Hashgacha pratis, or personal intervention, is very different. This refers to Hashem’s personal involvement in a nation’s or a person’s life.
In Parshat Beshalach (Exodus 13:17-17:16) we're introduced to a nation of whiners and complainers. After years of slavery, the Israelites are finally a free...
The concept of mourning is predicated on the idea that man inevitably forgets over time, diminishing the acute pain associated with the loss, allowing the mourner to move on.
For the proper running of society, and therefore for the good of mankind, there needs to be a system of leadership and a hierarchy of authority – what we know as government.
The worse that will result in relying on the rov in regards to tereifos, however, is an aveirah b’ones – an unwilling aveirah.
What's the deal with all these laws & what can they teach us about the true meaning of the Exodus?
Shifting the year's start from Tishrei to Nissan symbolizes a shift in perceiving the natural world.
As to which species of fruit caused the downfall of Adam and Eve and their subsequent ouster from the Garden, the verdict is still out.
Tragedy could still have been avoided had Ismay stuck to his origincal vision and goal.
Moshe Rabbeinu reached a level that surpasses human attainment.
Before each person is born, he is predestined for certain abilities and talents, a particular level of intelligence, and an exact disposition and temperament.
The Mishnah Berurah explains that one who davens out loud is demonstrating that he is of small emunah, since he is implying that Hashem cannot hear his quiet tefillah.
Why was there so much repetitive conversation between God and Moses before actual Exodus from Egypt?
According to the Baal haTurim the snakes created by the magicians represented Phaorah himself
Each floor contains magnificent treasures that are not found on any other floor. Every level is set up in a perfect order and one leads to the next.
Who was Moses become he became MOSES?!
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.
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
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.
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?