The water supply in the wilderness had been dependent on Miriam’s presence. Hence, as soon as she dies, the Jews had no water. In turn, that lack brought about Moshe's disastrous interaction at the boulder.
With the opening of Agri in 1987, Postville was beset with what the locals dubbed, “The Jewish Invasion.” The arrival of the Jews caused a local polarization.
Even the greatest of people must be wary of the dangers of their own passions and pursuits.
Wisdom from Rebbetzin Jungreis on Shalom Bayis and healing the rifts in the greater Jewish people.
The entire group began laughing at Moshe, and with this Korach launched his revolt.
A father may not transfer the bechor’s right to a double portion to a younger son.
Hashem told Moshe that the miracle of the staffs would remove the complaint that Bnei Yisrael still had.
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
It is the certainty with which the plaintiff presses his claim that obliges the defendant to take an oath and that saddles him with a moral obligation to pay.
Crossing The Divide ‘Then The Two Men Shall Stand…’ (Bava Basra 155b)
The bags had floated off in opposite directions and were already filling with water. Yehuda paddled away to pick up his bag.
A nation lacking a consistent message will not flourish, and will ultimately lose its sense of safety and elevation. Even a beautifully motivated desire must be measured by its affect on the future.
In this week's video, Rabbi Fohrman points to two fascinating stories which force us to ask a theological question: what impact, if any, can we have on God? Is it possible for us to influence God?
Korach assembles the people against Moshe - but did they actually engage in, or threaten to engage in, disobedience? The text as we have it records NO active illegality.
The purpose of genuine religious life is to protest against delusion and to teach us to reframe our spiritual spectacles. It is not that religion shows us something new. It shows us what we have seen all our lives but have never noticed.
Their heartache is unimaginable, yet they persevere with their life’s mission with a fervency and faith, seemingly fortified by the tragedy that rocked their world.
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.