Though I have heard many explanations about the meaning of this day ( Tisha B'Av)– senseless hatred and violence, ignorance and alienation – I had never heard anything like the explanation I received this week:}
The highlight of Prince William's visit to Israel is he merited to be the first British royal to make an official visit to Israel.
The myth of Narcissus is not a myth at all-127 people have died worshiping their own image.
A society in which nobody cares about a person who falls down and dies, but mourns a stone that falls, is a society that has a problem; it cares more about physical progress than human life.
l the parshiyot we read during Elul serve as reminders for how we can fix and improve our lives before the coming new year. The opening verses of each of these parshiyot point toward the direction we should go
Rav Kook's gift for the days of Elul.
The contemporary question,how to balance family and work, is actually a biblical one,addressed by Moses in his subtle rebuke to the tribe of Re'uven.
Moshe is about to pass away, Ari says, and leaves the nation one message: "Take responsibility!" Moshe focuses on the nation. This is the message Ari lived and left us with.
A memorial to Rav Ovadia Yosef (ZT"l) in his daughters' recollections
What is the connection between the story of the spies and of Korach?
Wishing you a great start to a great new year. Shana Tova!
The challenge of observing-especially-when understanding is elusive.
Wishing that everyone will be remembered for life.
The revolutionary sukkah--
An inspired and inspiring list of "SHOULDS" for Elul--and the whole year
A gem from the Or HaChaim, one of the greatest Torah commemorated, whose 275th yahrzeit was last week
Sports or Judaism--two top athletes made the right decision
The Ari HaKadosh – Rabbi Yitzchak ben Shlomo Luria (1534-1572) – passed away 446 years ago this week. Here is a simple teaching from him.