In the midst of all this name calling by these so called leaders stands a man who is steadfast in his beliefs and is prepared to deal with any outside pressure to get his point across.
“Well, you are also part of this class! If someone drills a hole in the boat, the boat will ultimately sink, and even the innocent ones will perish as well. The whole class must be punished!”
Teachers, as well as administrators, must be actively involved in the daily prayers that transpire at a school and must set the bar as dugmaot ishiot, role models, on how one must daven.
I think that we have to follow the approach of the Tannaim and Amoraim. They followed the latest scientific developments of their time.
If the Maccabees found enough oil to last for one day, then why was the first day considered a miracle?
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?
In our times, most of us when we pray, our minds are on something else-it is hard to focus all the time.
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
Two of these attacks occurred close to Allon Shvut, and somehow I feel responsible.
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.
We recognize that we are only a speck in this great world and only a small impression in the unfolding of time. As an educator, I have always believed that teachers should realize this as well.
Schools should realize that a child’s life is composed of multifaceted experiences, and schoolwork and homework are only one small part of the equation.
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.
Food can be eaten to fill your stomach. But food can also be eaten with the intent to recognize Creation and acknowledge the Creator. A bracha is not just a thank you.