Often people in important positions separate from everyday people & tasks-NOT the Kohen Gadol
You smuggled tefillin into the camp? How can they help? Every day men risked their lives to use them
Rambam: Eating blood's forbidden because connected to idolatry;Ramban: We're affected by what we eat
Rambam warns that a festival meal without taking care of the needy isn't fulfilling simchat yom tov
Nothing beats some preparation to make it a memorable Seder!
These four parshiyos are viewed as steps in a progression toward Pesach, the Yom Tov of teshuvah m’ahavah, of returning to Hashem out of love.
The obvious conclusion from this passage is that when the third Beis HaMikdash is built, since we, unlike the Jews who left Egypt, would not have the need for sacrifices, they would apparently not be part of the service.
He always impressed me with his brilliance and erudition. But it was his warm remarks and his sincere concern that made me want to please him.
The Wedding Day Fast ‘He Accepts A Ring On Her Behalf’ (Kesubos 47a)
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)
This process, which is the most powerful form of kashering, is known as libun.
B’chasdei Hashem, I found precisely enough chicken, prepared meat knishes and various other foods I required.
"Do we have to donate again?" some people asked. "Is it fair that we should have to pay twice?"
If my garment is clean, then I will be careful about maintaining its beauty. If it is soiled, I will not be as careful.
The Ran asks why the Gemara concludes that since we are unsure which two of the four we must recline for, that we must recline for all four.
Amalek's hate never dies; its descendants are eternal & omnipresent; Hashem is our only protection
Rav Elyashiv favored books about gedolim with 2 caveats: accuracy; and no distasteful elements
Though God can’t benefit from gifts to him the best way to create a relationship is by giving to Him
Why should unintentional sins require atonement? What guilt exists when requisite intent is lacking?
Judaism was so democratic that not only did it reject familial and economic aristocracy, it rejected intellectual aristocracy as well. We have many laws to honor Torah scholars.
"Adam" speaks to the universal dimension of the Temple. He is the parent of all humankind.
It is no coincidence that Nissan marks the start of spring, when nature comes alive in all its glory.
Before we embark on a major project or make a fateful decision we must get a wide-range of views and perspectives.