I am officially on the road to Orthodox Conversion. Several days ago my wife and I met with a local Rabbi and discussed the matter, albeit for just an hour or two. 795 more words
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On the subject of ‘Arachin, we should bring up the Jewish version of of the twins paradox. According to modern physics, it could be that one twin will age much slower than the other if he stays in an accelerated frame of reference for a significant amount of time, either by flying around space in a rocket ship, or by hanging out in a region of a strong gravitational pull. 1,478 more words
Think about it! The Torah was delivered on Mount Sinai at the time in the midst of our walking in the desert.
This means that if you compare it with milk or with the “food for our souls” as our Sages z”l did, this delivery would be closer to the idea of “Take away” than to sitting in your place or even in a restaurant… 287 more words
Why is yichus important? Ramban (Bamidbar 26,13) writes that yichus is a way of giving respect to one’s ancestors. By identifying oneself with them, one demonstrates that he or she values them, and gives their memory a perpetuation in this world. 602 more words