“Drash” is short for Midrash, or interpretation, usually of a Jewish text. These posts live at the intersection of Jewish wisdom and personal experience.
It is often the case that those who seek greatness and glory are negatively impacted by that pursuit, while those who do not rush to claim it for themselves are more likely to find it.
Both holidays celebrate trees, but upon closer examination, they're quite different.
In those times, when we desire to flinch and return to the status quo, it helps to remember the example of Nachshon.
What Torah and modern psychology say about relationship stability and true love.
Ten English words that come from the Hebrew language that don’t originate in the Torah.
Here are just 10 of the many words we still use from the Torah today, what they mean now, and what the Torah meant by them.
What exactly do we mean by “creation” when we celebrate Rosh Hashanah?
I think many of us have a visceral response (perhaps it’s genetically ingrained by now …) to the High Holidays.
About a year ago, while at work, I received a text message from my friend Alyssa. She asked if my mezuzah was still on my door that morning.