Donald Trump’s election was a complete surprise to many. In fact every poll predicted that he would lose. How were they all so wrong?
As Purim approaches, and as we open the megillah, I can’t help but think about how, sadly, we are too often united because of dangers facing our people.
The obvious question is why Hashem decided to give this mitzvah right at the time when we were leaving Mitzrayim?
There are great accolades and rewards promised for one who judges honestly.
Interestingly, eating fruits of Eretz Yisrael is mentioned twice in the berachah of Al Hamichyah.
The lack of routine condemnation from the United States of Israel’s announced 2,500 new settlement houses is certainly encouraging.
A phenomenon that allows this process to occur is the credence, admiration, and relevance that our culture affords to celebrities and athletes.
What has become clear from modern studies of the brain is that we can control our emotions and our thoughts.
I take umbrage with the perspective that this is a "woman's holiday."
What fish-like characteristics does this month have that it should be exemplified in such a way?
I think that we have to follow the approach of the Tannaim and Amoraim. They followed the latest scientific developments of their time.
In their zeal to uphold the law, they became destroyers rather than builders.
Why is the tzitzis reminder on our clothing? How does it remind us that there are 613 mitzvos?
It would have been understandable for these great warriors to become dispirited.
The travail of Yosef was undoubtedly the greatest trauma of Yaakov’s life, which certainly knew its share of hardships.
Yosef, in interpreting the first set of dreams, performed in a manner that was clearly miraculous to all.
Chazal teach us that we need to be “sur may’rah v’asei tov,”avoid bad and do good.
When we celebrate the completion of learning a section of Torah, we recite the Hadran.
Judah concedes he was wrong&feels regret; THAT is precisely what qualifies his house for leadership