• Day 271 – The Longer Shorter Way

    R’ Yehoshua ben Chananyah said: Once I was walking down the road and I saw a little boy sitting by a fork in the road, and I asked him, “Which is the road we take to the town?” He answered me, “This road is short and long, and this one is long and short.”

  • A Prayer for Israel’s Enemies

    Master of the Universe, please help our enemies see with their eyes and understand with their heartsbefore it is too late.

  • A Rider Emerged Looking to Learn about the One God

    A rider emerged from the shimmering heat of the desert, and approached a large tent. Our father Abraham rushed out to help the rider dismount from his camel. “Welcome, friend. Come in and take refreshment.”

  • Two Creatures Noah Should have Turned Away

    Rabbi Levi taught: when the Holy One ordered Noah to include two of every kind aboard the ark, Falsehood tried to enter.

  • Can You Disagree With The Whole World And Be Right?

    “Truth does not become more true because the whole world agrees with it, nor less so even if the whole world disagrees with it.”

  • Terrorism is Not New

    Right now, the good people of the world are scared. We find ourselves targeted by a savage death cult, and wonder when the next attack will occur.

  • One Should Taste Every Permitted Food

    Rav Chizkiya said in the name of Rav, “In the World to Come, every person will be called to account for everything his eyes saw, but of which he did not eat. 

  • What are the Noahide Laws?

    The Noahide laws are laws given by God to all mankind. They’re fairly straightforward, but like anything in matters of faith, there’s endless depth available for those who inquire.

  • RUN-DMC and Rebbe Nachman

    In youth, one learns to talk; in maturity, one learns to be silent.

  • The Jewish Valentine’s Day

    Rabban Shimon ben Gamliel said, “Israel had no days as festive as the 15th of Av, when the maidens of Jerusalem would go out dressed in white… and dance in the vineyards.”

  • Comedians In The Talmud

    There have always been jokers among us. Their destiny is not like everyone else’s…

  • A Working Definition Of Love From Our Sages

    Sometimes love is best expressed by what we don’t do.

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