Category: Torah

Let’s Avoid Negative Thoughts

We must be very careful to avoid negative thoughts; since in addition to the inherent negativity of such thoughts, they actually have the power to cause one to act upon them causing real damage. Conversely, forcing our minds to think…

Showering During the Nine Days?!?

by Rabbi Yehuda Spitz The Mishna in Maseches Ta’anis (26b) famously teaches that “Mishenichnas Av Mema’atin BeSimcha”, ‘When the month of Av arrives (Rosh Chodesh Av), we lessen our joy’. Since many catastrophes and national tragedies befell our people during…

Top 10 Torah/Tanach Leaps of Faith

I want to first preface that I am a Gd-fearing Jew that believes in both the written and oral Torah. Being that Judaism encourages dialogue and asking questions, I’ve come up with a few unanswered ones myself (as I’m sure you all…

Make Sure to Go to the Bathroom Before Counting of the Omer – Sefirat HaOmer

Korach, Kayin and Honor

Kayin is Korach in terms of wanting honor. Korach felt entitled a) because he was a Kohen, b) he was related to Aharon, and c) both his older and younger brother passed him in terms of getting elected. Korach didn’t…