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The Danger of Not Valuing Mitzvot

Yaakov Avinu only gave Eisav a pot of beans in exchange for his birthright. Wasn’t the birthright worth far more than a pot of beans?

Hashem, Thank You For Everything!

Why don't we just sell it? That way not only won't we have the expense of painting it, but we'll have extra cash as well.

Does The Release Of One Guarantor Release The Other? (Siman 77:8)

The underlying loan survives as the obligation of the borrower even after the release of the first guarantor.

Q & A: A Kohen’s Prayer (Part I)

Question: Sefer Chareidim (ch. 67) cites a Midrash that Eliyahu once testified that a certain kohen who begged G-d for righteous sons merited to see all of them serve as high priests, and none of them died during his lifetime. Where exactly is this Midrash? Nathan

Do Or Die (Sanhedrin 74a)

There are, however, times when the concern of Chillul Hashem is so paramount that one must choose to die rather than violate any prohibition in public.

The Wet Head Is Dead

Let’s stop living as guests in someone else’s home. Yes, the hos-America-has been very kind to us, but we have overstayed our welcome. The time has come to thank the host and move out to our own place, with our own culture and traditions.

Normalizing Anti-Semitism In Student Governments

Progressive students, in their own moral self-righteousness, have decided that the Palestinian statehood is a sacred cause. To even support Israel is to risk being deemed a racist, an imperialist, a tacit supporter of apartheid.

John Kerry Justifies Terrorism

Kerry’s harsh criticism of Israel and suggesting that Israel is an apartheid state are well known. By justifying Palestinian terrorism against Israel, Kerry now has crossed a red line.

Daf Yomi

Entitlements ‘Not Returned To His Former Prominence’ (Makkos 12a)

Qatar, Like Arafat, Finds A Few Jewish Friends

Instead of changing their anti-Israel policies, Qatar has hired Jewish public relations experts in D.C. at a considerable cost to 're-Jew-venate' the gulf kingdom's image

Diamond Broker

But I bought the gem from you and gave you the money, reasoned Mr. Silver. You owe me the money; you go deal with the seller!

Love Will Conquer All

A man is approaching. Do I smile and nod, or do I look the other way? He’s looking at me; do I turn my head to respond or do I look out at the trees?

Esau’s Other Face

Rav Kook believed that just as in the Torah, Jacob and Esau and Isaac and Ishmael were eventually reconciled, so will Judaism, Christianity, and Islam be in future. They would not cease to be different, but they would learn to respect one another.

Why We Just Had Our Ninth Child

Why 9? Not because we are religious fanatics but because we know that, after all is said and done, our lives are defined not by what we take from society but what we give to it.

Solzhenitsyn And Wiesel

Wiesel’s somewhat inconsistent position on Solzhenitsyn reflected both praise and disappointment.

Winter

True there is a lot of wealth within the world of technology that enables us to do so much more than in generations past. However, it has also created a very cold and isolated generation.

Ambassador Friedman: ‘We’re Working Very Hard’ On Peace Plan

Ambassador Friedman said that if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were asked for his three top foreign policy objectives, “he will tell you it is Iran, Iran and Iran.”

Battling Cancer to Help Others Survive

Though Tali had a supportive family, friends, and neighbors, the logistical burdens of treatment were overwhelming.

The Middle East Is Cooking

Reportedly, the radar can identify a threat from a distance of 1,550 miles, providing Israel a relatively long – approximately eight minutes – response time and enabling the use of various means of interception.

The De Blasio ‘Mandate’

While Mayor de Blasio has dutifully backed the “progressive” agenda, we have yet to hear him decry the left’s growing anti-Zionism.

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