We generally relate to a ‘revelation of Eliyahu' as a profound moment in which Eliyahu the Prophet himself appears to us with a message. But is this really so? What is the personal and communal revelation of Eliyahu to all Jews of the world?
Do you believe that these abortions are moral in terms of a woman's sacred right over her body? And what would you say about a woman who takes the life of her fetus because she wants to complete a degree, buy a car or travel abroad? Where is the boundary?
In Josephus' description of what happened after the destruction, he talks about the thickness of the stones in Jerusalem and the difficulty of destroying them.
"I would never have been able to breach these walls if it wasn't for the Jews fighting among themselves and the disputes between them." About the unlimited power we can attain and about the havoc that controversy can cause.
"The Land which ..the eyes of the Lord your God are always upon her"
In this week's Portion, the Torah describes the reaction of the People of Israel to the scourges which they suffered.
It's amazing to see how we reacted during thousands of years, and how we react today…. with all of the strength and power that the Lord gave us.
This week's Torah portion of Tazria tells us that when a boy is born, the schedule is as follows: The mother is in a state of Niddah – ritual impurity – for seven days; on the eighth day, the baby is circumcised, and the mother begins a period of 33 days in which she is pure despite any discharge (although she may not touch something holy or enter the sanctuary). If a girl is born, the mother is impure for 14 days and pure for 66.
The question begs itself: Why is everything doubled when a girl is born?