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There is an interesting distinction made in Jewish law between different types of utensils.
The holy Zohar states, “Weeping is lodged in one side of my heart, and joy is lodged in the other.”
This You Call a Dilemma? One night I found myself in discussion with a student who argued that weighing an argument from the perspective of Torah without giving equal credence to chemistry, science and nature is shortsighted. I agreed with him, but insist...
Aaron was eighty-four years old, a venerable sage and a dedicated leader. He’d been primed for his role as high priest and had rehearsed the sacrificial procedure for seven days. Why the cold feet?
It was precisely because Aaron did not seek power or prestige that he was chosen to a position of leadership. Now try telling that to our wannabee politicians…
As they say in Yiddish, Apetit kumt mit'n essen. (Trust Jews when it comes to food)
The most eloquent Holocaust Memorial I've ever seen? Survivors dancing at their grandchildren's weddings and great-grandchildren's bar mitzvahs
For the haftarah of Parshat Shemini, From the Teachings of the Rebbe
As the Aron proceeded, David danced and leaped before G‑d. His wife Michal, daughter of King Saul, saw what he was doing and was displeased.
In this week’s parshah, Shemini, we read that a Kohen is not permitted to do the Temple service while intoxicated. G‑d said this mitzvah directly to Aaron, instead of the usual, where He would say it to Moses, or to both Moses and Aaron together. Why was ...
Don’t feel guilty. You meant well, and that in itself deserves credit.
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