"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.
"I'm sure that if Maimonides, or Rabbi Yosef Karo lived today, they would say: We never wrote our codifications for a time when the State of Israel would be established."
Had the Jews not sinned with the spies, they would have gone into the land led by Moshe at the end of Parshat Shelach. Hence the end of Vayikra would have basically been the end of the Torah
After the kohanim, leviim and yisraelim lies the outermost circle, representing the nations of the world.
The students were eventually expelled from the school that they were attending, but the reactions of the parents were quite divergent.
We are all familiar with the idea of preparing for matan Torah, but in which way does counting the days help us become worthy of receiving the Torah?
Dani unwrapped the book and was very happy as it was exactly what he wanted.
In Spite Of The Consequences ‘There Is Birtha di’Satya In Babylon’ (Kiddushin 72a)
"Do you really think it's theirs?" asked Shlomie. "They're only kids."
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
This mitzvah seems very difficult to understand. The answer lies in our understanding how our middos are shaped.
In a way not shared by any other festival, Sukkot celebrates the dual nature of Jewish faith: the universality of G-d and the particularity of Jewish existence.
On the other hand, perhaps the fetus she is carrying is a male, and she is obligated to ensure that he does not become tamei.
The Hebrew word for coincidence is 'mikreh.' It comes from “karah min Hashem – it happened from G-d.” G-d arranges our footsteps.” You must only learn how to listen.
The Torah is telling us something here: Though we may sometimes act too rashly, there are times when rash action is the only way to prevent a complete catastrophe.
The difference between becoming widowed and becoming a divorcee is the former evokes compassion while the latter suffer differently enduring gossip
Yearning and striving for holiness is a testament to one's love and devotion to the Creator.
“These days of counting are similar to the days of Chol HaMoed that are in between the first and last day of Sukkos . . .”
As Jews became defined by religion, Christians could work to convert them--You can change your religion but you cannot change your race