"Even when flood waters are raging all around us and everything looks bleak, there is a Noah's ark that can save us. When a person feels low and downcast, the best advice is: 'Make yourself into an ark' (Genesis 6:14).
No matter the trials or tribulations we experience, we must not sink into depression.
‘Arouse the holiness of religion in the hearts of the young generation. Give the youth the idea not to forget religion, and that the persecution of religion is a temporary phenomenon, as is its [Soviet] persecutor, which is only temporary.’
If so, why was Noah commanded not to murder (and, likely, other old commandments) as well? Apparently, there was something not yet completely intuitive, and that was the sanctity of life.
There are many stories about his devotion to his students, his deep concern for everyone, his endless good deeds, and his fascinating educational approach.
The healthy, the strong individual, is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he has an abscess on his knee or in his soul. -Rona Barrett
Kayin, a prophet, sank to the lowest level and committed murder.
Even those never arrested lived lives of constant fear and privation, deprived of basic necessities, often losing close relatives to arrest, exile, and summary execution.
Color your own Parsha comic.
The etrog and its "smell of the perfection of obedience to Gd’s command it symbolizes"
The most important time of life is the present moment since the past is gone and, as for the future -- who knows what it will bring?
What’s the point of asking his children to stay just one more day after which they will leave anyway?
Although every set of three leaves on a hadas usually grows from one base, R’ Acha opted for a less beautiful hadas in deference to his teacher.
Yet in spite of Moshe’s best intentions, it is obvious that his blessings – as we have portrayed them – had little effect on the Jews once they reached the Land of Israel.
This is the time for one-to-one relationships. Life is no longer a matter of quantity, but of quality.
Emunah is like produce starting to fill out but still far from ripe.
We are given an opportunity to sanctify the mundane in the spirituality of the sukkah.
Sukkot coloring page.
Say thank you for all that you have, for the tremendous abundance in your life that cannot be taken for granted in any way.
The governor couldn’t believe the audacity of the man. He immediately called the police to arrest him.
No Jew need be intimidated by the imagined enormity of the leap from non-observance to observance. Moreover, every mitzvah a Jew performs creates a permanent bond with Hashem that can never be erased.
When we cannot fully understand God’s decision that accepting it shows our true allegiance to Him
I took counsel with my grandfather who has already passed away and with my grandchild who has not yet been born.
One of the most significant ways of making this world a dwelling place for the Divine Presence is by giving tzedakah.
The Chofetz Chaim answered: “Every Jew needs to know how great Hashem is.”
This is a big atonement for me. My conscience was tormented. The purpose in my publication of this story is to set an example for our youth that they should not steal.
The Beer Chaim says that one who gives charity has the power to even resurrect the dead.
...G-d deals justly with all beings whereas we – because we have not always acted properly during the past year – have much to be embarrassed about.