Offering korbanos is not a substitute to living a proper life.
The Omer period is the ultimate completion of the completion, the holiest of the holiest.
Rabbi Fohrman makes a fascinating argument about how Shabbat works and shows that there are shabbatot in different realms.
To properly fulfill the mitzvah of tochachah, there are two absolute requirements. The first relates to attitude, the second to method.
Is telling someone to transgress a rabbinic prohibition not considered bad advice?
The challenge of death is to keep the person who has died alive in spirit.
Rabbi Fohrman explains how the Torah provides the building blocks of true love.
Someone who focuses only on the bones of the Torah makes his bones dry and passionless.
“Who is wise? One who learns from each person” (Pirkei Avot 4:1)
Rashi is bothered by the expression Hashem used: “the Jews need only travel.”
According to the Rambam, the k’nas applies to any chametz on Pesach with which one could, in theory, transgress the aveirah – even if no transgression actually occurred.
Marror is the reliving of the bitter enslavement and matzah is the under-eighteen-minutes redemption.
One difference between Bnei Yisrael and Bnei Noach is that shiurim only apply to Bnei Yisrael.
Hashem imprinted into the essence of each animal all the instincts necessary for its survival as well as for the continuation of its species.
Chazal recognized the importance of recording events for subsequent generations to identify with, understand and appreciate what moved the author so many years before.
Yom Kippur is called one of the days of awe. What does awe have to do with forgiveness for our sins?
the lots teach us that there are aspects of life that are based purely on mazal.
When Hashem took us out of Mitzrayim, we received not only a physical freedom but also a spiritual one.
Today we have more than six million halachic Jews living in the Holy Land.
They have heard many shmuzin discussing the severity of this issue, and they don’t question it.
It may be suggested that a time frame of separation is mandated to heighten the physical encounter.
The Gemara, in Kiddushin 57b, searches for a source to confirm that the bird that is to be set free is permitted to be eaten after the process is concluded.
while each of us is an individual, we are also part of a larger unit
Without a plan of action, a leader will never be able to lead his followers anywhere, no matter how important the destination or lofty the goal.
A friend of mine recently heard a comment that left him stunned. A colleague told him that his mother, a survivor of Auschwitz, who had recently lost her husband of five decades, told her son, “You should know, being alone is worse than Auschwitz!”