Why Must We Always Suffer?

Why Must We Always Suffer?

  Adapted from The book “Eretz Yisorel and the Parsha, by Rabbi Moshe Lichtman, Devora Publishing, 2006 Maharal notes a Gemara in Berakhot that says that three gifts from God are acquired only with yisurim, (suffering): Torah, Israel, and the World to Come....

From Aliya Skeptic to Aliya Bully

When my husband brought the up the idea that we should make aliya in late 2000, I laughed it off as  a ridiculous idea. We had 3 little kids in great Baltimore Jewish schools,  I had the job of my dreams, and we loved the kehilla we belonged to, (Rabbi Menachem...
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