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The Sabbath: First Day Or Last?

The Sanctuary as a human construct, mirrors the Divine creation of the universe. Each creation culminates in the Sabbath placing the sanctity of place in subordinate position to the holiness of time.

Cheshbon Nefesh On The Plight Of Agunot

International Agunah Day is a sort of “rosh hashana la’agunot.” As a Jewish 'New Year' we should perform a “cheshbon nefesh” – an accounting of the soul. What have we done right; where have we erred?

There Used To Be Jews Here

19 Adar 5777 – March 16, 2017
One point stood out from those stories: in contrast to the Koran, the great figures of the Torah were not beyond reproach. There was always room to be better.

Taking The Law Into Your Own Hands (Siman 75:7)

The fact that two witnesses testify that the defendant borrowed the amount in dispute from the plaintiff does not discredit the defendant or disqualify him from taking the Shevuat Heiset oath of denial.

The Message Buried In Snow

It is difficult to begin to do teshuvah as if the geula is imminent when we do not really think that it will happen.

Pesach Medication And Alcohol

The prohibition of chametz on Pesach means that chametz may not be eaten or enjoyed, may not be owned or possessed, and must be removed from one's premises.

The Legacy Of The Or Hachaim

Another remarkable fact concerning the Or Hachaim is that he is the only Sephardi commentator in most editions of the Mikra’ot Gedolot, a point that is little recognized today.

Title: Yaakov and the Treasures of Timna Valley

Yaakov lives in the year 2025. He and his sister, Rachel, find in the data bank of one of their robots cryptic data sent by a pirate in Djerba, which leads them onto the trail of their second adventure.

Q & A: The Four Parshiyot

Question: Why there are four special Torah readings between Purim and Pesach? Also, why do we call each of those four Shabbatot by a special name, e.g., Shabbat Shekalim, Shabbat Zachor etc.? Additionally how did the division of weekly parshiyot we read every Shabbat come about? Celia Gluck

Yitzhak Ganon And ‘The Angel Of Death’

Though I assumed he was just another notary, I nonetheless decided on a whim to see if I could find out anything interesting about him – and therein lies a truly remarkable, almost unbelievable, tale.

The Left’s Opposition To School Choice

Put another way, will our students henceforth be instructed that they are free to disregard election results?

Margalit The Tzaddikah

A true story of unfathomable pain exceeded only by the greatness of this tzaddikah, a haredi Yemenite orphan girl sent to a leper hospice and befriended by R’ Aryeh Levine (zt”l) the Yerushalmi tzaddik

The Bharara Spectacle

As for Mr. Bharara himself, he is reputed to have designs on running for elective office in New York which has an overwhelmingly liberal, anti-Trump voter base.

David Friedman’s Nomination Clears Important Hurdle

Given the unanimous vote by the Republicans on the committee in support of Mr. Friedman, it’s highly likely that the Republican-controlled Senate will confirm him as well.

Fighting For Israel’s Legal Rights: An interview with ZOA Israel Director Jeff Daube

The Trump administration is waiting to hear our suggestions. They are looking to us to be proactive and speak out about what we would like.

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