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Posted on: July 10th, 2015
A man from a distant city once came to Reb Hershel to bemoan the sorry state of his business affairs. To the tzaddik’s inquiry about the extent of his knowledge of religious practice, the man readily admitted his ignorance.
Posted on: July 9th, 2015
While leadership is always needed, complex situations require it at the highest level.
Not everybody’s greatness is readily apparent. Am mkadhsei shvi’i refers to the masses, the less notable among us, who exhibit the hidden, Rosh Chodesh type of sanctity.
We do not find that Pinchas was chastised for what he did; on the contrary he was greatly rewarded.
Why does the Torah group "random" stories together in Parshat Pinchas? Are they really RANDOM?
Posted on: July 8th, 2015
5 sisters, with no brothers, questioned an assumed law concerning land inheritance in Israel-and won
Posted on: July 3rd, 2015
With Ruth, The Torah seems to be stating that children shouldn't be punished for the sins of parents
Posted on: July 2nd, 2015
Without a foundation, one cannot hope to build a structure.
Why do we have a parsha in Sefer Shemos named after Yisro who was not only a former idolater, but actually served as a priest for Avodah Zarah!
The Shulchan Aruch in the very first siman states that one should rise in the morning like a lion, implying that simply rising form bed requires strength of a lion, in line with the Midrash.
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.
What's the nation of Israel's purpose in the world? How we can bring God's blessings into the world?
Posted on: July 1st, 2015
Bil’am’s character is complex and nuanced; neither purely good nor purely evil.
Posted on: June 26th, 2015
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.
Halacha isn't random; it's a mechanism guiding individuals and society to a higher ethical plateau.
Posted on: June 25th, 2015
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.
Tosafos answers that nevertheless the sprinkling is a part of his taharah process.
What was Moses thinking when he struck the rock?
Posted on: June 24th, 2015
Israel's complaining frustrated Moshe, making it increasingly hard for him to lead effectively
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