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Introduction To The Zehut Platform

7 Adar 5777 – March 5, 2017
From the Zehut Party platform preamble: "We want a State of liberty, run in accordance with Jewish culture and morality, and striving for the vision embodied in them."

A Jester Saved The Jews

6 Adar 5777 – March 3, 2017
The story goes back over 150 years to the days of Catherine the Great, who ruled all of Russia with a firm but fair hand.

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem – Send It Over

We must aim our tefillos like an intercontinental Ballistic Missile and send it straight to the Kodesh Hakedashim.

Did Shlomo HaMelech Have the Wrong Focus?

There was a subtlety in which Shlomo was lacking.

Family Breakdown

The Rebbetzin's thoughts and response to the subject.of the tragic breakdowns in Torah families.

Kiruv Was His Calling

Torah was central to the life of Perry Fish (Z"L). His influence on some 20000 Shabbos guests that came through the warm and loving home he built with his wife Debby is inestimable-and will be missed

The Tabernacle’s Lesson

The story of the Creation of the World is told with the utmost brevity: a mere 34 verses. Why take some 15 times as long to tell the story of the Sanctuary?

Politics And Our Perception Of Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism is politically and theologically promiscuous, penetrating the nationalist right and the progressive left, creeping into churches and leading the thundering discourse of political Islam.

Shulchan Aruch Choshen Mishpat (Siman 75:4)

5 Adar 5777 – March 2, 2017
For example, the defendant testifies that he repaid 180 dinarim but regarding the balance of 20 dinarim claims he does not owe it for the following reason

Q & A: Reading The Megillah (Part I)

Question: If someone heard Megillat Esther in shul and later reads it at home for his wife and family, must he recite the blessings? Menachem

Sale Of Land And Acceptance Of Torah Under Duress (Bava Batra...

Consent, however, is an elastic phrase under Jewish law and can be stretched almost to breaking point.

Daf Yomi

A Tax Free Meal ‘A Town Whose Torah Scroll Was Stolen…' (Bava Basra 43a)

The Wings To Fly

One daughter flew in from the UK for a mere 50 hours – quite an amazing feat!

A Tribute To My Own Personal Angels

My mother had a difficult pregnancy. Some doctors said it was a miracle I was born and came out as good as I did.

The Mercy Of Hashem

It must be difficult. You have that precious gem, that beautiful gold. I feel badly even asking.

Returned Check Fee

Five months later, Mr. Levy's check bounced because of insufficient funds. The gmach was charged a $25 returned check fee.

The Irony Of The Purim Shpiel

Esther is the only Megillah read twice, once in the evening synagogue service of Purim and a second time during the morning services on Purim

Title: When God Becomes History: Historical Essays of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak...

Historical context means everything when understanding the misunderstood.

Myer Myers, Master Colonial Craftsman

4 Adar 5777 – March 1, 2017
The mid-1760s marked changes in the direction of Myers’s personal life and business affairs.

Let Torah Unite Us

As Purim approaches, and as we open the megillah, I can’t help but think about how, sadly, we are too often united because of dangers facing our people.

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