Making A Joyful Noise Unto the Lord

From a recent review by Gil Student of R. Yisroel Miller’s In Search of Torah Wisdom: Questions You Forgot to Ask Your Rebbi: I found R. Miller’s explanation of a Yeshiva prayer service particularly interesting. I cannot recall any book discussing this so frankly. When we pray, we strive for an atmosphere of pleading for […]

The Industrious Anarchists

The Wisest of Men instructs: לֵךְ-אֶל-נְמָלָה עָצֵל; רְאֵה דְרָכֶיהָ וַחֲכָם. אֲשֶׁר אֵין-לָהּ קָצִין– שֹׁטֵר וּמֹשֵׁל. תָּכִין בַּקַּיִץ לַחְמָהּ; אָגְרָה בַקָּצִיר, מַאֲכָלָהּ.1 The Talmud relates a fascinating story of an attempt to corroborate King Solomon’s assertion that the ants have no king: א”ר משרשיא דכתיב לך אל נמלה עצל ראה דרכיה וחכם אשר אין לה קצין […]