Hashem wants us to realize that we are not in control of Har Habayis, and this should disturb us.
Anyway he gave it a try and got in the car and sure enough… the car started! He was surprised and asked the old man, how did you know what to do?
Perhaps the reason this conflict erupted was for the purpose of reminding us that the Kosel is a holy sanctified place, which must be treated as such.
There is an obvious question about this story. Why would Sichon and Og wage war with Klal Yisrael?
To say that this respect for all people is vitally lacking amongst many of our Jewish brothers and sisters is an understatement.
Hashem told Moshe that the miracle of the staffs would remove the complaint that Bnei Yisrael still had.
They saw extremely large fruit and interpreted that to mean that just as the fruit are extreme and strange so to are the inhabitants. This was a misconception and a misinterpretation of the facts.
Given the potential for kaparah, we must understand how to properly utilize this time of Bein Hametzarim, which begins in a month’s time.
Jews today are quick to judge others and to label them as frum or not frum, acceptable or unacceptable, kosher or treif. We merely observe their outer layer without understanding who they really are.
When the nations of the world will see Hashem saving his children, His nation, they will see that there is a Borei Olam who runs the world.
Jews witnessed the ten makkos defy every natural law and decimate their oppressors. How could they still be sinking lower in tumah after witnessing this?
We are in Eretz Yisrael before the building of the Beis Hamikdash. Why are we repeating the same mistake three thousand years later?
This week's parsha discusses the sudden and disturbing death of two of Aharon's sons, Nadav and Avihu
Instead of commending this righteous individual for his proper ethical standards, he has been attacked by the left wing media!
Our sages write that one of the reasons the second Beit Hamikdash was destroyed was because of blind hatred.
How can we say that we are waiting for Mashiach in any month other than Nissan?
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.