Months and years are dependent on the stars in their courses; a week is fashioned out of our own labors. In the Biblical context this has an added significance.
There is a way to argue that is civil and humble. Sadly, it is too often abandoned or ignored because each side thinks that it is the arbiter of truth and the other is the enemy
Judaism was never static in its self-understanding of the nature of God or God’s relationship to the Jewish people.
In addition to marking Riskin's birthday, the learnathon also comes ahead of the Shavuot holiday, when it is customary for Jews to stay up all night studying Torah.
The more we explore “if” the more lightning we find in the word.
In the agricultural context in which the Torah was received, land was the main source of income, and owning a lot of land was a source of wealth.
The answer can be found in Places in the Parasha – Biblical Geography and its Meaning, a fascinating book by Prof. Yoel Elitzur.
First Reform rabbi to serve as MK says rights of ‘millions of Israelis’ violated by monopoly of Chief Rabbinate, says he will speak for Diaspora Jews in Knesset.
In first comments regarding the death of 45 people during the Lag Ba’Omer celebrations, the leading haredi rabbi said the disaster was “a decree from Heaven” the reasons for that cannot be known.
Many are calling for a full government investigation into what exactly caused the incident. Others are answering the question by looking inward in spiritual reflection.