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Rachel Imeinu, Mama Rochel

Water was put on his forehead, he was tapped here and there and spoken to and his mother, too, spoke to him, begging him to wake up, to come back. And he did.

Recovered Coat

"You're kidding!" exclaimed Mr. Meyer. "That's my missing coat! Someone exchanged coats with me last year in shul. Funny that it wound up in your hands!"

Daf Yomi

The First And The Final ‘Aleph Lamed Chol, Yud Keh Kodesh’ (Shavuos 35b)

Q & A: ‘Ga’al Yisrael’ Aloud (Part I)

Question: In the course of my travels, I have discovered that some chazzanim say “ga’al Yisrael” right before Shemoneh Esreh aloud while others say it with their voices fading. Is one practice correct and the other incorrect? M. Goldman

Gedolim Had It Easy

For the next twenty years Yaakov was an unwelcome intruder in a culture alien to his nature, eating at the very table of a father-in-law who attempted in any way possible to swindle and cheat him.

I Repaid The Loan Before The Maturity Date. Is That A Believable Defense? Siman...

Generally speaking there is a rule that a debt cannot be enforced against minor heirs because they have no ability to defend themselves.

The Shabbos Clothes Make The Man

There is a ubiquitous custom amongst the Jewish People to dress up in our finest outfits on Shabbos. This mitzvah is so special to the Jewish People that most Torah-observant Jews divide their wardrobe into two parts – Shabbos clothing and weekday clothing

The Right Thing To Do

The truly amazing thing about Trump’s announcement is that despite media’s incessant counter-narrative, there are still enough individuals, both Jewish and non-Jewish, who believe that the ONLY people who have ever called Jerusalem their capital deserve to do so again.

Blink Of An Eye

His predecessor had heard from many dignitaries urging Shalom Morchechai’s release but did not act.

Hashem Is The Ultimate Shadchan (Part II)

Wisdom on dating from Rebbetzin Jungreis reminfing us all that the bond that connects husband and wife must transcend the changing fortunes inherent in almost every life.

The Origin Of Yoatzot Halacha – Women Advising Women

Two decades and 116 yoatzot halacha later, we have addressed more than 200,000 questions, via our telephone hotline, our websites in 4 languages, and in communities we are bringing Torah observance into the 21st century.

The White Lie

Is it permitted to tell a white lie? Not only is it permitted to tell a white lie to save a life; it is also permitted to do so for the sake of peace. And we learn this in this week's

Learning Torah With Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin

A unique perspective on Sholom Rubashkin in prison-from a friend AND fellow inmate.

Celebrating 800 Years Of The Rambam

This week’s quiz: What does Israel have in common with Bolivia, Dominica, Grenada, Grenada-Grenadines, Guinee, Lesotho, Micronesia, Paraguay, Sierra Leone, Spain, St. Vincent, and...

The Tenth Of Tevet

The Tenth of Teves commemorates the beginning of Nebuchadnezzar’s siege of Jerusalem, the first stage in the sequence of events which led to the destruction of the city.

The U.S. And The UN

They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote against us. Well, we’re watching those votes. Let them vote against us. We’ll save a lot. We don’t care.

The Freeing Of Sholom Rubashkin

Mr. Rubashkin has now served more than 8 years of that sentence, which many have called excessive in light of its disparity with sentences imposed for similar crimes....

‘So Many Roles Women Can Fill In Shul’: The OU’s New Department of Women’s...

Having had grandparents who were the rav and rebbetzin in Great Neck and in-laws who served in those roles in Montreal, the ideas of mission and contribution resonate very strongly with me.

The Bernice Chronicles: A Second Chance At ‘Honor Thy Mother’

Just as had happened when I was working on my grandmother’s book, here, too, previously unknown family members and those with whom my mother-in-law had lost touch suddenly emerged.

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