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Personal Thoughts On The Chagim

Like the threads on a loom, the chagim weave a thick, rich tapestry of faith and kedusha.

Be Mindful Of Hidden Cholim

I knew that there would be many women at this Chanukah party who, like me, were reeling over the news that a friend of ours had been niftar a couple of days earlier from cancer. We were beyond shocked.

To Be A Vessel For God

At that point, I think I did go into some kind of emotional depression. I lost the way I connected to God. It’s something I didn’t realize I lost until I found it again, living here in Israel.

Rav Belsky: A Talmid’s Perpsective

Rav Belsky was a once-in-a generation individual; a pioneer and an advocate for the entire Jewish people. One’s background, country of origin, or religious affiliation made no difference. He was there for all of us. We mourn him on this, his second yahrzeit

The Chofetz Chaim

One of the tasks of great Torah leaders is to inspire their students to go out into the Jewish community and fight for the observance of Torah and mitzvos.

Idolatry Or Not? (Avodah Zarah 2a)

The Rambam describes the history of idolatry as beginning with the adulation of God’s creation and culminating in the erection of monuments to celebrate the heavenly hosts.

Chesed And Rachamim In Our Lives (Part Three)

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.

Shaliach Mitzvah Money

Mr. Berger called home to see if he left his wallet there by mistake. "I'll check right away," said his wife. She called back two minutes later that the wallet was on his desk.

Daf Yomi

Exchanging Land? ‘Nor Shall You Show Them Favor’ (Avodah Zarah 20a)

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem – Open My Lips

If we can make Hashem's presence even slightly more real to ourselves, it will be a great accomplishment!

Tu B’Shevat: A Season Of Reawakening

However, beneath the surface, behind that veil of stillness and seeming lifelessness, organisms are thriving, and the natural processes are ongoing that will produce the spring rebirth and the fruit of the coming season.

Q & A: Tanach’s ‘Hidden Women’

Question: At work, people sometimes argue that the Torah doesn’t regard women highly, only mentioning them in passing, almost begrudgingly at times. They cite, for example, the Torah’s treatment of Serach bat Asher and Yocheved bat Levi. I would appreciate very much if you could provide me with “ammunition” to refute them. Mrs. C. Grosz

Why Does The Mechaber Repeat Himself? (Siman 78:5)

Any defendant who denies a claim in its entirety must take the Shevuat Heiset oath of denial.

A Tzaddik’s Bracha

I decided to unplug my phone before davening to prevent any distractions. Finally after one on the most intense prayers I have ever experienced I went to plug in the phone. It immediately rang.

Rabbi Aryeh Leib Malin And The Mir Yeshiva

During this period, Rabbi Malin became especially close to the Brisker Rav, who took a special liking to him.

Fifth Annual Kosher Halftime Show Kicks Off On Nachum Segal Network Feb. 4

Anyone who appreciates a mix of football, unique commercials, and Jewish music will be thrilled with our KHS 2018 presentation.

Learning To Enjoy This World

Hashem created those sacs so that there would be another dimension to our enjoyment. The sensation of eating an orange would be different without this feature.

Seize The Moment

Very often we experience a moment of hisorerus or inspiration in which we immediately develop aspirations to better ourselves.

Learning From The Larry Nassar Case

For those who still dismiss or downplay reports of abuse and say the abuser made a mistake and should be given another chance because he will do teshuvah – repent – the Nassar case proves otherwise.

Napoleon, Eretz Yisrael, And The Jews

In the summer of 1798, Napoleon conquered Egypt and, leading an army through the Sinai Peninsula into Eretz Yisrael, took control of Jaffa and commenced a siege of Acre (1799), hoping to provoke a Syrian insurgence against the Ottomans and threaten British rule in India.

Holocaust Education: Last Chance For Humanity

The task of imparting the memory of the Holocaust to the next generation is more important than ever. There is really no time to lose, as it is becoming apparent that people in nearly every nation around the world have already forgotten the Holocaust’s crucial lessons about prejudice, intolerance, and hatred.

Even Moses Needed Help

By delegating the judicial function downward, Moses would bring ordinary people – with no special prophetic or legal gifts – into the seats of judgment. Precisely because they lacked Moses’s intuitive knowledge of law and justice, they were able to propose equitable solutions.

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