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The Grass Is Greener: Litigating in Non-Jewish Courts

What happens if a Diaspora Jew refuses to appear before a Jewish court of law or refuses to honor its judgment?

The Merit Of Trusting Hashem

The difficulty with this Rashi is that he lists all three reasons in same breath as if they are equal, and clearly they aren’t.

Q & A: Covering The Challah

Question: Why do we cover the challah when we make Kiddush? Why don’t we cover any other foods on the table? Zelig Aronson

Daf Yomi

To Have Or To Hold ‘Renting Is Not Owning’ (Avodah Zara 15a)

You Must Believe Me That I Repaid You Earlier Today Because I Could Have...

Such a defense can only be raised at the end of the day because it is based on a migo. The migo is that if the borrower were lying, he could have come up with a better defense.

Intended Gift

"It won't be easy to buy another one," said Mrs. Lieber. "It was an odd sale item I found in an antique store. It's not right to give away what I got special for them."

Enjoy The Fruit

Of course, in our time Eretz Yisrael has begun producing fruits in an enormous abundance. That it has done so despite it being known as a barren desert for millennia is nothing short of an open miracle.

Miracles In The Hospital

After being checked by a doctor, my father needed to undergo some minor surgery. It was clear to his two children in Israel that my father could no longer live independently.

The Miracle Of Israel Is An Inspiration To The World

Inspiring words from from Vice President Pence’s address to the Knesset earlier this week.

The Unforgettable Wonders

The genius of the biblical narrative of the crossing of the Reed Sea is that it does not resolve the issue of whether it was a miracle or merely natural, one way or another. It gives us both perspectives-you decide

The Broader Picture

In the midst of his writing, he chanced to look down at the dance floor. He noticed that from afar, it seemed like he was witnessing poetry in motion.

Vice President Pence’s Touchdown

What if, against all odds, the Palestinians actually get serious about negotiating a peace agreement?

Senator Schumer’s Fumble

The tactic was ill advised and Mr. Schumer was finally forced to capitulate in order to protect the electoral chances in November of Democratic congressional candidates in states that voted for President Trump in 2016.

Our Beloved Grandfather, Zaydie Sholom

It is a beautiful tribute to his memory that their deepest memories are of him learning and teaching Torah. And that truly was his life.

The Early Zionist Celebration Of Tu B’Shevat

The fifteenth day of the month of Shevat was designated for calculating the age of trees both for harvesting and tithing purposes, and this “Jewish Arbor Day” was celebrated at least as far back as Talmudic times.

Excelling In School: Beyond The Report Card

“We know from human history and the latest learning science that success comes from the combination of academic knowledge and the ability to work...

A Centenarian Remembers

When did this helpless feeling change for you?

Rav Zvi Hirsch Of Rimanov

When he was not yet 10 years old, tragedy struck and he lost both his parents. Alone in the world, he was fortunate to have a cousin, Reb David of Tarnow, who took him in.

How to Stop Procrastinating

Make a list of all the things you must do today, number them in order of how much you detest them, and then do the first one on the list first.

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