Children, in particular, have been so coddled that American children of the last two generations have probably had far less joy and far more fear than children of any previous American generation.
By using the materialistic aspects of this world properly and for the right things we have the ability to elevate them into spiritual items.
Over the years, I have been asked how I get ideas for my articles – often from conversations with random strangers! That’s actually how I was discovered way back in 1985!
Rabbeinu Bachya gives another reason. He says breaking a glass recalls the breaking of the first luchos. The first luchos, which were given in front of millions of people, ended up in smithereens.
In his ethical will, Yehuda ibn Tibbon, a famous 12th century translator and physician, encourages mastering Arabic and the sciences.
Israel defies the laws of history because it serves the Author of history. Attached to greatness, it becomes great. Through the Jewish people, G-d is telling humankind that you do not need to be numerous to be great. Nations are judged not by their size but by their contribution to human heritage.
Great is charity, for it brings closer the Geulah.
Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook wrote: Leaving Egypt will forever represent spring for the entire world.
One of the reasons we may have trouble noticing blessings is that there’s a human tendency to always want more. Yes, I have some money, but I could always have more.
The good trend continues: All bad numbers are down. However, it does seem that all the folks willing to get the vaccine have received it already. Very few people are going to get it now.
Question: Both Adam and Cain repented, yet our sages extol Reuben, who lived many generations later, as the first man to repent. Why? Moshe Jakobowitz
Should a person lend any significance to his dreams?
Though not prohibited, circumcision became highly regulated, and circumcision laws were passed with the stated purpose of promoting health and sanitation to conform with “German sensibilities,” but which were actually calculated to make performing a bris more difficult.
She is the first Orthodox woman from a chassidic background to win a primary for a judicial position...
As this year I am at the age my mother was when she passed away, the awareness of how both precious and precarious life is, is keener than ever.
On rare occasion he has also alluded to Israel’s right to exist as a state, and called upon the Arab world to recognize it as such.
Why would someone want to marry me? Why would they take their chances with a girl who has all this baggage when there are so many others around who are more eligible?
The book’s narrator then goes on to intone, We will rewrite the rules we live by and love the world into balance.
Beware The Fruit! ‘A Misasek Is Excluded’ (Kereisos 19a)
None of these strategies are easy, but they may all be effective when taken seriously.
To our dismay, the pandemic is a fact. But it’s not necessary that we become addicted to screens, to eating junk food, to wasting time, to cutting social ties, to sinking into pessimism. The pandemic doesn’t exempt us from decisions on how to behave.
Every Jew who speaks Hebrew and who is willing to take any job to survive is promised that he won’t go without bread.
We want to create a boomerang effect, whereby the lies of the world boomerang in its face when confronted with the truth.
Oppenheimer was a strong Israel supporter who played an important role in the development of the Jewish state’s nuclear capability.