As Sholom HaMelech said, “Whatever you are capable of doing with your own strength do it.” Or as Nike says, “Just do it.”
Just as no other place in the world has a heart like the heart of Jerusalem, no other Talmud teacher is quite like ours.
The goral contains concealed, hidden wisdom, and it’s knowledge that is coming from a higher, more lofty place than we can grasp ourselves, with our limited minds.
Treat your words like gold. They have more value than you think!
What can we, the Jews living in this generation, learn from this disagreement over whether the land was divided among those who left Egypt or those who entered the land?
One of the lessons of Parashat Balak is that things aren’t always what they seem, that human intentions don’t always pan out the way we imagine, and that there is an overall scheme of things invisible to the limited sight of a single generation.
This week’s Parashah includes the troubling story of how Moshe performed a miracle to provide water for his thirsty people, and how he was punished for it. But what did Moshe do wrong? Why was he punished for doing more or less what God had commanded him to do? The answer lies in a comparison of this story with a parallel narrative found elsewhere in the Torah.
The Gemara says, “A person’s given name expresses his essence.” The letters of Korach’s name are an acronym for his demise.
The Bible uses three different words to mean “crown”: keter, atarah, and nezer.
Ruth brought something into the Jewish people that enabled King David to fight his battles – and win.