Myth that niddah=dirty stopped many women from accepting laws of family purity and must be shattered
In every generation is the challenge to purge the culture of our exile from our minds and our hearts
Rabbi Fohrman connects the metzora purification process with the korban pesach.
The day after Israel was declared a State, everyone recited Hallel and people danced in the streets.
Though an ardent Zionist, I'm neither blind nor naïve and have ambivalence for each of the 3 dates
For humans, reducing flesh is generally a good thing whereas its expansion is generally a bad thing
Lincoln was not a perfect man. But he rose above his imperfections to do what he thought was right not matter the obstacles.
Adon Olam: An Erev Shabbat Musical Interlude Courtesy of David Herman
Oh My, It’s Copper! ‘…And One Who Is A Coppersmith’ (Kethubboth 77a)
The omer sacrifice of loose barley flour was more fitting for animal consumption than human consumption and symbolizes the depths to which the Jewish slaves had sunk.
Question: If Abraham was commanded to circumcise his descendants on the eighth day, why do Arabs – who claim to descend from Abraham through Yishmael – wait until their children are 13 to circumcise them? I am aware that this is a matter of little consequence to our people. Nevertheless, this inconsistency is one that piques my curiosity. M. Goldman (Via E-mail)
When Chazal call not eating treif food a chok, that refers to how it functions.
His mother called “Yoni, Yoni!” Her eyes, a moment earlier dark with pain, shone with joy and hope
Kashrut reminds us that in the end, God is the arbiter of right and wrong.
In a cab with Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach & Rav Elayshiv discussing if/when to say tefillas haderech
The successful student listens more than speaks out; wants his ideas critiqued, not just appreciated
Why would it not be sufficient to simply state lehoros from which we derive that in such a state one may not issue any psak?
What do we learn about overcoming loss from the argument between Moses and Aaron's remaining 2 sons?
Each of the unique roles attributed to Moshe share the common theme that they require of and grant higher sanctity to the individual filling the role.
Because of the way the piece of my finger had been severed, the doctors at the hospital were not able to reattach it. They told me I’d have to see a specialist.