Attempts to interpret the message of Hashem in the absence of divine prophecy ultimately may twist that message in unintended ways that can lead to calamitous events.
Suddenly, the pilot's voice could be heard. He explained that this was a special day for those passengers on board who lived in Israel.
If the sick person is thrust into a situation where he is compelled to face his sickness head on, we who are not yet sick can encourage him by facing it with him.
All agree that Jews ARE different. How? Why? The Bible's answer is surprising and profound.
What's the nation of Israel's purpose in the world? How we can bring God's blessings into the world?
"Is there a difference between rescuing and other services?" asked Ploni.
To my dismay, I've seen that shidduch candidates with money become ALL desirable traits for marriage
Bil’am’s character is complex and nuanced; neither purely good nor purely evil.
Amalek, our ultimate foe, understood that when unified, we are invincible and indestructible.
Perhaps on a deeper level, the mitzvah of parah adumah at this junction was not just to purify the body, but the spirit as well.
We tend to justify and idealize this division with pride attributing these tendencies as demonstrating a higher level of kedushah.
Halacha isn't random; it's a mechanism guiding individuals and society to a higher ethical plateau.
Question: Should we wash our hands in the bathroom with soap and water, or by pouring water from a vessel with handles three times, alternating hands? I have heard it said that a vessel is used only in the morning upon awakening. What are the rules pertaining to young children? What is the protocol if no vessel is available? Additionally, may we dry our hands via an electric dryer? Harry Koenigsberg (Via E-Mail)
Less clear, however, is whether the concept applies to the area of civil law such as the law of transfer of property.
The greatest of men, Moshe, had to wait for Hashem to sprinkle purifying waters on Bnei Yisrael to mark the conclusion of the period of death.
My Plate, My Food ‘My Loaf Is Forbidden To You’ (Nedarim 34b)
Of Chukkim “Satan and the nations of the world made fun.” They may appear irrational & superstitious
I realized from this story that I was sent as a messenger from above. Hashem has many helpers in this world to help do his work.
Tosafos answers that nevertheless the sprinkling is a part of his taharah process.
"What difference does that make?" replied Shraga. "What counts is the agreement that we made. I said two hundred fifty and you accepted."
What was Moses thinking when he struck the rock?
Zaidie’s legacy of smiles and loving words was all but buried with him, now the family fights over $
Israel's complaining frustrated Moshe, making it increasingly hard for him to lead effectively