Paying Back a Favor

How do I repay a person who taught me how to light Shabbat candles or to put on tefillin? A million dollars? A billion dollars? That doesn't come close to compensate for even one time of lighting Shabbat candles or putting on tefillin. There's a big difference between paying back a material favor and paying back a spiritual favor...

Living Your Torah

Noam, an IDF soldier from a "hesder" tank unit, asked me: "I recall in one of your online Torah lessons, you said that if someone learns the right way, then the words of the Gemara come alive. How do you learn Torah in such a way that the holy words come alive right in front of you?" Here's your answer, Noam, which in your credit, others can benefit from also...

Rattlesnakes and Wild Boars

Life in this world is like crossing a dangerous desert, but anyone who sticks to the path avoids the many perils that are as soon as someone veers from the path, as we learn in today's lesson.

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