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.
Regarding the judge, the Torah uses the word kelalah to denote cursing, while regarding the king, the Torah uses the word arur. Why, in the self-same verse, does the Torah switch from using one word to using the other?
Parashat Ki Tavo begins with the description of the bringing of the First Fruits. However, the second half of the parasha describes the horrendous fate that will befall the nation of Israel in the future. The juxtaposition of these two discordant descriptions is no coincidence. Parashat Ki Tavo is a lesson in learning from history.
Just as in a war against a physical enemy, we must put our trust in Hashem and know that He is with us in our battle against the yetzer hara
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.
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.