Otto Warmbier – Korach and His Congregation (Parshat Korach) – and the Kikayon

Trees overlooking a road
Trees

Death! A word that conjures up little feelings of excitement – for most. Life – on the other hand, is the very purpose of existence. That word – when expressed in its most fullest manner, takes on feelings of joy and blessing.

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Issues and Benefits of Davening at the Graves of Tzadikim

קבר הרב חרלפ - 1By פארוק (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Yesterday, I found myself near the main cemetery in Sanhedria in Jerusalem. Sadly – many are not aware of the nature of this cemetery and the people who are buried there. For the most part, almost every person buried there is a Tzadik – a righteous individual! The cemetery came to prominence in about the year 1948 – that year when a serious war was taking place which would lead to the proclaiming of a country where the Jewish people would feel safe in – a country of their own… but that idea was already in the making more than three thousand years before!

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