Years Years Years

And the life of Sarah was a hundred and seven and twenty years; these were the years of the life of Sarah. When Sarah was 100, it was as though she was twenty in sin. And when Sarah was 20, it was as though she was 7 in beauty.

Famous Journeys

Can you think of any famous journeys? Beware, one is liable to lose three things by journeying: a trip can inhibit the birth of children, decrease one’s wealth and lessen one’s fame.

Glass Houses

“Do not accuse your friend of a flaw that you yourself have.” מום שבך אל תאמר לחברך Rashi quotes the above phrase from Bava Metzia 59b in reference to Exodus 22:20 — You shall not abuse a stranger, and you shall not oppress him; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. וְגֵר לֹא-תוֹנֶה, […]

Symbol of the Moon in Judaism

הַחֹדֶשׁ הַזֶּה לָכֶם, רֹאשׁ חֳדָשִׁים: רִאשׁוֹן הוּא לָכֶם, לְחָדְשֵׁי הַשָּׁנָה This month shall be unto you the beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you. (Exodus 12:2) I learned this week that the Chinese calendar is like the Jewish calendar, as it follows the moon, but it has a […]