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New Collection Of The Rav’s Essays Deepens Religious Understanding

21 Adar 5777 – March 19, 2017
Even if one was never privileged to listen to the Rav’s shiurim in person, reading his lectures, even when some of them have been reconstructed from individual manuscripts, should not be missed.

Jordan Protects A Killer Of Americans – Where’s The Outrage In...

The U.S. gave Jordan $393 million in aid last year. Is that just a blank check? Or is it time, perhaps, to make some of that aid conditional on Jordan surrendering killers of Americans?

Ambassador Nikki Haley: Standing Up For Israel

I am here to say the United States will not turn a blind eye to this anymore. I am here to underscore to the ironclad support of the United States for Israel.

Dear Dr. Yael

Company can rob your children of special attention and time with you.

Permanent Departure

The Red Cow which was completely burnes symbolizes the eradication of one's past.

Daf Yomi

A Matter Of Priority ‘Lands Shown By Hashem To Moses Are Subject To Tithes’ (Bava Basra 56a)

The Sabbath: First Day Or Last?

The Sanctuary as a human construct, mirrors the Divine creation of the universe. Each creation culminates in the Sabbath placing the sanctity of place in subordinate position to the holiness of time.

Cheshbon Nefesh On The Plight Of Agunot

International Agunah Day is a sort of “rosh hashana la’agunot.” As a Jewish 'New Year' we should perform a “cheshbon nefesh” – an accounting of the soul. What have we done right; where have we erred?

There Used To Be Jews Here

19 Adar 5777 – March 16, 2017
One point stood out from those stories: in contrast to the Koran, the great figures of the Torah were not beyond reproach. There was always room to be better.

Taking The Law Into Your Own Hands (Siman 75:7)

The fact that two witnesses testify that the defendant borrowed the amount in dispute from the plaintiff does not discredit the defendant or disqualify him from taking the Shevuat Heiset oath of denial.

The Message Buried In Snow

It is difficult to begin to do teshuvah as if the geula is imminent when we do not really think that it will happen.

Pesach Medication And Alcohol

The prohibition of chametz on Pesach means that chametz may not be eaten or enjoyed, may not be owned or possessed, and must be removed from one's premises.

The Legacy Of The Or Hachaim

Another remarkable fact concerning the Or Hachaim is that he is the only Sephardi commentator in most editions of the Mikra’ot Gedolot, a point that is little recognized today.

Title: Yaakov and the Treasures of Timna Valley

Yaakov lives in the year 2025. He and his sister, Rachel, find in the data bank of one of their robots cryptic data sent by a pirate in Djerba, which leads them onto the trail of their second adventure.

Q & A: The Four Parshiyot

Question: Why there are four special Torah readings between Purim and Pesach? Also, why do we call each of those four Shabbatot by a special name, e.g., Shabbat Shekalim, Shabbat Zachor etc.? Additionally how did the division of weekly parshiyot we read every Shabbat come about? Celia Gluck

Yitzhak Ganon And ‘The Angel Of Death’

Though I assumed he was just another notary, I nonetheless decided on a whim to see if I could find out anything interesting about him – and therein lies a truly remarkable, almost unbelievable, tale.

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