There are fathers who bravely step up to the plate and fill in the maternal vacuum with their love and devotion.
The message being conveyed is that without “flour,” without the means to support oneself and one’s family, one’s focus on Torah will be impeded by worry.
Times have changed and divorced people have sadly gone from being singularities to almost a sub-community.
The role of the rav has expanded to include situations that have nothing to do with halacha.
Parents should be quick to say something positive to a child even as they chide him or her for bad behavior.
Is the Torah offering nechama by subtly hinting that death brings reunion with loved ones who preceded you?
Was it possible that these butchers of Jewish children had been living the "good life" all these years?
Divorce from a vindictive, cruel spouse can be a lifelong nightmare when there are offspring.
I believe that each person is half a soul and marriage reunites the two.
The Presbyterian Church USA voted to divest from three companies that do business with Israel.
Sadly, there are mothers who, due to severe depression are unable or unwilling to prepare nourishing food for their children.
Not knowing any better, I assumed that Molly and her mother must be voracious readers.
Neglect, indifference or criticism can break a person's neshama.
She told me that she was busy and that he could sit in his wet clothes for the rest of the day. It would teach him to be more careful.
Unpleasant happenings are quickly discarded if they do not affect us directly.
I have always insisted that everything that happens to anyone or anything is min Shamayim.
It is so hurtful to heighten people’s sense of inadequacy and guilt in a matzav that is already horrendous and difficult to bear.
Make no mistake: in the wrong hands cars are weapons of mass destruction.
Where once divorce in heimische communities was relatively uncommon, nowadays every family has a son, daughter, sibling cousin who is divorced – sometimes twice or even three times!
Many go about the business of living frum, observant lives, but they are only going through the motions.
Lately I have been hearing quiet grumblings from people who admit that they regret not encouraging their sons to get a post-high school education after a year or two of learning.
While it would seem from his question that he is being chuzpadik and dismissive, I wonder if its possible, if just maybe, he is a struggling, confused neshama who actually wants to come back to the fold.
A young lady in her early 20’s, “Sarah” was redt to “Shlomie” a boy from her home town who learned in an out-of-town yeshiva. The families know each other well, which in today’s shidduch scene is a big plus – since it was therefore unlikely the kids would “fall in” due to misinformation and misinterpretations.
I came to the conclusion a long time ago that I have to do what is right for me – as long as it’s “ halachically kosher” and doesn’t negatively impact on others – and not worry too much about what others think.
They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and that is precisely what almost always happens in situations where a reference knew someone had serious but hidden emotional issues, but did not reveal the information to the person making inquiries.