When we work toward positive goals, when we try to add holiness to human reality, we merit being the “hand of God.”
We will not accomplish everything, but as 2020 starts, we should jump from the starting line and demonstrate what we are capable of doing.
Herzl’s interpretation of Jacob’s conflict also is indicative of his own.
Faith in God allows us to see beyond the horizon; to see the light at the end of the tunnel, even when that light is still hidden.
Judah, of course, did not intend to express gratitude to Tamar for what she had done. He meant to admit the truth.
This is not a time of self-flagellation, but our chance to take a realistic look at with what spiritual food we nourish our soul.
This commandment expresses the farmer’s Jewish compassion that gives him the responsibility for others’ fate.
Everyone is welcome to climb up and whoever makes the effort will attain results.
Although learning Torah is counted as one of the Torah’s commandments, it stands alone and unique above all the other commandments.
The ‘highest level’ of charity per Maimonides is not to support the poor financially, but to prevent a person from becoming poor.