If we appreciate the severity of transgressing the Torah (a sensitivity which has, unfortunately, been lost to many people today), then we will understand how absolutely vital these rabbinic fences are. Yahrtzeit of Rabbi Moses Levi Ehrenreich (1818-1899), chief rabbi of Rome.
Through his efforts and under his direction, the Collegio Rabbinico Italiano was reopened in 1887.
When you reflect on life, you will see that many of the things that happen to a person are not inherently good or bad.
If there's a hole in the middle of the street, the municipality comes and erects a fence so no one will get hurt by falling in.
The purpose of a fence is to guard and protect, to keep us safe from danger.
The lunar month on the Jewish calendar begins when the first sliver of moon becomes visible after the dark of the moon.
In ancient times, the new months used to be determined by observation.