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‘I’m Quitting!’

A week went by. Aryeh began finding the work lonely. "The work is lonely now that the other worker is not here," he told Mr. Farber. "I don't know if I can continue."

Daf Yomi

When Is Chalav Akum Allowed? ‘When Milked By A Gentile…’ (Avodah Zarah 39b)

Predestination And Human Effort

Clearly, creating the menorah was beyond human capacity. Why did Moshe need to have a clear image of what it was to look like?

A Lost Promissory Note Could Mean A Lost Case (Siman 78:7)

The borrower claimed he repaid the debt and took back the promissory note from the lender and then lost it.

Haman Of 2018

Parshas Zachor follows, as Amalek will resurface before the geula, reminding us that we must rid ourselves of wrongdoing and teshuvah.

The Paradox Of The Platypus

Darwin deduced that the same Creator operated in Australia as in Europe. The platypus must, as all the other animals, be the handiwork of the same Creator. Baruch meshaneh habriyot!

The Tabernacle’s Lesson

Parshat Terumah begins the seismic shift from the intense drama of the Exodus, with its wonders and epic events, to the detailed narrative of how the Israelites constructed the Mishkan--the Tabernacle. The Nation begins building its HOME.

Herzl’s Two Trips To Eretz Yisrael

Herzl never set foot again in Eretz Yisrael during his lifetime, but he did return decades after his death in 1904 at the tragically young age of 44.

What’s Going On In Syria?

We can easily understand why Syria would have fired at Israeli warplanes as they crossed over Syrian territory and that they perhaps got lucky.

Again, Senator Schumer Disappoints

Mr. Schumer also comes up rather short on the merits of his Trump-as-hatemonger scenario.

On Rav Soloveitchik, Purim, And Pictures Of Women: An Interview with Noted Posek Rav...

It’s scandalous. Purim is supposed to be a celebration of kabalas haTorah, accepting the Torah.

Portugal Actively Seeks A Greater Jewish Presence

“We want a Jewish presence in Portugal,” said Mendes Godinho, “and we look to Jewish investment.” Citing low unemployment and calling Portugal the “third most peaceful country in the world,” she stressed the importance of bringing Jews to visit and live in Portugal.

My Father, Buffalo Bill From Bochnia

Finding ourselves with a large merged family as a result of our marriage, we had little chance to contemplate a honeymoon of any kind.

Lifesaving (really!) Stress Management Tips

So, what’s affecting us today? Sapolsky argues that our heart disease, adult-onset diabetes, Alzeheimers, and even cancer might be caused by stress.

Maple Bacon Cornbread Muffins

I usually find cornbread to be dry, but this one was very moist and served with a delicious maple flavored whipped cream.

A Purim-Themed Fairytale

The children miraculously and unanimously agreed to wear pajamas as their costumes this Purim!

The OU, Open Orthodoxy, And Communal Decision-Making

No organization (i.e.the OU) can excommunicate anyone. It does not, however, mean that our communities lack organizing principles. Those principles operate based on individual choice. People effectively expel synagogues not compliant with mainstream halacha.

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