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Why The Left Needs To Believe In An Israeli Occupation

5 Iyyar 5777 – May 1, 2017
Critics of Israel want there to be an “occupation” and to point an accusing finger at Israel. They are constitutionally incapable of blaming the Palestinians for anything, so they need Israel to blame

It’s Our Fault

No sports coach thinks of including women in Israel’s national soccer team because coaches want to win. But when the IDF integrates women into combat units that require rough, demanding physical activity – much more than required for soccer – it doesn't seem the IDF is thinking about is winning.

Shidduch Challenges

4 Iyyar 5777 – April 30, 2017
Finding one’s shidduch has reached the crisis level. The one absolute “must” quality is finding a soul mate with a good heart. If that’s lacking, the entire package will fall apart.

Parenthood And Grandparenthood: The Essential Ingredient

Parenting--and grandparenting--pearls from Rabbi YY Rubenstein.

Israel Memorial Day: The Yeshiva That Pays The Price

4 Iyyar 5777 – April 29, 2017
More and more we are becoming aware of the fact that there is a gaping hole in our lives – the ability to connect to God with our emotions, something connected to the idea of prophecy.

Dear Dr. Yael

3 Iyyar 5777 – April 28, 2017
Sometimes when looking at our lives we see nothing but an empty box, but if we look deeper, we will find the kisses.

The Family Satan

When word reached the Jewish community they began to tremble. They knew only too well the meaning of the king’s threat.

The Art Of Instruction

It was not enough for the Kohen to offer his ruling; he also had to instruct and guide.

A Penny A Jew

Why recall the Holocaust? Because we must. Because remembering our loved ones, these six million innocent souls, brings a sense of them back to life. That’s the least we can do.

Keeping Kosher: Means To An End

“Kosher” has several hues of the same meaning: making suitable, setting the path or stage, paving the way, preparing, etc. This reflects that the process of keeping kosher is of a preparatory nature.

The Creative Solution

2 Iyyar 5777 – April 27, 2017
Why didn't I call an ambulance? I do not know. And believe me, I was not trying to be overly pious.

When Swearing That A Witness Is Lying Doesn’t Help (Siman 75:13)

A defendant who is faced with one witness who testifies that he borrowed money is allowed to swear that he never borrowed any money and receive judgment in his favor.

Warning: Lashon Hara Kills

As great as he was, and as much as he accepted every word of the Torah as completely true, on some level it wasn’t 100 percent real to him.

Q & A: Do Women Count The Omer?

Question: Are women supposed to count Sefirat HaOmer? S. Feldman

Shabbos Rental

Use of the hall on Motzaei Shabbos is a separate rental that carries an additional $250 payment. You were supposed to notify me if you wanted to use the hall also on Motzaei Shabbos.

Daf Yomi

Law Of Averages ‘Catacombs Are Four Cubits Long’ (Bava Basra 100b)

Sefirat HaOmer As A Period Of Mourning

The behavior of Rabbi Akiva’s students left them particularly vulnerable between Pesach and Shavuot since this period is a time of celestial judgment.

Title: Contemporary Halakhic Problems: Volume 7

1 Iyyar 5777 – April 26, 2017
One of the more forceful and vital chapters is towards the end of the book when Rabbi Bleich discusses vaccinations.

A Glimpse Of The Beginning

We learn, for example, that his paternal uncle rabbi Shmuel Schneerson awarded his nephew rabbinic ordination;;

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