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As the chassid stood at the pile of ashes and smoldering embers which was all that remained of everything he owned, he lifted his eyes heavenward and began to recite: "Blessed are you G-d...."
But now he was about to do the unthinkable. He was going to ask his Rebbe to bless him that G-d should send him a comfortable livelihood...
What is the deeper significance of the “great wealth” promised to Abraham as the reward of galut?
Like any small town, Safed has a few professional beggars. None of them are drunkards, thank G-d, or homeless, G-d forbid. They just beg for a living.
The transition from an industrial to an information society has had a profound effect on the nature of wealth. When wealth comes from materials, it is hard to deviate from the basic conception that when a piece of the pie is given to somebody else, your s...
“Charity” is commonly regarded as a basic tenet of Judaism. But in fact, the term tzedakah means something else entirely.
Advice from Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel
Then he asked, "Who can tell me what the lesson of the Holocaust is?"
Parshat Shoftim
An analysis of the legal difference between ownership of property and the proprietary rights one has over one’s own body. We look particularly closely at laws in Maimonides’ Laws of The Sanhedrin. (Based on Likkutei Sichot, vol. 34, p. 106)
For man to develop a love for G-d he must first relinquish his love for the material. The vacuum left behind in his heart is then filled with a love for G-d...
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