Rabbi Yechezkel Levenstein, the revered mashgiach and Ba’al Mussar was once riding in a cab and the Israeli driver related the following story: “Rebbi, when my friends and I completed our army service, we decided to go on a world tour. We found ourselves in the jungles of Africa one night when all of a
“You stay on your side of the fence and I’ll stay on mine.” What could be wrong with such an attitude?
We live in fraught times; times of anger and fear; times of polarization. We see this in the politics of our nation and in the discourse by people of faith. In so many aspects of life, people seem to sullenly retreat into those beliefs, feelings or opinions to which they subscribe, without regard for the
For the first time in history, mass murder is not directed by the state.
They chafe against a “lifestyle” they feel is restrictive and complain that being religious simply is not “fun.”
If there is no one in need within our field of vision, we are called upon to widen our field of vision.
The New Year is near. Another year past. We must choose to approach our days wisely.
The way we eat may not be kosher.
Shavel had been the third most populous city in Lithuania–home to more than 14,000 Jews. Only 500 survived the Shoah.
Is a prevalent teaching style making kids go astray? We may need
to rethink our approach.