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Why Do We Blow Shofar?

Rav Moshe Shmuel Shapiro, zt”l, explains that the teshuvah of Rosh Hashanah is different from that of Yom Kippur and that of the mitzvah of teshuvah in general.

Shoplifter

The store was a rather expensive one. Furthermore, the mark-up in the clothing industry is usually about 100 percent.

Teshuvah, Bitachon, And Learning From Hard Knocks

Wherever God places us is for the best, that if we trust in Him and only Him, our lives will have joy, contentment, meaning, and purpose. Our family hopes to finally move to Eretz Yisrael after Sukkos, and I am confident that this year helped prepare me for some yet-to-be-accomplished worthy things.

Why Be Jewish

The sages believed with great force that an agreement must be free to be binding. Yet we did not agree to be Jews. We were, most of us, born Jews. We were not there in Moses’ day when the agreement was made. We did not yet exist. How then can we be bound by the covenant?

American Karate Team Members Reflect On Maccabiah Experience

Although anti-Semitism no longer excludes Jewish athletes from the Olympics, Israel continues to host the Maccabiah Games for Diaspora Jews and all Israelis, Jew or non-Jew, every four years.

Revisiting The Case Of The ‘Get Rabbis’

The initial prosecutions were marked by government conduct that should shock the conscience of anyone who believes in fair play.

Trump Pivot?

Doubtless what moved the Democrats was the revelation that intelligence officials reported the antifa threat to the Obama administration some time ago with apparently no response from the president or any key aides.

613 Photos, 180 Synagogues: An Interview with Photographer Michael J. Weinstein

With a few exceptions, I really did not count shtiebels, yeshivas, or shuls in a storefront or someone’s home.

Rosh Hashanah Cards Of WWII And The Holocaust

Most of these cards were hand-drawn and, as such, uniquely reflect the thoughts of writers extending holiday wishes from the depths of hell.

Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman Installed As New YU President

In an era in which there is a breakdown of civic and civil conversation, Yeshiva University is uniquely positioned to address the most pressing moral issues of the day.

Be Kind… To Yourself

In order to see ourselves positively, we inflate our egos and look down on others. And, in our society, we also beat ourselves up when we don’t feel special.

Not The Correct Charity

With that type of charity you shouldn’t come unto G-d. It is not sufficient; you must also try to help other poor people.

From The Archives… Rachel Celebrates Her Bat Mitzvah

What an amazing message is this birth on the doorstep of the Biblical matriarch!

Tzimmes As A Main Dish

I decided to twist things up a bit and turn tzimmes into a satisfying main dish.

The Milk Of Human Kindness

She doesn't want to talk about how she suffered in the Holocaust; she wants to tell me of her heroic act.

Dan Shapiro, Advocate For The Palestinians

Reading Shapiro’s admission, one must laugh at his self-description as “an advocate for Israel.” He is, according to his own words, an advocate for the Palestinians – and has been for the past 29 years.

Dear Dr. Yael

Is mirror imaging something that is important for child development?

The Old Foolish King

Why are you running so fast and why are all these people following you?

From Kidnapped Yemenite Children To Renewed Yemenite Village In Jerusalem

Arabs claim Silwan as a historically Palestinian Arab neighborhood, yet it was practically empty when the first Yemenite Jews arrived in the 1880s; the Turks and British themselves recognized it as a Jewish neighborhood.

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