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
If we do things right, this year might even be the year of the final redemption!
God wanted to establish the principle that children are not the property of their parents.
Jonah objected to God accepting repentance based on ulterior motives and likely for short duration.
It is in the nature of the Nations of the World to be hostile towards the Jewish People.
A bit of (non-Jewish) history can help us understand this week’s Torah portion: In the early 1500s, the Catholic church was being fundamentally challenged...
Unlike the two and a half tribes, when we walk in front of G-d, we must be perfect in our motivation
Today, we remain Hashem's nachal.