As Tisha B’Av approaches, one of the topics foremost in our minds is that of sinas chinam, baseless hatred. The destruction of the Second Beis Hamikdash because of hatred between Jews is a lesson to all of us to improve our relationships bein adam lechaveiro. Shmiras
Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakkai was one of the great heroes in Jewish history. A descendant of the house of David, he was the leading sage at the time of churban Bayis Sheini. As the Jews and Romans were struggling for control of the Holy City, he managed to escape from the capital and engage the Roman
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The journeyed from Chatzeros and camped at Rismah. They journeyed from Rismah… (Bamidbar 33:17-18) Rashi (Bamidbar 33:1) teaches that the Jews encamped forty-two times over the forty years that they travelled in the desert before entering the Land of
One of the most surreal moments of my memorable yeshiva experience lasted all but a few seconds and really didn’t involve me, at least not directly. The walk between my Beis Yisroel apartment and Mir Yerushalayim, a walk that I took multiple times a day, included a series of
In the past, we have written all about infographics (see here and here for example) and have even amassed a large collection of Jewish infographics (here and here)! Nowadays, it seems that everywhere you turn there’s an infographic presenting information to the masses. People love infographics because they easily convey
Dear Yom Hazikaron, It’s me Rosh Chodesh Av. It’s been a long time since I last saw you, but just today, I was thinking of you, and really want to reach out to you to share with you an experience that I’m in the middle of. These days, as you probably know, the Israeli army is fighting a fierce battle with