Many Torah commentaries cite Seder Olam as a source. This article takes a look at Seder Olam and the role it could play in your Torah learning.
When I first heard the idea my reaction was very negative.
We like to think of ourselves as rational beings.
We think about what we are doing.
We weigh the options and then we act.
However, a Duke University researcher claims that more than 40% of the things you and me do each day are not rational decisions.
For several months now I’ve been reading Leadership in the Wilderness by Dr. Erica Brown.
During that whole time I’ve been going back and forth in my mind about whether or not to write a review.
Why Is Chanukah 8 Days?
One of the interesting aspects of living in Jerusalem are the constant encounters with Jewish history.
For example, one of the Light Rail stops is Shimon HaTzadik, named after one of the High Priests.
When the train pulls into that station I often have two thoughts.
The Sages by Rabbi Binyamin Lau
After the defeat of Bar Kochba the Jewish world was in turmoil. The sages gathered in Usha in the Galilee to strengthen Torah observance.
Their work shaped the Jewish world we live in today.
Last night I had the privilege of hearing Rabbi Dr. Binyamin Lau speak at the Jerusalem Great Synagogue.
It was the official launch of his book Jeremiah – The Fate of a Prophet.
Read These Books For A Great Summer
I think I must have been born reading a book.
I can’t hardly remember a time when I didn’t read books.
Don’t get me wrong. It’s not like as a kid I did nothing except read.
If there is thing that I’ve noticed over the years, it’s that many people are afraid of Onkelos.
I’ve seen it both when I was teaching in yeshiva and now in my tutoring.