Search Results "Nachmanides"
Prayer for Protection and Success by Nachmanides
A prayer composed by Nachmanides (Ramban) from verses in the Bible that generate success, protection, favor and blessing. Nachmanides spoke a great deal about the impact and significance of these specific verses
How can I Stop Being a Show Off?
There’s hope if you thank G-d for what He gave you
If people were punished for their sins in the Holocaust, then are the Nazis guiltless?
During a lecture I watched, the question was addressed to Rabbi Yosef Ben-Porat: “Where was G-d during the Holocaust?” From watching the video it seems that his view is that the Jewish people were punished during these days of wrath and experienced the horrors of the Holocaust due to their assimilating and deviating from the straight path. The Nazis carried out the punishment and were merely tools implementing the Creator’s punishment. If this is the case, then we have to accept heaven’s decrees, and how can we complain against the Nazis? This sounds absurd and incomprehensible, but there is no other logical conclusion from his well explained and organized lecture. Nevertheless, we say may the Germans and Nazis’ names and memory be blotted out. Isn’t this remark implying defiance of G-d’s Will? His words are incomprehensible. His excellent and coherent explanation and his conclusion seem to completely contradict each other.
Establish a rabbi for yourself
Can you help me find a rabbi? I became religious a few months ago and I read the weekly Torah portion with Rashi and Nachmanides. However it is very hard for me to understand and I also have questions about daily life. I really want to have a rabbi that I can learn with. I am 34 years old and a few months ago I moved to Rishon L'Tzion from abroad. I used to live in St. Louis in America and there I had an extremely nice community. Basically it is very difficult for me to find my identity here in Israel and I think it would help if I had a rabbi. I appreciate any assistance you can give me.