While Judaism believes the hereafter is of important status, it takes a back seat to this world.
With ubiquitous texting, social media, & email, society is mislead to think that words are ephemeral
It's an interesting idea, that love is illustrated by understanding another's needs.
"Keeping" Shabbos means to guard it and make sure to keep every aspect and detail of it.
Pesach is a time when we can grow in this perspective. But merely spending a week working on something will not leave any lasting impression on us.
Morah for a parent is connected to shemiras Shabbos because the Shechina shines on, and through, the Sabbath.
“You shall not hate your brother in your heart; you shall reprove your fellow and do not bear a sin because of him.” –...
The Bais Halevi answers that we must properly define what is considered to be “in the middle of a mitzvah.”
Rabbi Fohrman asks what's the connection between animal sacrifices and leaving crops for the poor?
Putting parents before oneself is a step toward putting the more abstract concept of God before self
In her diary, Anne Frank wrote words that provided hope for a humanity faced with suffering.
The Arizal taught this same approach, making the point that the Torah would never mention wicked people and their sins if there was not great depth involved from which we are to learn from.
Humility is not achieved when all is well and life is peachy but rather when times are trying and challenging.
He feared the people would have a change of heart and support Rechavam.
In this case one could reason that by applying halach achar harov we could permit the forbidden bird as well.
The answer to this question is based on one of the greatest shortcomings of man – self-limiting beliefs.
Myth that niddah=dirty stopped many women from accepting laws of family purity and must be shattered
Rabbi Fohrman connects the metzora purification process with the korban pesach.
For humans, reducing flesh is generally a good thing whereas its expansion is generally a bad thing
Lincoln was not a perfect man. But he rose above his imperfections to do what he thought was right not matter the obstacles.
Adon Olam: An Erev Shabbat Musical Interlude Courtesy of David Herman
When Chazal call not eating treif food a chok, that refers to how it functions.
Kashrut reminds us that in the end, God is the arbiter of right and wrong.
The successful student listens more than speaks out; wants his ideas critiqued, not just appreciated
Why would it not be sufficient to simply state lehoros from which we derive that in such a state one may not issue any psak?