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The written record of an event necessarily creates images in the mind’s eye. The more dramatic the imagery, the clearer and deeper are the event’s optics seared in the readers’ consciousness. Consider how powerful a picture is evoked when at birth Ya’akov grabs Eaisav’s heel (Bereshith 25:26).
To ascribe the Torah’s description of Rivka’s pregnancy and her twins birth (Bereshith 25:22-26) to literary flourish would completely miss scripture’s message. Often the Chassidic greats ZT’L…Continue
Added by Bernard S. Antin on November 24, 2011 at 10:47pm — 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
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