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G-d: [It is customary to insert a dash in G-d's name when written or printed on a medium that could be defaced. See also “Why Don't You Spell Out G-d's Name?”]
What can we say about G-d Himself? Maimonides opens his magnum opus, the Mishneh Torah (Restatement of the Torah), with the following words: “The foundation of all foundations and the pillar of all wisdom is to know that there is a Primary Existence, who ...
There is a certain madness to this idea of talking to G‑d, of saying “You” to the Ground of Reality.... Like the madness of love or of unbounded joy
What Do Jews Believe?
What do Jews believe in? The Rambam—a great Jewish rabbi and philosopher—summarized the Jewish faith in 13 principles.
Timna’s actions seem righteous and altruistic. Why would this result in a child who represents the very paradigm of evil?
All these curses shall come upon you, and overtake you (28:15) Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi himself served as 'baal korei' and read the weekly Torah portion in his synagogue. One year, Rabbi Schneur Zalman was away from Li'ozna for the Shabbos that the s...
It is forbidden to curse another Jew
Leviticus 19:14 "You shall not curse (even) the deaf" We are forbidden to curse any Jew. Though this Negative Mitzvah mentions the deaf, it applies to all people. We may think that expressing anger or frustration against a deaf person and uttering a curse...
It is forbidden to curse a ruler
Exodus 22:27 "Nor shall you curse the ruler of your people" We are forbidden to curse a Jewish king, our Torah leaders, or government officials.
It is forbidden to curse judges
Exodus 22:27 "You shall not curse the judges" This Negative Mitzvah forbids us from cursing judges.
You shall not curse G-d
Exodus 22:27 "Do not curse G-d" This Negative Mitzvah is often called "Birkat HaShem," which literally means "blessing HaShem." We do not even want to call this terrible offense by it's real name - so the opposite term is used. We are forbidden to curse H...
An Essay on Parshat Bechukotai
It is only natural for a person to automatically justify the practices to which he has grown accustomed.
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