What is our system of dating centered on
It can’t exist freely and intermingled with other ideas, otherwise it would lose its’ holiness and sanctity.Separation is necessary for Judaism to remain Judaism, and there are too many other influences directly opposing it.Start with your family, with your friends and acquaintances, and build up to the Jewish community.There are many Jews practicing many different streams of Judaism, which causes a lot of tension and strife between less religious and non-religious people.We should also think about the person and where they are coming from. But we should also think of their positive qualities, the times they have helped us in the past, the great things they do for other people.Spend five minutes being the person’s advocate, extolling their attributes and you will find your annoyance at them disappearing.We caused our demise because of baseless hatred and fragmentation, and so we have to rectify that both with recognizing the effects our hatred has on ourselves- bearing a grudge usually hurts the bearer more than the object of the grudge- and by striving for causeless love.People will annoy us, that is what happens when you live and interact with other humans. So when this happens, we have to think what is it about ourselves that is reacting to this person, why are we becoming offended.
I’m in a holy place, a place that transcends simple physical space and is a reminder of what we used to have, an ability to come close to Hashem on a daily basis, a proximity that we are so removed from now.
What does it mean for Mosiach to come, for the service of the Beit Ha Mikdash to return, for Jewish sovereignty and Jewish courts to return to Eretz Israel?
This longing is a central tenet of Judaism, mentioned in davening three times a day, but have I really internalized this message? I can’t say I have really felt this longing for a new era that uproots everything I know, to relocate and live a different style of life that I can’t fully comprehend.
The National Compassion Fund has opened the National Compassion Fund Aurora/Pratt to support the families of those killed, injured, or harmed psychologically during the terrible shooting at the Henry Pratt facility in Aurora, Illinois.
and the simple joys of simple men, shrunk from them in dismay; and yet a fearful attraction was in them, and, like the fruit on the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil they were terrible with the possibilities of the Unknown.