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Yiras Shomayim and Ezer Ki-Negdo
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The goal of Torah remains always yiras shomayim.  Discussion of the Rambam’s statement that ahavas Hashem (not Torah) leads to yiras Hashem. Discussion of the arba’ah bonim of the Pesach Seder.  Nusach habrachos shifting from 2nd to 3rd person.  Looking for yiras shomayim in a potential shidduch;discussion of ezer ki-negdo.   The difficulties inherent in giving good advice.Warping of the ezer kinegdo concept in Korach’s marriage.   Explanation of casesw here Chazal talk of Hashem intending […]
Critique, Psychology and Perfection
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Every normal person has rationalizations for why they are justified in doing their aveiros.  Explanation of Chazal’s choice of the mother of Sisera as the source for the minhag to blow 100 blasts of the shofar on Rosh HaShanah.  Discussion of critiquing even one’s slightest faults.  The value of using a parable in giving critique. Dovid HaMelech and Nosson HaNovi.  Mussar groups and […]