OPINION & COMMENT
We are completely different since that Shavuos, having received the Torah. We would not want to imagine ourselves as we would be without the Torah, but in modern times there are all too many, and all too powerful, demonstrations of the depths to which man can sink all around us.
HaRav Wolbe's Attitude to Torah and to Torah Im Derech
A Purposeful Goal — For Life
When HaKodosh Boruch Hu revealed Himself at Har Sinai in order to give Klal Yisroel the Torah, thousands upon thousands of mal'ochim accompanied Him. They were arrayed under banners. Eventually Klal Yisroel also was organized under banners. These banners signify the identity and task that each tribe and each individual has in life.
The Secret of Nishma: Preparing Ourselves for
"Ezra established that the curses of Ki Sovo should be read before Rosh Hashonoh and those of Bechukosai before Shavuos" (Megilla). We can understand why we read Ki Sovo prior to Rosh Hashonoh: so that the klolos of the year should come to an end and not follow us into the new one. But why do we need to mention these curses before Shavuos?
There is No People of Israel Without the Torah of
Black Fire on White Fire: Thoughts about Torah for
In Shir Hashirim there's an allegorical passage: "Kevutzosov taltalim shechoros ke'orev. His locks are curls, dark as a raven (5:11)."
Politica: The Blight of Non-Jewish Immigration
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