What is the exact meaning of “amen” and where does the word come from? David H. (Via E-Mail)
Pharaoh had no problem with emunah, but he sure didn’t trust in Hashem – he rebelled. He had emunah, but no bitachon.
Refraining from nursing from a non-Jewish woman is merely going beyond the letter of the law.
Jewish history isn't just Jews enduring catastrophes but renewing themselves after every disaster
As he was leading the kehillah, he heard a voice in his ear instructing him “to take care of my daughter.”
If the husband cannot find an agent who agrees to travel with the Get to where the wife resides, the husband may appoint an agent who resides where the wife lives.
The challenge of finding one’s shidduch has reached crisis-like status in many Jewish communities
Could Judah really expect the Viceroy to grasp his subtle threats & insults when translated? He didn't.
Tzipporah is largely invisible & almost entirely silent, we hear her only when she rebukes Moshe
"Well, in that case," said Itzik, "just tell Jake that I paid back the money and it was stolen.
Last Will and Testament ‘A Deathbed Request Is Considered Sealed And Delivered’ (Gitin 14b)
For the next seventeen years, every time they spoke and every time they were together, there was a certain wedge keeping them apart.
It is evident from the Gemara and from the berachah that Yaakov Avinu gave to Asher that properly honoring Shabbos is not only a great mitzvah, but sound financial advice as well.
While so doing the husband says, “This is your Get, please accept it, you are divorced from me as of this moment and you are free to marry another man.”
Occasionally, Shimon would enquire after their children and grandchildren but for many this was too painful as they had little or no contact with them, so he had learnt over the years who he could ask and who he shouldn’t.
HaShem wanted the Israelites to become a living testimony to the power of freedom.
He had always thought of Rothschild as a French citizen first and foremost.
This week closes sefer Breishit; How did we come so far from the ideal nation set up by Abraham?
Even if we do not see Hashem’s Hand it is there; sometimes hashgachah pratis is undeniably obvious
It is a time of dark shadows but we can use these shadows to explore and discover our own light.
Did you ever wonder if Yosef and his brothers ever conclusively put their past friction to rest?
With short, metaphoric, speeches to his sons-wrongly called blessings-Yakov conveys his take on life