetzin Jungreis, a”h on the supreme value, and blessing, of building a family
While there is no proof of life after death, everything seems to allude to it. Our existence in this world resembles a station at which we arrive when we are born and from which we leave when we die, returning to “home base.”
This week's portion, Re'ei, speaks of our need for a sense of place, how difficult it often is to find, and how we must protect others' sense of place. It also addresses the sanctity of the Land of Israel
A society that structures its economic institutions to make all genuine partners fulfills the mitzvah of tzedakah. A society that institutionalizes dependence, no matter how reliably it provides for its dependents, has turned them into pierced slaves
With the warm reception they had received in Manchester, and with both Aaron and Rivka preferring quieter areas and smaller communities to the hustle and bustle of London, they decided to move there.
Eternal wisdom from Rebbetzin Jungreis, a”h on achieving a more meaningful existence.
Of the travesties listed in the Gemara the one that is most obviously becoming more rampant is mishkav zachor.
Cases involving fines and punitive damages, kenas, required a court of three judges ordained with authentic semicha.