So when you love God, you want everyone else to share it as well. One’s desire to share God with others is an accurate gauge of their own love of God. It’s natural to share with others what you love the most, as in the proud grandmother eagerly showing pictures of her grandchildren.
“Hashem” is the Jewish people’s way of saying Dad. To most people, the man in the story was an anonymous person running around the streets — until someone saw him performing a medical act. Then he became “Doctor.”
In this week’s parsha we have one of the most central (if not THE central) mitzva in the Torah: “loving and serving God.” Rashi gives us insight into this ultimate mitzva.
Tisha B’Av is more like a death than a destruction, because on that day the world changed irrevocably. The world without the Holy Temple is not the same world minus one magnificent structure. The world without the Holy Temple is a totally different world.
A glimpse of what it was like growing up with my loving, brilliant, trail-blazing father. Rav Noach Weinberg was world-renowned for his devotion to the Jewish people. He built an international organization and a yeshivah that touched millions – and keeps touching. His lessons, his voice, his …
For more and more students in the Chicago area, Rabbi David is like a personal tour guide into the world of Jewish thought. He is passionate about elucidating timeless Jewish texts to the contemporary mind and leading each student on his or her own personal spiritual journey.
Your child is drowning and a passerby man pulls her out of ocean, saving her life. After your daughter regains consciousness you have an opportunity to meet the man who saved her life.
Lauren Roth, MSW, LSW, is a graduate of Princeton University, and an inspirational speaker across North America and on the high seas. Mrs. Roth and her husband, Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth, are the parents of six children.
Rabbi Mike Stern reflects on the tragic death of his 12-year-old daughter. For the past 20 years, Rabbi Mike Stern has inspired thousands of people with his great love of humanity and his great love of Judaism. Whether in rabbinical posts at Aish Philadelphia, the Milwaukee Kollel, and now as the …
The Torah in Parshat Vayakhel, which describes the making of the Mishkan, goes out of its way to emphasize the role women played in it: The men accompanied the women, and those who wanted to make a donation brought bracelets, earrings, finger rings, and body ornaments, all made of gold.
Loving Michael came down to two things: opening the window and fully allowing my son to fly from my nest, and doing everything in my power to create a joyous and loving relationship during the time we had together. Although I couldn’t change the situation, I could change the way I behaved.
As a mother of a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, I pride myself on being pretty calm. But all that changed this past summer.
My two favorite Jewish quotes. My favorite Jewish quote from King David is ” Im eshkachech yerushalayim tishkach yemini.” ( If I forget thee Jerusalem, may my right hand lose it’s cunning) My second favorite is the Hillel quote mentioned in the article.
Don’t reduce my bright, witty, loving son who struggled with mental illness to details of his death. After the death of my son, I wrote an article about “The do’s and don’ts” when expressing sympathy to a parent who lost a child. I saw how uncomfortable people were, how they were a loss …
Lori Palatnik is a writer and Jewish educator who has appeared on television and radio. She is the Founding Director of The Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project, an international initiative that brings thousands of women to Israel each year from 18 different countries on highly subsidized programs to inspire them with the beauty and wisdom of their heritage (www.jwrp.org).
Sara Yoheved Rigler is a popular international lecturer on subjects of Jewish spirituality. She has given lectures and workshops in Israel, England, France, South Africa, Mexico, Canada, Chile, Panama, and over 35 American cities.
Lori Palatnik is a writer and Jewish educator who has appeared on television and radio. She is the Founding Director of The Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project, an international initiative that brings thousands of women to Israel each year from 18 different countries on highly subsidized programs to …
The author, writing under a pseudonym, is a technical writer for a financial institution in the U.S. She balances her “off hours” between non-technical writing, traveling and swimming.
I think the better question is should we ever be angry with G-d. If we understand the loving nature of HaShem and the fact that He cares for us then then anger would cease to be a factor in our relationship.
Parshat Lech Lecha begins in what seems to be the middle – the middle of Avraham’s life, the middle of some ongoing dialogue or relationship between Avraham and God, the middle of a paradigm shift, the middle of Terah’s failed voyage to Canaan.