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Torah As a D-vine document while an articulation of G-D’s will for the physical world still belongs to the realm of the eternal. Therefore, any commandment even if ostensibly inapplicable presently because of the exile still has relevance and instruction to offer.
Added by Bernard S. Antin on May 28, 2010 at 7:37am — No Comments
Shavouth is the anniversary of the Law Giving at Sinai in 2448. It also is the date of King David’s passing 2924 and Rabbi Yisrael Ben Eliezer Baal Shem Tov in 5520. That these events took place on the same date cannot be treat as being mere random happenstance. Rather it would be reasonable posit they are connected. Though appearing at critical points in Jewry’s sojourn through time it would…Continue
Added by Bernard S. Antin on May 14, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments
Yehudah Ben Taimah’s teaching is considered a fundamental articulation of Jewish values. Rabbi Ya’akov ZT’L ZY’A Author of the Tur begins his codification of Jewish law by quoting this Mishna.
A number of things just leap off the page when reading the Mishnah. Why use animals as…Continue
Added by Bernard S. Antin on May 7, 2010 at 4:53am — No Comments