In recognition of the good that was performed in the past we reward this dog with the meat of the animal that he did not protect.
The UN condemns Israel on a constant basis for crimes it has not committed, and continually attempts to recognize the Palestinian claim to the land (with the exception to the Trump administration as we will shortly discuss).
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?
I have fond memories of my trips to Israel with my eighth grade classes for over twenty-five years.
There are great accolades and rewards promised for one who judges honestly.
This amount, when placed into perspective in relation to the entire number of those that were in the desert, represented only one percent of the entire community.
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.
Often times when I pray and the chazzan chants a haunting melody, I close my eyes and it seems as if I am singing with the Shechina of Almighty G-d.
This problem of speech control not only affects adults but also children in Day Schools and Yeshivot.
As you enter the actual museum one becomes a little uneasy as you are explained that for the next one and a half hours you will be walking in total darkness.
Today there are many stumbling blocks that prevent people with disabilities from participating fully in services or even in Jewish education.
The mention of kol is referenced in dozens of places in the Torah, and each time it appears, one is filled with wonder and amazement in its powerful and profound implication and meaning.
We think we have the power to make choices and to effect change in this world – that we are in control of our own destiny.
For me the question that I was about to ask had value and I was always taught by my parents that one must ask questions to gain knowledge.
What has become clear from modern studies of the brain is that we can control our emotions and our thoughts.
The students were eventually expelled from the school that they were attending, but the reactions of the parents were quite divergent.
The difference between living in Israel verses outside of Israel is that in Israel, Judaism is the basis of the country’s daily operations.
“Isn’t there an obligation upon the Jewish community to accept a day school graduate because of the mere fact that he is a product of a Jewish Hebrew day school?”
Though I felt extreme empathy for the child, I attempted to explain to the parent that the responsibility would be too great and in addition it would greatly deprive from the experience of the other children in the class.
In American society we are all caught up with the idea that youth is very important. We are always trying to perceive ourselves as younger.