The soldiers milling around were silent, staring into the distance as if willing the ambulance to arrive faster.
When there is cause for celebration our complete focus should be on that celebration.
Rebbetzin Yemima Mizrachi: "We live in a joy-challenged society. Today, joy must be learned. It is precisely joy, which everyone treats lightly, that requires serious consideration on our part."
Many of the so-called Western world leaders can also stand in for the false and power-hungry king who had no scruples about participating in the annihilation of millions of Jews.
The Meat Is Kosher, Treif, Kosher, Treif… ‘If One Clotted Blood’ (Chullin 120a)
On the way home, Chaim and two other friends were mugged and their wallets were stolen.
David was surprised at the downright refusal, but he didn’t lose hope. He set out to another vendor and another vendor and another…
Question: I’ve noticed that some people fill their Kiddush and Havdallah cups to the point that they overflow. Is there a halachic source for this pratice? Doesn’t it amount to bal tashchit?Bernard Gold
Since Omar was not censured, she has doubled down and continued her diatribe.
The contemporary world continues to be scarred by violence and terror. Sadly, the ban against blood sacrifice is still relevant. The instinct against which it is a protest – sacrificing life to exorcise fear – still lives on.
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Much like the leadership of the Zionist Entity today, Haman came up with a dastardly plan to destroy...every living Palestinian.
The Orchos Chayim... writes that full inebriation is certainly prohibited, "and there is no greater sin, as it leads to sexual impropriety, bloodshed, and other sins."
In the phrase I appear to be passive, but a deeper examination reveals that I am the active component: it is my active seeking of your grace that ingratiates me in you.
Many authorities rule that it is preferable to continue the meal after nightfall as a way of acknowledging the semi-festive character of the next day, i.e., Shushan Purim.
For an interpretation to qualify as a good drash, it must present an insightful idea that is somehow enhanced by the original text.
Cynical people always try to point out the negative.
Why is Purim the only holiday that was established on two different dates depending on where one lives?
27 years ago, on the 4th day of Adar Sheni, Menachem Begin passed away. Here are 3 enduring messages from his legacy.
Question: Can a person eat the Purim se’udah at night if he will be traveling on Purim day?Anonymous
What About The Pot? ‘Fish That Was Served On A [Meat] Plate…’ (Chullin 111b)
The navi prophesied that the land will be filled with knowledge of G-d. What’s the significance of the word “land”?
“C’mon, Abba, do me a favor and stop saying, ‘That’s all I need...’ Look at me: I’m healthy and happy. It’s a mitzvah to be happy. Be happy, Abba.”
"Yes," Mr. Pincus said. "But since the loan document is invalid, I shouldn't have to pay the loan."
Shmuel Hanavi had the king of Amalek brought before him, and said, “Just as your sword made women childless, so shall your mother be childless among women.” Shmuel Hanavi then executed Agag.