Question On Mashiach

Hi, my question is, When mashiach comes, what is right and what is wrong will be so obvious (this is what one of my teachers said), so in effect you will have less bichira, which means less sechar, which means a smaller portion in gan eden. If  a main

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Awaiting the Geula

(based on the teachings of Rav Yaakov Weinberg zt’l) At the very least, we should be hoping and anxiously anticipating returningto Israel when the Mashiach (Messiah) comes. We derive this from Maimonides(Laws of Kings 11:1) “Anyone who does not believe that the Messiah will comeor who does

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One Look

In 1854, Rabbi Yehoshua Rokeach, the Belzer Rebbe, suffered from a succession of mysterious ailments. Although he was in much pain, he maintained a cheerful countenance on the outside. His chassidim, however, were greatly worried, not just because of the illnesses themselves, for they were all curable, but

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Death

PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Henry Smith was a zealous Pittsburgh Steelers fan in life, and even death could not keep him from his favorite spot: in a recliner, in front of a TV showing his beloved team in action. Smith, 55, of Pittsburgh, died of prostate cancer

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Judaism 101

Author: Rabbi Mark Spiro God is real He’s also infinite It’s very difficult to relate to infinity Even the name itself (not finite) – we only know what it isn’t Since it’s difficult, people either endow G-d with human attributes (childish) or relate to him as extremely

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That Tricky Yatzer Hara

Vayikra 1:2 Speak to the Bney Yisroel and say to them: when a man/adam from you will bring an offering to Hashem from animals, from cattle or from the flock you should bring your sacrifice. Rashi says that the phrase “Ki Yakriv” teaches us that this Pasuk refers

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Korbanot Article from Aish.com

Author: Mrs. Twersky of Milwaukee (taken from article from aish.com) Rabbi Moses Feinstein, of blessed memory, a revered halachic authority of the past half century, unequivocally states in his responsa that all that issues from the union between husband and wife, while unviable in this world, will

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Thoughts on Korbanot

(based on the teachings of Rav Yaakov Weinberg zt’l) Thoughts on Korbonos. 1. Once, at the Chumash Shiur on Shabbos, he asked if we knew the famous Rambam about Korbonos. When he got a fairly negative response from the assembled, he said something to the effect of

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God’s Love For Man

Introduction to Torah Study I. Life is for pleasure Tell your class: “It is a principle of Jewish understanding that G-d created us because He wanted to give us pleasure. Illustration: When you have children you’ll see, or if you already have children you know that all

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Understanding Korbanot

I. Beginning to learn 1. Explain some of the background: The Jews in the desert were commanded to build a “mishkan,” a temple, or literally, a home for G-d’s presence. The temple was built with the donations of all the Jewish people. When the temple was finished

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