Q: I read in a biography of the Chatam Sofer that he and his wife had to wait some time before they had a child.
Q: How does the blessing of a tzaddik work? How is it different from the blessing of the Kohen (Priest)? A: The ‘mechanism’ through which
In the final book of the Pentateuch, Sefer Devarim (the book of Deuteronomy), Moses recounted the events that happened to the Jewish people following their
On Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, we traditionally eat foods whose names carry a positive symbolic connotation. Just as we taste foods as positive
The Cursed Kingdoms The first verse in Parashat Re’eh contains seven words, which correspond to the seven emotive sefirot (from loving-kindness to kingdom). The seventh
Parashat Re’eh begins with a seven-word verse, “Behold, I give before you today blessing and curse” (רְאֵה אָנֹכִי נֹתֵן לִפְנֵיכֶם הַיּוֹם בְּרָכָה וּקְלָלָה). As with