Joseph spoke in Lashon HaKodesh to prove to his brothers that although he remained in Egypt for many years, he had maintained the degree of purity and holiness required to retain the language.
The spiritual illumination that shines in Eretz Yisrael is intrinsically completely different from every other place in the whole world.
Long before the fidget spinner became the world’s favorite pastime, Jewish children played with spinning tops on the holiday of Chanuka.
A “messenger of G-d” refers to either an angel or a prophet, but what about a “messenger of Jacob”? When Jacob sent a message of peace to his older, belligerent brother Esau (Gen. 32:4), the Torah says that he sent Esau malachim (“messengers”). While the word malach in Hebrew may mean “messenger”, it also means Read more
Yaakov tells Eisav, “I have observed the 613 Divine Mitzvos and have not learned from his evil ways.” What is our mission in exile? To be a light – not a blight – unto the nations and neither to learn from their ways.
How can the Torah say that G-d hates single-stone altars if we find in the time of the forefathers that G-d was pleased with such worship?
According to what it appears the Torah has to say about hair, though, the issue about a woman’s hair is less about the actual object—the collection of the follicles—but what it represents.
In Biblical Hebrew, there is no neutral word for ‘maybe’.
Say your prayers, eat your Wheaties, take your vitamins, and you will never go wrong.
Have you ever wondered why at the end of Shemonah Esrei we first ask Hashem, “Guard my tongue from evil… and then request from Him, ‘Open my heart to Your Torah…’”? Rav Yisrael Meir HaKohein Kagan, also known as the Chofeitz Chayim says, “These two requests flow naturally from one another. One’s Torah maintains its Read more