Please Don’t Respect Us

March 26, 2016 Rabbi Yonatan Halevy 0

Today is Lag BaOmer. The day that Rabbi Akiva’s students stopped dying, for their mistake of not showing each other proper respect. Each and every Lag BaOmer, rabbis and teachers around the world stand up and speak about how we must respect all the Torah scholars and how we must [Read more…]

Immodest Modesty

March 3, 2016 Rabbi Yonatan Halevy 0

“She is not Tznius” – no, she is not a Tznua perhaps. Tznius (ignore the s) is a noun, not an adjective. “She is not a Tzanua” – no, perhaps she is not a Tznua. Tzanua is in the masculine form. “She is not…” – wait, how modest can modesty [Read more…]