It is important to keep in mind that there are numerous midrashim that are not meant to be taken literally.
They shall make a Sanctuary for Me so that I may dwell among them"
One could suggest that we distinguish tamei animals from the items they produce.
Amazingly, whenever we accomplish something in this world, the results are credited to us even though we are fully aware that Hashem is the One Who did it all.
How can we as 21st century Torah learners, find meaning and relevance in the Mishkan's construction?
The Sfat Emet explains that reality is malleable, and that the shaper of reality is...Humanity
If we truly want to be involved in Torah study, than we, ipso facto, are involved in Torah study.
The month of Adar is characterized by the emotion of unbridled joy.
So what did Eisenhower actually say?
Many poskim maintain that if a person buys an inexpensive suit he need not check it for shatnez since the vast majority of inexpensive suits are shatnez-free.
In this week's parsha, the Israelites experience their highest high & lowest low within a few verses
The obligation to perform Mitzvot is a fundamental enabler for the Divine Countenance in this world. Shechina was never removed from the nations of the world, for otherwise the world could not exist.
So too if someone intended to help Shimon and succeeded, we understand that good was coming to Shimon because Hashem decided long ago.
I prefer to celebrate with you the many times we reach just beyond the boundary into the good & holy
By first putting parents before "self" we learn to put the more abstract God before self.
There is no greater joy and gratitude that a father can have than when a lost child is led home.
The Gemara (Berachos 20b) states that Ezra instituted that people who contract a certain type of tumah (baal keri) may not study Torah until...
“Yeah. break those bones. Crack. Crack. Splatter goes me. Hee, hee, hee. And then. . . and then, they take me to the hospital.
Truly knowing God isn't just a matter of national relationship, most importantly it's a personal one
Yitro may well be the prototype of the righteous gentile, maintaining a distinct non-Jewish identity
Tefillah is not voluntary or something we do when we feel like it. It is one of the 613 mitzvos.
The problem is, the Torah doesn’t really take such a kind view of being too involved with the temporal world.
Rashi interprets the word “Ki” as "even though,” or "despite" (similar to the use of “Ki Karov Hu,” specifying that G-d did not lead the Jewish people through the land of the Philistines even though it was closer).
I believe that not all agree with the opinion of the Ran and Rabbeinu Tam that the rule of af ha’eim hayu b’osah haneis applies to the obligation to eat three seudos with lechem mishneh.
The first 30 years of the State of Israel allowed many to see God in history