It is the right amount of the right middah in the right time that is the key to perfection. Each middah has its place, time, and correct measure.
Question: Should we wash our hands in the bathroom with soap and water, or by pouring water from a vessel with handles three times on each hand alternatingly? I have heard it said that a vessel is used only in the morning upon awakening. What are the rules pertaining 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)
Seller’s Remorse ‘He Sold Because He Ostensibly Needed The Funds’ (Ketubbot 97a)
This young man was particularly fine, as when his parents suggested he date someone, he didn’t bother to look at resumes or pictures, as many young men do. He trusted his parents knew his best interests, and attempted to put his best foot forward.
The Bach writes that he mentioned his insights to many of the leading gedolim and no one disproved him.
Abraham was held in the highest regard by the nations of the world.
“Look at Your children–not demanding material things like most children, but requesting a berachah!”
While Judaism believes the hereafter is of important status, it takes a back seat to this world.
A leader that has lost faith in his people cannot lead his people and conquer the land of Israel.
Many think they're serving G-d but they're really asleep-Rebbe Nachman taught stories to wake people
With ubiquitous texting, social media, & email, society is mislead to think that words are ephemeral
Cauliflower is one of my favorite ingredients to cook with – it blends so easily into whatever dish I am preparing.
It's an interesting idea, that love is illustrated by understanding another's needs.
"Keeping" Shabbos means to guard it and make sure to keep every aspect and detail of it.
Pesach is a time when we can grow in this perspective. But merely spending a week working on something will not leave any lasting impression on us.
"There is a diamond necklace that I wear on special occasions," Mrs. Miller told her husband. "It was recently appraised at $6,000. If need be, we can give that as collateral."
Morah for a parent is connected to shemiras Shabbos because the Shechina shines on, and through, the Sabbath.
“You shall not hate your brother in your heart; you shall reprove your fellow and do not bear a sin because of him.” –...
The Bais Halevi answers that we must properly define what is considered to be “in the middle of a mitzvah.”
They had realized they would be far from civilization and kosher food and had packed plenty of fresh and canned food as well as making sure there was a microwave in their room which they knew how to kasher.
He was deeply saddened by the thought of her going to her final resting place alone and that it appeared as if she knew no one and had no family who cared about her.
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)
The Debt Lives On ‘The Orphans’ Mitzvah To Repay Their Father’s Debts’ (Ketubot 91b)