The quintessence of the story is that Abraham wanted to make it well-known to people that they should recognize G-d as the Creator and be grateful to Him. In order to get the audience for this message, he planted an eshel tree to make his place known and easily found.
My father and his brother Paul survived inside a hollow tree, in the extremely cold Polish winter. How?
Don't be judges on Mishpat alone.
Good Shabbos, Good Yom Tov, Kesiva Vichasima Tova
I always found it quite incredible that the first mitzvah that we are called upon to do as Jews at the beginning of the year is to listen. To pay attention to exactly what it is that Jewish destiny is about.
The Temple’s loss led to the development of rabbinic Judaism, which enabled Torah Judaism to transcend geographic boundaries and take root all over the planet.
The Jewish national period of mourning.
Boaz wasn’t sure if he would be the “go’el”, the redeemer, for Elimelech’s estate...
Lag Sameach and be careful
2 questions and their answers are an enlightening approach
The other purpose of charoset is symbolic. The traditional ingredients of the charoset mixture – nuts, figs, and apples – are used in Scripture to describe the Jewish people.
We see that the wine for Arba Kosot must be considered chashuv. Rav Moshe Feinstein, in turn, rules that grape juice is not chashuv.
The game of freedom
It was on the night of the Seder that Avraham was rescued from the four mighty kings. It was on this night that the Jewish people were saved from Sancherev and his 400 battalions. It was also on this night that Achashveirosh had difficulty in sleeping and the seeds of Haman’s downfall were sown.
The month of Nissan comes in the spring; after a long, cold, and lifeless winter, the world comes to life. The reawakening of Nature is (to anyone yet young in spirit and heart, and not soured by the years and embittered by time) a call from G-d to man.
Many Jewish communities have their own unique stories of salvation. When faced with calamity, either from a tyrant, war, or some other impending danger, these communities miraculously escaped. This is the story of a small-town in Galitzia
As we celebrate Purim, perhaps we should look at the Talmudic interpretation of the holiday to better understand our contemporary era.
“The joy of Purim, the merrymaking, the food, the drink, the whole carnival atmosphere, are there to allow us to live with the risks of being a Jew – in the past, and tragically in the present also – without being terrified, traumatised or intimidated.”
Wishing all a Freilichen Purim!
If we believe in our ability to resurrect ourselves and are loyal to it, the land will blossom and give us back love in return.
A Tribute in 5 Parts to 8 Days and 1 Great Victorian Novelist
Ari Fuld uncovers and explores the real miracle and lessons of Chanukah.
Wishing you a joyous Chanukah
Reb Yisrael and his sons erected their sukkah adjacent to the kitchen door of their palatial home in one of the Five Towns, as they had done for many years in the past...
What have you achieved this past year with the help of God, and what would you like to achieve with His help next year?
How does Yom Kippur help us focus on the future and on making a change?
The pasuk implies that only after Hashem extends his rachamim to this person and he is able to remain a compassionate person, will Hashem have rachmanus on him.