Each month of the Jewish year is associated with a letter of the Lashon Hakodesh.
Birds, which were created on the fifth day, can accept tumah when they become food.
Apparently, the perseverance demonstrated in multiple attempts at creating an acceptable world is an example of an important characteristic of Hashem that man must emulate, based on the precept of V’Halachta B’Drachav
Every Jew is required to try to influence the world in a positive way.
In every leadership situation there are basic gauges and indicators that must never be ignored.
Constantly investing energy safeguarding separation, life & world is man's participating in creation
Truly understanding the hidden meaning in Parshat Bereishit will provide insight to the entire Torah
Creation is everlasting in the sense that all of us add brushstrokes & notes-that is its perfection
What is the world? Bereshit’s answer: The world is “creativity.”
After all, many sinners live in mansions, and in the post-Holocaust era it’s impossible to conclude that those who suffered sinned.
‘God doing exactly as He planned’ does not mean that all occurred without any ambivalence & tension.
Tosafos quotes an explanation from R’ Meshulem that the halacha requires that the one who is called up to the Torah for those pesukim must read them himself and cannot have a baal korei read them for him.
‘You shall dwell in booths (sukkos) for seven days because I caused the Jewish People to dwell in booths when I took them from the land of Egypt.’
Judaism stipulates that not only does Hashem reveal Himself to the prophets, but to all creation.
If you were the most generous, loving person in the world, and you were completely devoted to help me, if my time on this planet is up there is nothing that you can do to change that; any human is powerless to change my destiny.
Are we, through our prayers, able to convince God to change the course of history?
Why is Sukkot deemed the ultimate holiday of happiness and joy?
The Sukkah is the place from which we venture into the world, applying Torah to all aspects of life.
For the most part, we don’t usually experience a great revelation from performing a mitzvah.
The common theme between these two situations is that they are defined as acts of Kabbalat Ol Malchut Shamayim, accepting the yoke of Heaven.
“More than what the rich man does for the poor man is what the poor man does for the rich man” (Midrash Rabbah, Rus 5:9).
Haazinu encourages Jews in times of national emergency & documents our eternal connection to God
Rabbi Fohrman delves into psalm 90 connecting it to stories from Torah & the building of the Mishkan
Said the Ba’al Shem Tov “God is also crying. For as much as He looks for us, we rarely look for Him”
Consider this: Why should Hashem accept our teshuva when we often repeat the same aveiros year after year?