In this week's parsha, the Israelites experience their highest high & lowest low within a few verses
The obligation to perform Mitzvot is a fundamental enabler for the Divine Countenance in this world. Shechina was never removed from the nations of the world, for otherwise the world could not exist.
The only way to understand life is by living itL "Na’aseh venishma//We will do and we will obey.”
"What are you talking about?" asked Moshe. "I wasn't aware that the kesubah entailed payment of such sums."
So too if someone intended to help Shimon and succeeded, we understand that good was coming to Shimon because Hashem decided long ago.
We no longer identify with kindness and commitment; Apathy and callousness have taken over our lives
I prefer to celebrate with you the many times we reach just beyond the boundary into the good & holy
By first putting parents before "self" we learn to put the more abstract God before self.
Chess reminds one of Talmudic halachic debate with its "deliberate" tendency to make life harder
There is no greater joy and gratitude that a father can have than when a lost child is led home.
The Gemara (Berachos 20b) states that Ezra instituted that people who contract a certain type of tumah (baal keri) may not study Torah until...
Splitting Grains? ‘Mixed Untithed Produce’ (Gittin 47b)
“But what do you want from me?” argues Shlomo One. “I acted responsibly. I gave the Porsche to a shomer sachar who has an even greater duty of care toward you than I do.”
What is the exact meaning of amen and where does the word come from? David H. (Via E-Mail)
“Yeah. break those bones. Crack. Crack. Splatter goes me. Hee, hee, hee. And then. . . and then, they take me to the hospital.
He handed it to me and hmm… yes, it was definitely a private check book left unattended, with a woman’s name, address, and phone number printed at the top.
"I understand you point of view," said the brother, "but if seems wrong to me. I'd like to consult Rabbi Dayan on this."
How do we teach rachamim? To impart new values to our sons and daughters, we ourselves must change
Truly knowing God isn't just a matter of national relationship, most importantly it's a personal one