Support Migdal Ohr by purchasing letters in the Torah Scroll that will be written in honor of Rabbi Grossman’s 70th Birthday.
Posted on: July 2nd, 2015
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
Posted on: June 19th, 2015
Dovid's musical Torah teachings were designed to penetrate the soul and the emotions.
It occurred to me, as my brain rattled in my skull on a two-hundred mile ride through rural Virginia, that our souls work in much the same way.
Essential principle of arguments for Heaven's sake is recognizing no 1 person has monopoly on truth
Posted on: June 18th, 2015
Until Korach's rebellion, no one dared challenge Moshe’s authority.
Performing ketores outside the Beis Hamikdash, and at the wrong time is an aveirah.
Posted on: June 17th, 2015
Korach demonstrates how "charisma" can lead to a breakdown in the legitimate forms of leadership
Posted on: June 12th, 2015
A truly great leader is someone who not only leads and influences his immediate circle, but the broader world as well.
As they continued to spread fear in the hearts of the rest of Bnei Yisrael, they report that they saw giants, nefilim. V'sham rainu et hanefilim bnei anak!
It becomes clear that the problem the Jewish people faced wasn't temporary but endemic to its core
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