To choose life, you must examine your actions in the period preceding the Days of Awe as an unbiased stranger, and render your decision.
This world has its purpose; it has been ideally fashioned to allow man to grow.
Perhaps the most important leadership lesson Elkana taught us is to never underestimate the difference a single person can make.
The Torah notes that even when we are dispersed God will return us to Him.
Our understanding of what is and what is not possible creates imagined ceilings of opportunity for us.
The Chafetz Chaim answered that there are two forms of teshuvah; teshuvah m’ahava and teshuvah m’yirah.
In Parshas Re’eh the Torah tells us about the bechira to adhere to the commandments of Hashem and refrain from sin. In Parshas Nitzavim, the Torah tells us that we have the choice to repent after we have sinned.
As Moshe is about to die, why does God tell him about how the Israelites will ruin everything?
This week's parsha offers a new covenant; a covenant that speaks to national life unlike any other
All Jews are inherently righteous and that is why we all have a portion in the World to Come.
Since it is a Rabbinic prohibition we may follow the more lenient opinion.
How can the Torah expect me today, thousands of years after the mitzvahs were given, to view each mitzvah as if I’m fulfilling it for the first time?
According to Ibn Ezra, the Torah was stressing through this covenant that hypocrisy was forbidden.
Simcha is total; sahs is God’s joy in protecting us even when we are most vulnerable.
Not only do we accept You as our King, it is our greatest desire that the name of Your Kingdom be spread throughout the entire universe.
They ask, how can Rabbeinu Gershom forbid marrying more than one wife, when the Torah explicitly permits it in this parshah?
the test of moral integrity truly presents itself when one faces difficult situations.
A replica reminds a person of the original. Granted it is in miniature, and granted no one would mistake it for the original, but it carries, almost in caricature form, some semblance of the original.
The inability of creation to violate Hashem’s natural law extends to inanimate object such as heaven and earth.
First, how could a beis din of 23 judges present a guilty verdict in a capital punishment case? After all, only a majority of the 23 judges ruled in favor of his verdict.