Envy is surely one of the most insidious of human emotions. It is a self-destructive emotion, because it often leads a person to act against his own best interests, as he attempts to redress the situation that caused him so much envy. It is also damaging to relationships with others, and can have disastrous social […]
Mishnas Chayim for Parshas Vayeishev & Chanukah – Almost as familiar as the wondrous miracle of the Menorah to which the eight days of Chanukah correspond is the Beis Yosef’s question about this figure. Read the text version
The story of Hanukkah is typical of all our confrontations in the Galut, the Diaspora. In aristocracy, each family has a coat of arms, an emblem. What was the emblem of Joseph? It was the ketonet passim, of course, the multicolored coat, a coat composed of stripes that his father made for him (Gen. 37:3). […]
WHAT A MODEST, SPINNING TOP CAN TEACH US ABOUT MIRACLES We live in an age of miracles and wonder. Does that sound like a ridiculous statement to you – to characterize the age of the Internet, gene therapy, and biological science as an age of miracles? For many people, it does sound ridiculous. To their […]
I think this Cupcake “Menorah” (not to replace the real one!) is such a cute and easy idea. You can start with any boxed cake mix recipe and use ready-made frosting or make your favorite basic cake and frosting recipe. Make a healthier choice using recipes for Banana Bread or Carrot Cake. Just bake them […]
The story of Chana and her seven sons is well known. But what is less known is what it says about Chanukah, the Oral Torah, and in particular, the timeless Oral Torah of women that passes down through the generations. Rav Elon shows how this story is an inspiration for us not only in moments […]
The profound thoughts of Rav Hutner Zt’l on Chanukah. Presented by Rabbi Yosef Grossman, OU Director of Kosher Education and host of “The Good Vort” on OURadio.org. Recorded live at OU World Headquarters NY, NY December 24, 2008.
Chanukah: One Small Step – Rabbi Moishe Lichtenstein’s new installment of Water-Cooler Questions. To send in a question of your own please email email@example.com.
Meeting the challenge of the Greek Exile today, understanding the difference between pleasure and joy. Featuring Rabbi Eliyahu W. Ferrell, Rabbinic Coordinator, OU Kosher.