Purim teaches us that life is like a Ferris wheel – one moment you can be on top, and suddenly you are at the bottom.
Is there a precedent in the thousands of years since Jews accepted the Torah where there was such a widespread disdain of working?
There is no guarantee that being "pound-wise" will extend our lives, but medical science insists that it helps.
Throughout life, we will face many extremely difficult challenges - custom-made Chanukahs that Hashem tailored for us.
Pure evil speech is a weapon of mass destruction...
We tend to take our routine abilities for granted.
This can, to some extent, be achieved by having a will, letting your loved ones know where you are to be buried, and advising them of your assets and where to locate them.
I believe that the up-and-coming generations will not live in the grand single-family homes many of them grew up in.
Even a kindergarten student can understand how the pennies collectively put in the pushka can add to real money that can help a kallah buy linens or feed a family for a week.
Boaz obviously finds it necessary to reassure Rut that no one will hassle or bully her while she is gleaning wheat, and twice he admonishes his field hands not to rebuke or shame her and make her feel threatened in any way.
I can’t say for sure if my idea would work, but to me it makes sense to fill the plane back to front with the window passengers getting to their seats first, followed by the middle-seaters.
They werew great girls and were looking for that "winning" dish.
"Even when a sharpened sword is placed on your neck, do not give up on Divine Mercy."
The fact is there are so many second-time singles in heimische communities and the numbers sadly are growing each year – to such a degree that several organizations have sprung up to provide networking opportunities and social support.
Why would it be more “tznuisdik” for me to go to a Shabbat meal in a sheitel when my host thought my own hair was one?
Prayers of thanks make us focus on the reality that we do have it much better than we think we do.
As visible Jews, we have to be vigilant and very mindful of our actions.
Young people tend to be too naive and idealistic to fully fathom the implications of their actions.
Perhaps we need to review, as Jews, what defines success.
What I call verbal terrorism is tragically not rare at all.