In English, the words ‘make’ and ‘earn’ are synonyms: “How much does he make?” = “How much does he earn?” In Lashon Ha-Kodesh, the word ‘make’- ‘Aseh’ is synonymous, not with ‘earn’, but with ‘do’. We don’t ‘earn’ our livelihood; objectively we deserve nothing. Rather, we do what we can, we make an effort-hishtadlus, and Read more
Coconut and Salmon met along the tide. “Foolish fish,” said coconut, “come join me for the ride. “I’ve traveled for so many miles, and all I get is love and smiles, “The moment I dropped off the tree, “they just can’t get enough of me. “You flip and flop, are snared by bears, “And in Read more
This person is a human who is created in the image of Hashem, and their worth is far greater than that of “a clerk in a bank”.
If a person isn’t extremely careful, all his wisdom will simply contribute to his feelings of pride growing to monstrous proportions.
Each individual Jew serves G-d in a different way. We each have a different job to do in the world. There is no lump sum when it comes to avodas Hashem.
“Late-term abortion” sounds very medical and pristine. Killing a baby by lethal injection and then extracting it does not.
The yetzer hara seems to have smuggled itself into our schools under the disguise of “exclusivity” and is here to stay. So now the real question is: how do we fight it?
While it is true that providing for one’s family is not a responsibility to be shirked, the issue is more what is deemed the priority of Jewish education.
A not-rose-colored perception of reality is a stark contrast to the platitudes we are used to hearing.
Let’s be a place where the soapbox is stored away and where minds can meet without being cut down to size, or narrowed in order to get along.