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.
One who reads these verses should never lack abundance!
On the 15th of the Hebrew month of Av, the maidens of Jerusalem would go out dressed in white garments and dance in the vineyards.
"Truth does not become more true because the whole world agrees with it, nor less so even if the whole world disagrees with it."
In youth, one learns to talk; in maturity, one learns to be silent.
In trying to become a holier person, one can go astray despite donning the garments, behaviors, and thoughts of holiness.
The Lubavitcher Rebbe had a beautiful teaching about this...
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.
Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz was asked, "Do you believe in soulmates?"
He said, "It's quite true that God decides before we're born who the right spouse is for us, but it is not necessarily true that God decides such a couple will be happy."
Master of the Universe, please help our enemies see with their eyes and understand with their heartsbefore it is too late.
I was recently invited to give a talk to rabbinical students. The first thing I did to prepare was ask my kids, “When have you seen a rabbi being excellent?”
Rabbi Akiva would say: Beloved is humanity, for we were created in the image [of God]
My pals, today I turn 50. According to our Sages, this is the age at which one gives advice.
Here are 21 pebbles of wisdom I’ve picked up in my 50 trips around the sun: