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About two months later, she called to inquire if I want to work for her daughter. My heart danced at her thoughtfulness. Even though the job was not my line of work I enthusiastically accepted.
When Algeria declared its independence from France, the situation for Jews in the country became dangerous almost immediately.
It would be a good idea to seek professional help. If your husband refuses to go for help, it would still be helpful for you to seek your own professional help to assist you in navigating your husband’s anger.
Question: Is it true that one can fulfill the mitzvah of reciting Keri’at Shema merely by saying its first verse? Ariel Schwartz
The tribe of Levi reasoned that since they weren’t enslaved by Pharaoh, they weren’t entitled to share in the booty which was taken as reparations for the harsh labor experienced by their brethren.
He deeply appreciated it but said to his wife that borrowing dollars and returning shekels might be a violation of the laws of ribbis.
Rav Kook was incensed over the relinquishing of ownership of the Western Wall. "No one," he declared, "possesses that power of attorney."
After my son, Rabbi Eitam, was murdered with his wife in a terrorist attack, I told my students that no one promised me that G-d is an ATM machine.
Torah was given amidst smoke and fire to teach us that forever we must keep the passion, the flame burning within alive.
From what spiritual impurity are we being cleansed and how does counting sefirah effect this cleansing?
Is he helping his family financially through a difficult time and has been forced to be careful?
Often we look at a person or an event and we are convinced that this is the highest level of sainthood and godliness, not realizing that G-d seeks what is in the hearts and souls of humankind and not their outward appearance.
Chapter And Verse? ‘Has The Time For Slaughter Arrived?’ (Yoma 28a)
I don’t know anyone who speaks of making Aliyah out of guilt and shame. Why would anyone want to move to a place where the people are judgmental and obnoxious?
In what sense were the Jews in France and the Jews in Spain responsible for one another? What constituted them as a single nation?
Even before Matan Torah, Jews studied Torah. From the days of Avraham, there never ceased to be a Torah academy among them.
There is a price to pay. Some of my rabbinic colleagues are scared of me; they maintain their distance. Some speak horribly behind my back.
How much I need to work on my Ahavat Yisrael, on my humility. How far I am from truly being an ohev Yisrael.
According to Rabbinic tradition, the infinitive verb “la’gur” connotes living in a certain place under a temporary arrangement.
The heartbreak and grief in so many families is unimaginable.
We have mentioned the overall incompetence of the Israeli police numerous times in the past, but this is a pretty egregious example.
Rubinger says that he shot his photos with tears streaming down his cheeks and watched as hardened paratroopers all around him wept.
Sadly, it took the death of 17-year-old African American student Devonte Lewish to underscore the legitimacy of the point.
Should a person who desperately wants to make aliyah do so even if his or her parents object?