Parasha Insights


A Jewish town had a shortage of young, marriageable men, so they used to import men from other towns. One day a groom-to-be arrived on a train and two prospective mothers-in-laws greeted him, each claiming "ownership." A rabbi was called to solve the problem. After a few minutes of thought, he said: "You both want the groom. We'll cut him in half and give half of him to each of you."

One of the woman replied, "No! Better to just give him to the other woman."

The rabbi said, "Do that… Read More »

Why Did G-d Create Childhood?

1. On the first day of school, a first-grader handed his teacher a note from his mother. The note read, "The opinions expressed by this child are not necessarily those of his parents."

2. A little girl had just finished her first week of school. "I'm just wasting my time," she said to her mother. "I can't read, I can't write, and they won't let me talk!"

Why did G-d create childhood? Why did G-d create us in a way that we remain children for so many years? Why not create us like the animals so that af… Read More »

What is The Jewish attitude towards wealth?

A young lawyer, starting up his private practice, was very anxious to impress potential clients. As his first visitor entered the office, he spoke into his phone:

"I'm sorry, but my caseload is tremendous. I am unable to look into your problem for at least a month. I'll have to get back to you then." He turned to the man who had just walked in, and said, "Now, what can I do for you? Quickly, for I have endless telephone calls from clients."

"Nothing for me," replied the man. "I'm just here to hoo… Read More »


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, March 3, was powerful and enthusiastically received. It exemplified leadership in a way that Americans have not seen for years. The elected leadership of the US conspicuously displayed their awesome delight in the speech; somehow it restored their own dignity and faith in the role of America today. As a result of the Jewish Prime Minister of a tiny country speaking his mind with unwavering resolve, moral clarity and historical dignity, all those present in the g… Read More »

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