The Sukkah is the place from which we venture into the world, applying Torah to all aspects of life.
For the most part, we don’t usually experience a great revelation from performing a mitzvah.
When he came to the hospital he saw his fiancée still in her wheelchair, but expected her to surprise him by jumping up and embracing him.
The lulav also symbolizes the scepter of victory with which we emerge after vanquishing the Yom Kippur prosecutor.
"If there were only two possibilities, I understand following the higher amount," said Mr. Meyer. "However, here the pledge could have been any amount from $100 to $360!"
Normal Consumption ‘Leave Aside Babylonian Kutach’ (Nazir 36b)
Question: When a stranger approaches a congregant in shul asking for tzedakah, should the congregant verify that the person’s need is genuine? Furthermore, what constitutes tzedakah? Is a donation to a synagogue, yeshiva, or hospital considered tzedakah? Zvi Kirschner (Via E-Mail)
The common theme between these two situations is that they are defined as acts of Kabbalat Ol Malchut Shamayim, accepting the yoke of Heaven.
Immediately people went up to him to help him, to find out what the problem was and to solve it as soon as possible.
“More than what the rich man does for the poor man is what the poor man does for the rich man” (Midrash Rabbah, Rus 5:9).
Haazinu encourages Jews in times of national emergency & documents our eternal connection to God
Nothing said pertaining to Torah is in vain, even if it seems not to have struck an immediate chord.
Rabbi Fohrman delves into psalm 90 connecting it to stories from Torah & the building of the Mishkan
Caring for each other & improving the world, according to Judaism, is life's purpose
Yom Kippur commemorates God's covenant with the Jewish people & forgiveness for the Golden Calf sin
This year make your Judaism more than superficial-Don't accept merely "feeling" Jewish is sufficient
The fast ended, but no soldier rushed to eat; they sat contemplating the intensity of their prayers.
Said the Ba’al Shem Tov “God is also crying. For as much as He looks for us, we rarely look for Him”
Consider this: Why should Hashem accept our teshuva when we often repeat the same aveiros year after year?
Rambam says that when the sinner approaches Hashem he expresses Chatati Aviti Pashati; I think I am Mayzid but perhaps I acted B’Shogeg.
I asked my kids where they’d be spending RH, all the answers were MEALS, NO one mentioned davening
Like Father, Like Son ‘A Man Is Obligated To Train His Son’ (Nazir 29a)
The answer to the question on Rashi seems to be that the namesakes of the shevatim were in fact men of unimaginable greatness,
The Minchas Chinuch writes that although it seems that gathering in the Beis Hamikdash is necessary, perhaps the mitzvah can be performed anywhere in Yerushalayim.