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Q & A: A Kohen’s Prayer (Part III)

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

Shabbos Protection

In the very beginning of his introduction, the author writes that it is crucial for a person to trust in Hashem because if he doesn’t, then Hashem will remove His direct and special providential care.

Daf Yomi

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Increased Rates

You are only required to pay what she charged in the past, answered Rabbi Dayan. However, I would recommend reaching a compromise with her.

My Father’s Chin (Nazir 40b)

In addressing the question of which devices may be used to remove one’s beard without violating the Torah prohibition, halachic literature focuses on the extent to which these devices function like a razor blade.

Locked Out

I felt good to be able to help out like this and was grateful for the opportunity. If we could not be together for yuntif this year at least I could contribute in this way.

String Theory

Have you ever noticed that you have some mitzvah that not only finds you but seems to follow you around?

Is A Wife Responsible For Her Husband’s Debts? (Siman 77:10)

The husband or his heirs will then have the right to sue the wife as co-borrower for reimbursement of the money they repaid on her behalf.

Maintaining Our Identity In The Face Of Illicit Behavior

Rav Shmuel explained that if we would understand that we are an elevated nation our task in this world would be so much easier.

Title: The Skeptic and the Rabbi: Falling in Love with Faith

The reader is able to suspend their prior knowledge and remain engaged with the text, a testament to Gruen’s writing skills.

Title: Rabbi Haim David Halevy: Gentle Scholar and Courageous Thinker

Halevy was a man of myriad talents. Be it a noted author, significant talmid chacham, master of kabbalah, gifted speaker and more.

Title: Am I My Body’s Keeper?Torah, Science, Diet, and Fitness – for Life

It's hard to read a book and get up and move simultaneously. But this book, more than any other, did get me to get up and move.

The Force To End Terror

The PA distributed some $300 million to the families of terrorists in 2016, coincidentally the same sum the US annually provides the PA.

Games Galore: Chanukah Gift Guide (Part III)


My Husband And My Mother

A loving reflection by Naomi Klass Mauer, a devoted daughter and a loving wife, to her mother and husband who passed from this world-within hours of each other-7 years ago.

Remembering A Forgotten Victim Of Palestinian Terror

After 6 1/2 years in a coma, terror victim Hodaya Asulin, succumbed to her injuries and died, practically forgotten. I reserve my strongest disappointment for my own community--how did we offer support? What effort did we make to keep her memory alive?

The Struggle Of Faith

Why not paint Jacob in more attractive colors? It seems to me that the Torah is delivering, here as elsewhere, an extraordinary message: that if we can truly relate to God as God, in His full transcendence and majesty, then we can relate to humans as humans in all their fallibility.

The Sanctity Of The Synagogue

Jews have the distinct impression that there are moments in time that we can forego the holiness of the Beit Knesset and allow a frivolous, if not rowdy, behavior.

Galut – Harsh Reality Or Opportunity For Influence? – Reflections on the Teachings of...

He reserved much of his intellectual stamina for his ongoing effort to make sense of Jewish history, particularly the sui generis events of his lifetime.

Rabbi Dr. Phillipp (Hillel) Klein, Talmudic And Secular Scholar

Rabbi Klein delivered his sermons in such a high classical German that a group of his congregants had to repeatedly ask him to speak so he could be understood.

Hijacking The Rule of Law

In 2015, Republicans took control of the Senate and Sen. Menendez became the ranking member of the committee, but in short order he was forced to give up even that less important but still influential leadership position.


As a Jew living in Israel I can express my burning desire that this whole country be united and focused on the same Jewish morals and values.

The PLO Washington Office: Was The Point Made?

The matter seemed open and shut given the unambiguous language of the law.

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