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An Essay on Parshat Chukat
What is the significance of the death of a tzaddik? How is the death of the righteous analogous to the laws of the red cow?
Donating an organ to another, while a noble expression of kindness, is a complicated affair in Jewish law. Donations between living persons are generally permitted, as long as the recipient is ready to receive the organ right away (which excludes organ ba...
SAMPLE ADVANCE DIRECTIVE WITH RESPECT TO HEALTH-CARE AND POST-MORTEM DECISIONS 1. Designation of Health Care Surrogate Your Name: (Last) ______________ (First) ___________ (Middle Initial) ___ In the event that I have been determined to be incapacitated t...
In the Hands of G-d... I Am the Guardian of My Life... Life is Always Worth Living... Dealing with Pain and Suffering... Drafting a Living Will...
We all wish to live a meaningful life. But why are we living? What are we doing in this world? To find the answer to this central question we must look in the very book of life itself – the Torah, which is called Torat Chaim (a living Torah). The word “To...
As previously stated, Rabbi Schneur Zalman explains in the Tanya that every Jew is composite of two distinct souls. The first soul is the Nefesh HaBehamit which animates the body. This soul is complete with an infrastructure of soul powers ranging from pl...
Originally, this chapter was titled, "Afterlife." Then I came across a reply of the Rebbe to a college student who asked for an explanation of afterlife. The Rebbe replied that there is no such thing -life doesn’t end, it just continues in a higher form.
The conviction in a life after death, unprovable but unshakeable, has been cherished since the beginning of thinking man’s life on earth. It makes its appearance in religious literature not as fiat, commanded irrevocably by an absolute G‑d, but rather ari...
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