Man has two competing sides to him, each one crying out to fulfill it needs, each one demanding its fill.
Is It A Penalty? ‘Why Not Deal With False Evidence?’ (Bava Kamma 5a)
A pervasive difficulty when dealing with singles is their failure to be realistic. Today’s successful shadchan not only has to be a matchmaker but often also assumes the role of a “life coach”
Mr. Abrams turned to Rabbi Dayan: "Whom should I honor with the bris?" he asked.
Pinchas told his friend how he had felt that he would need to be with someone he knew to help him and his mother through a very difficult Shabbat. Hashem granted him and his mother this chesed.
Depending on their spiritual condition, human beings will either be satisfied with what they have, or will not. This is the determining factor whether or not it is a year of 'plenty.'
I would like to point out that this part of the tochacha has been visited upon us today, and it is important that we realize it.
Without belief in the covenant, there would be no State of Israel or any significant Jewish history after the Holocaust. Jews kept hope alive; Hope kept the Jewish people alive.
What else do we know about Baruch ben Neriyah?
Question: Is there a requirement to say “Hineni muchan u’mezuman…” before Sefirat HaOmer? Also if a person arrives late for Maariv, should he count sefirah first with the minyan or proceed immediately to Maariv? Moshe Jakobowitz Brooklyn, NY
A Ruling Too Novel? ‘One Who Ate Nevelah On Yom Kippur Is Exempt’ (Kiddushin 77b)
The Torah is teaching us that even a mature adult faced with a difficult trial will be greatly influenced by what others are doing.
“One of the drivers is nearby right now, and will pick you up between 9:05 and 9:07!” Very good tidings indeed. Except for the fact that I was then distributing freshly washed laundry while listening to the 9 PM News.
"That happens," said Shaindy. "We're always breaking dishes in my house, too."
What is the difference between philosophy and the political vision at the heart of Tanach? The answer lies in their different understandings of time.
If a person steals an item and then dies, his children must return the stolen item.
It’s easy for anyone to lose his way, and once the downward spiral commences, the descent is rapid. Downhill is always easy, but with HaShem's help, every Jew can climb back up again.
As Lag B’Omer bonfires blaze across Israel, we know that the holy essence of Am Yisrael guarantees that the Nation will return to its roots no matter how secular it looks on the outside.