Each month of the Jewish year is associated with a letter of the Lashon Hakodesh.
When a child needs encouragement whom can he turn to?
The notion of duality is paradoxically a very important part of God’s unity.
A fascinating Biblical echo
QUESTION: Why is there so much pain and suffering in this world? Could not a world be created by G-d that is devoid of pain, suffering and sickness?Y. RappaportVia E-Mail)
Gratitude=Great Attitude. Appreciation is always appropriate.
I returned to work after the pre-summer Memorial Day weekend and found on my desk a brochure sent from the American Friends of Kupat Ha’ir. It described a tragedy that had recently taken place in Eretz Yisrael. A tzedakah campaign had been created after the father of 13 children was suddenly killed in a car accident, leaving behind a wife and the 13 children – including a six-day-old baby.
A dog that barks much is never a good hunter. -Proverb
Stopping there, the Jewish people looked up and saw the Egyptians chasing after them.
This week’s parshah contains the source for the halacha of following the rov (majority). The pasuk states: “acharei rabbim lehatos.” The Gemara in Chullin 11a says that this pasuk is referring to the Sanhedrin where the halacha follows the majority opinion of the judges.
The first thing you need to do is bring your burden to our loving Father. Speak to Hashem from the heart.
Jonah objected to God accepting repentance based on ulterior motives and likely for short duration.
The 10th of Tevet began the chain of calamities culminating in the destruction of the Beit Hamikdash
QUESTION: May leftover meat from the Sabbath during the Nine Days be used during the week so as not to violate "bal tash'chit" - the prohibition against wastefulness?Rabbi Yaakov Spivak, Rosh KollelKollel Ayshel AvrahamMonsey, NY
With Ruth, The Torah seems to be stating that children shouldn't be punished for the sins of parents
Ya’akov decides to prioritize the younger son, Ephraim, over the older Menashe
While Judaism believes the hereafter is of important status, it takes a back seat to this world.
Every year on Rosh Hashanah we once again coronate Hashem as the King. How?
How can the Torah expect me today, thousands of years after the mitzvahs were given, to view each mitzvah as if I’m fulfilling it for the first time?
According to the Raavad if one who is uncircumcised breaks something he will be exempt from paying for it since he was chayav kares at the same time as he was obligated to repay for the item he broke.
Question: Why do we cover the challah when we make Kiddush? Why don’t we cover any other foods on the table? Zelig Aronson
He flipped through the pages, looking for some identification. "Absolutely no marks; it's brand new," Yosef said. "Since there are no identifying marks, the item is hefker [ownerless] and can be taken; I'm taking it for myself."
To learn the secret to a happy life, please read Rabbi Cardozo on parshat Bechukotai.
If the entire book of Deuteronomy is supposed to be Moshe's rousing speech before the nation enters Israel, how can we understand the mundane text of Parshat Shoftim?