In which Genesis Rabbah 84:9 teaches the importance of speaking from the heart. Bonus: A disagreement with Rashi
We take a look at Bereishit Rabbah 75:3 to consider the benefits of picking our battles.
In which we use Genesis Rabbah 71:6 (with a little help from The Simpsons) to learn about the nuances of jealousy.
In Genesis Rabbah 65:4 we learn why simply noticing our surroundings can be so important
In which we compare opinions in Bereishit Rabbah 59:8 and Bava Batra 16b regarding what it means to be blessed with “everything”
On September 28, 2021, over the holiday of Shemini Atzeret, my teacher R. Moses Tendler passed away. Due to shock and the timing of the Jewish holidays, it took some time for me to formulate coherent thoughts. I will leave it to others to discuss R. Tendler’s indelible legacy in the Jewish world and instead I would like to share some personal experiences.1
In Genesis Rabba 38:14 we learn the difference between giving birth and making a person
Gen. Rabbah 32:3 discusses testing the righteous and praising people to their faces. Is there a connection?
In Gen. Rabba 1:15 Beit Shammai and Beit Hillel debate if heaven or earth was created first, but does it even matter?