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The heel, that which is stepped on everyday. Said Rabbi Banaah at the tomb of Adam: “I looked at his two heels, and they shone like suns”..
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When saying the amidah(“standing” prayer) the Talmud instructs us to beware of interruption..
Av and Elul, the eleventh and twelfth months of the Jewish year, are end to end in the calendar but worlds apart in character and temperament.
To the physicist it is the fourth dimension, to the mystic it is the first creation. To most of us, time is simply a faceless tyrant, an abstract dimension.
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In this miraculous story the request of one man is directly answered after he requests of G-d to uphold His duties.
The Torah unequivocally states: “See, I am giving you today the blessing and the curse”. Theologians and philosophers have oft debated the dichotomy of this
Before the Jewish people could enter the Land of Canaan they spent forty years in the desert. Indeed this was after a long a bitter exile in Egypt…
What is the connection between Shabbat and Amalek and why did the people of Israel have a problem with remembering both?
Parhat Ki Tavo includes the “Rebuke” (tochacha),of the Jewish people should they forsake the Torah commandments. Rebuke can be understood is various ways…
The wisdom of Rabbi Israel of Ruzhin began at a young age…