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Destruction of Sodom & Gomorrah

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At first glance the answer seems simple enough. After all, did we not receive the Torah precisely because angels cannot sin? As Moses retorted in his winning argument to the angels during his epic debate in heaven over who should receive the Torah. "It is...
Hi, I’m stymied by the story in Genesis where Lot’s wife turns into a pillar of salt. Can you please explain it to me? Answer: The inhabitants of Sodom were known for their cruelty to strangers. In fact, inhospitality was included in their code of law. Lo...
Why did Abraham protest so strongly on behalf of a handful of lowlife Sodomites, and yet submitted silently when commanded to sacrifice his own son?
Value systems differ from society to society, but we all agree that murder of innocent people is unconscionable. Why is it wrong to take a life at whim? Why are we against killing for sport? Well, that's a ridiculous question, isn't it? Anyone who doesn't...
To save a life, you go the extra mile. I saw this firsthand after learning that I had ALS.
A Lesson From Abraham on How to Stand up for Others
When the car flips, or flames leap from a crumbling home, there are those ordinary people who do extraordinary things. What is the process?
The Reward for Abraham’s Humility
When Abraham entreats G-d to spare Sodom and Gomorrah, he prefaces his request with the acknowledgment that he is but dust and ashes. In reward for his humility, two unique mitzvahs are granted by G-d to his descendants, the Children of Israel. This class...
The early history of humanity as told in the Torah is a series of disappointments. G‑d gives human beings freedom, which they then misuse.
If one man is the sinner, why should You be angry with the whole congregation?
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