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The Shiva Call

Rav Shevach’s senseless murder will not change anything for Palestinian Arabs, who praised it, other than lead to more death; the terrorist who murdered him has already been found and, in the IDF’s lexicon, “neutralized.” The residents of the Balata refugee camp will continue to be “refugees” under the thumb of the PA with the help of the United Nations.

The Most Powerful Tool We All Have

Wouldn’t it be nice if there could be norms and conventions that protected women from unwanted advances by men – and men from unfair accusations by women? Oh wait, there are-- being Shomer Negiah and Shomer Yichud!

A Feud For The Ages: A History Of The Jews And The Church...

With those two words, Pius X summed up the 1,900-year-old “special” relationship between the Jews and the Catholic Church – a tortuous theological and political relationship that would see tremendous changes before the century’s end.

Parshas Beshalach: Singing Of Emunah

So why sing it? If the second shirah does not add any new ideas or even words, what was its purpose?

Chesed And Rachamim In Our Lives (Part Two)

More eternal wisdom from Rebbetzin Jungreis, a”h. This week considering how to become an agent of chesed (compassion) and rachamim (mercy)-continued from last week.

The Grass Is Greener: Litigating in Non-Jewish Courts

What happens if a Diaspora Jew refuses to appear before a Jewish court of law or refuses to honor its judgment?

The Merit Of Trusting Hashem

The difficulty with this Rashi is that he lists all three reasons in same breath as if they are equal, and clearly they aren’t.

Q & A: Covering The Challah

Question: Why do we cover the challah when we make Kiddush? Why don’t we cover any other foods on the table? Zelig Aronson

Daf Yomi

To Have Or To Hold ‘Renting Is Not Owning’ (Avodah Zara 15a)

You Must Believe Me That I Repaid You Earlier Today Because I Could Have...

Such a defense can only be raised at the end of the day because it is based on a migo. The migo is that if the borrower were lying, he could have come up with a better defense.

Intended Gift

"It won't be easy to buy another one," said Mrs. Lieber. "It was an odd sale item I found in an antique store. It's not right to give away what I got special for them."

Enjoy The Fruit

Of course, in our time Eretz Yisrael has begun producing fruits in an enormous abundance. That it has done so despite it being known as a barren desert for millennia is nothing short of an open miracle.

Miracles In The Hospital

After being checked by a doctor, my father needed to undergo some minor surgery. It was clear to his two children in Israel that my father could no longer live independently.

The Miracle Of Israel Is An Inspiration To The World

Inspiring words from from Vice President Pence’s address to the Knesset earlier this week.

The Unforgettable Wonders

The genius of the biblical narrative of the crossing of the Reed Sea is that it does not resolve the issue of whether it was a miracle or merely natural, one way or another. It gives us both perspectives-you decide

The Broader Picture

In the midst of his writing, he chanced to look down at the dance floor. He noticed that from afar, it seemed like he was witnessing poetry in motion.

Vice President Pence’s Touchdown

What if, against all odds, the Palestinians actually get serious about negotiating a peace agreement?

Senator Schumer’s Fumble

The tactic was ill advised and Mr. Schumer was finally forced to capitulate in order to protect the electoral chances in November of Democratic congressional candidates in states that voted for President Trump in 2016.

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