Jews have always been enthusiastic about sports, whether as avid recreational participants, professional players or as fans. How does the Jewish tradition relate to sports?
The Three Weeks between the 17th of Tammuz and the 9th of Av are the low point in the Jewish calendar, marked by commemorations of tragedies that befell the Jewish people throughout their history. The most central of these are the destruction of the First and Second Temples, both occurring on the Ninth of Av. The second destruction
Every thinking person should agree that hatred is an emotion that not only hurts people, in general, but also damages many individuals who are the object of this emotion. Yet, hate is such a powerful feeling that it often guides the actions of many people and even the actions of nations. It seems very natural to hate and wish to harm someone who has wronged you. Should a person always fight that emotion or
I found some sources that I think we all can use in some form or another that relate to our situation. A little background. At the beginning of the lockdown in March, I had little sympathy for the people who were constantly complaining about all the joys they missed, the physical pleasures and even hugging of their grandchildren.
Many people believe that, above all, "family values" must be emphasized for the United States to be as strong again as it once was. However, the concept of the traditional nuclear family as we know it is gradually disappearing from society with the current high divorce rate,
Today, the average person is wealthier by far than at any other time in human history. Inventions have made life easier and more convenient than ever before.
This chapter will uncover what is unique about Purim through a Piyut, a liturgical prayer-poem called Shoshanat Yaakov, that traditional Jews recite immediately upon the completion of the reading of the Book of Esther (called the Megillah) on the night of Purim
The spate of public arrests in the past few years by Jews who have swindled the government and many other people points to a serious breakdown in Jewish values. The most famous of these cases involves
Revenge is defined as the infliction of punishment in return for injury or insult, or the desire to retaliate or repay an injury or wrong. It is a basic human emotion or action, which is both intense and natural.
Jealousy is defined as “feeling resentment against someone because of their success or advantages.” Judaism has much to say about this feeling, and the particular sin, when acting upon this emotion in a specific manner.