Category: Torah

Supposed Photo of Baal Peor

This is in response to R’ Bamberger’s Shmuez 2 fridays ago. I don’t know if this is the “real deal,” but the rock does look like a face, with a nose, etc. (source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lelgustur/3708158256/) As a side note, I think…

Rabbi Herschel Schachter on Chilul Hashem

Copied from http://www.torahweb.org/torah/2001/parsha/rsch_emor.html The Torah commands every Jew to be careful not to cause a chilul Hashem. When an individual Jew acts improperly, he disgraces the entire Jewish people, as well as the Jewish religion. The story is told that…

Chassidim Eating Gebrokts

Adopted from “Four Chassidic Masters” by Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski (p. 194-195): Kavod HaTorah, honoring Torah scholars, is required even when one does not agree with them. The chassidim of the Tzaddik of Sanz were in Pressburg on Passover, guests…

Burying a Rasha

Adopted from “Four Chassidic Masters” by Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski (p. 174): A man once told the Tzaddik of Sanz that someone had undercut him in business and caused him to lose a great deal of money. The man was…

Yaakov (Jacob) and the 22 years

Earlier, we learned that Yaakov ran from Eisav and was away from his father Yitzchak for 36 years. 2 years travelling, 14 years in Yeshivas Shem V’Eiver, and 20 years working for his uncle Lavan (6 years was stam, 14…