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Borrowed Costume

"My son dressed up as a lion last year," exclaimed Mrs. Kahn. "We bought this great costume. It was so realistic!"

For The Love Of Money

This Rashi seems difficult to understand when we focus on whom these people were and where this was taking place.

The God-Spotter

Though my father lives in another area of Staten Island, he has been intermittently involved with this synagogue since its inception.

Pesach Medication And Alcohol

May a person who wants to eat chametz that everybody else finds inedible do so?

Q & A: Batei Din (Part I)

Question: I anticipate soon dissolving a business partnership. How should I expect to be treated in a beit din? No Name Please

Daf Yomi

Our Turn ‘A Gentile Nullifies His Idolatrous Relic’ (Avodah Zarah 52b)

America’s Real Problem

We must also work together to create a culture in our country that embraces the dignity of life, that creates deep and meaningful human connections, and that turns classmates and colleagues into friends and neighbors.

Arbitration Vs. Litigation

We must never forget that when Aaron was left to lead, the people made a golden calf. But never forget that Moses needed an Aaron to hold the people together. In short, leadership is the capacity to hold together different temperaments, conflicting voices and clashing values.

It’s The Security, Stupid!

While comforting and well intentioned, these officers don’t stand a chance in the event of a sudden attack.

Title: Terror and Emunah in Har Nof

The Talmud teaches that all Israel are responsible for one another. Risa writes that the terrorists attacked Chaim with a knife to his head because he was a Jew -- therefore the Jewish people had to take special care of him.

Title: Megillat Esther Mesorat HaRav: Commentary Based on the Teachings of Rabbi Joseph B....

The Rav astutely notes that the story of Esther tells us in the most lively, realistic fashion, with a tinge of refined yet biting sarcasm, about paradoxical, absurd events, which are both tragic and comical at the same time.

Title: Growing With My Cousin

One thinks of family as an all-embracing sanctuary – a safe haven and a refuge from the outside world. But this is rarely the case.

Ben Zion Weberman: Forgotten Orthodox Activist

Ben Zion held the Malach in high regard and the feeling was reciprocated. “I never met a man whose views are closer to mine,” the Malach is reported to have said.

Venahafoch Hu

It’s doing the right thing even when it might seem like it’s the opposite of what everyone else is doing, even though you know, that it’s the right thing.

Kudos To President Trump On The Embassy Move

After all this ambiguity, now finally comes the announcement that the U.S. will call its current consulate in Jerusalem its embassy and have U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman move there with some of his staff.

The War Against Netanyahu

In a democracy, where the rule of law is transcendent, police investigators should not be permitted to run roughshod over a defendant’s right to a fair trial.

Inspired By The Prophet Ezekiel: An Interview with Dry Bones Cartoonist Yaakov Kirschen

I liked the promise of a new future, but I didn’t understand why it had to be anti-Zionist or anti-Jewish.

Unusual Purim Art

Israel annually issues a set of “Moadim L’Simcha” stamps commemorating the Jewish New Year, which are always among my favorites, but it also periodically issues stamps commemorating the other Jewish holidays, including Purim.

Adar – Principle #7:- Honor Your Feelings Without Using Food

When we turn to cream and sugar during those emotionally-laden moments, we are acting not only from impulse, but from rational self-preservation; eating as a coping mechanism helps us.

Who’s Ready To Cook Up A Storm?

Let’s be perfectly honest, holidays are just a convenient excuse to indulge in our favorite activity – eating.

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