There are certain restrictions and abstentions that apply to Tisha B’Av that do not apply to regular aveilus.
Gad’s tremendous wealth considered with other points led rabbis to deduce Gad was very materialistic
The story of Zelophehad's daughters demonstrates Torah’s flexibility and ensuring justice.
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.
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?
5 sisters, with no brothers, questioned an assumed law concerning land inheritance in Israel-and won
With Ruth, The Torah seems to be stating that children shouldn't be punished for the sins of parents
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?
Bil’am’s character is complex and nuanced; neither purely good nor purely evil.
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.
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.