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Sodom and Gemorah were introduced in Lech lecha as “ . . . like the garden of the L-rd, like the land of Egypt, as you come to Zoar.” (Bereshith 13:10). However the populace is described as “But the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinners before the Lord” (Bereshith 13:13). Unfortunately even Avraham Avinu A”H going to war on their behalf (see Bereshith Chapter 14) Sodom persisted in its behaviors “And the L-rd said, Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great, and because their…Continue
Added by Bernard S. Antin on November 1, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Every parcel of real estate is viewed as unique, one of a kind. The special characteristics of real estate may explain why conveying title from person to another is highly formalized that even in a secular society it approaches religious ritual. The rule is that land cannot ever be really stolen as it always remains in place. Therefore, to give up one’s claim to land out of despair is a subject to debate. Consequently, the transfer of real estate requires atmosphere of the parties’ agreement…Continue
Added by Bernard S. Antin on November 17, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Wherever a person finds themselves G-D gives that person whatever one needs to achieve success. Success is how closely one’s life is aligned with G-D’s design. Rabbi Lazer Brody Shlita has mentioned this concept in several lectures and his mentor Rabbi Shalom Arush Shlita in B’Gan HaEmunah (Garden of Emunah) gives illustration after illustration how events like incarceration or divorce G-D forbid are opportunities for growth. Therefore, no matter the circumstances one finds oneself in even…Continue
Added by Bernard S. Antin on November 11, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments