The avodah (service) of the kohen gadol is vital and highly sensitive; the world’s very existence depends on it.
This was a spontaneous act of rest after the miracle of vanquishing their respective foes. The following year they celebrated on the same days as a minhag.
In holy places it's important to maintain a level of silence permitting people to dialogue with God
How the 3 partitions of the mishkan each relate to a layer of creation, aiding our connection to God
What about the Temple service required God to intervene commanding Aaron what he needed to wear?
An open miracle occurred before our very eyes… the scheduled demonstration turned into a resounding celebration.
The keruvim, or cherubs, appear in the tabernacle in three different places. What is their meaning?
While it may appear that man is in charge, Hashem orchestrates every activity on the planet
Man feels vulnerable, exposed, even when he considers himself a great being.
The Aruch Laner asks: How can Rashi say that the third Beis Hamikdash will descend as fire from heaven when every Jew prays several times a day for the rebuilding of the Beis Hamikdash?
The notion of duality is paradoxically a very important part of God’s unity.
The Torah presents us with a model of how to effect change in a sustainable way.
Just having basic emunah during these times of great spiritual challenges is inestimable in Hashem's eyes.
The month of Adar is the month of joy. It’s the time when we reaccepted the Torah.
Hashem placed Esther in the right setting at the right time.
Judaism's moral law, intended to give meaning to life, is violated most when the weak are abused
Hashem placed this world at man’s disposal. In a real sense, man is the steward of Creation.
Perhaps Hillel based his opinion on the original conversion that took place at Mount Sinai and described in Mishpatim.
The Ohr Hachayim rules that one may not manipulate the system; rather he must state his opinion as he see the ruling in the case; not as he would like the outcome of the verdict to become.
A 3rd option: No demarcation between bein adam laMakom & bein adam lechaveiro; they're complementary
Be Forewarned: Rabbi Fohrman on our forefathers and foremothers forming the law.
"Hamas" means "violent," via undue human pressure on a process not meant to be controlled by humans
Matan Torah is when, as Rashi puts it, Heavens and Heavens of Heavens came down to earth, when Hashem revealed himself “panim el panim, face to face” to forge an intimate connection with His chosen people, and through them the entire world.
How is it possible to finish all my work in six days?
He suggests that the general admonition only dictates that a father may not actively enable his son to perform an aveirah.