Rabbi Becher explains that the Gemora describes a human as a “seeker”. John Glenn, who died during the past week, represents the idea of a human being who is a seeker – who goes “beyond” and is not content on where we are.
Parshas Toldot With the recent horrific weather, Sandy and the Nor’easter, a number of people raised the issue of climate change caused by humans. What is the Jewish attitude towards the global warming? I think that the question of climate change is an empirical question and therefore Judaism doesn’t really have an opinion about it….