Who’s Your Teacher

The Sages, seeing that his mind was clear, entered his chamber and sat down at a distance of four cubits. ‘Why have ye come?’ said he to them. ‘To study the Torah’, they replied; ‘And why did ye not come before now’, he asked? They answered, ‘We had no time’. He then said, ‘I will…

Words that Matter

Fourth Reading: Genesis 19:21–21:4 The angel sent to overthrow Sodom told Lot that he was about to destroy it, as if to say that he had the power to do so himself. מֵהרִהָמֵּלטָשָׁמּהִכּי לֹא אוַּכלַלֲעשׂוֹתָדָּברַעד בֲֹּאƈָשָׁמּה וגו’: (בראשית יט:כב) [The angel said to Lot,] “Hurry! Escape [to the nearby city], for I can do nothing…