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The Dynasty Of Mezerich

The bereaved woman felt that some punishment was due her and she appealed to the rabbanim to punish her.

Immigration Reform Shouldn’t Mean Scapegoating

To eliminate the diversity immigrant visa program due to the crimes of a few would be a great disservice to the many worthy innocent immigrants who rely on the program for a chance at the American dream

The Mouse And The Hole

The Right in Israel retains its rule (because the majority of Israelis are on the Right); the Left retains its hegemony (media, courts) and true power; and the terrorist retains his knife.

Recognizing His Kingship

Hashem gave us the right to storm the gates of heaven with an avalanche of requests, even demands.

Remembering Irene

Rebbetzin Jungreis (a”h) column, initially posted upon the death of her beloved friend Irene Klass, is reprinted here as a memoriam to Irene Klass, longtime publisher of The Jewish Press, whose yahrzeit is this week. May both their memories be a blessing.

The Surprising Secret To An Enriched Life

In addition to reminding us of our mortality, Sefer Bereishis teaches us another significant lesson: Although we cannot extend our lives beyond our allotted time, the way we conduct ourselves during our lifetime can potentially afford us immortality in this world.

Modesty In The Age Of Abuse

According to the Ramban, this week's parshah is a roadmap and guide for all generations on how to engage with Eisav and his descendants and, as such, each pasuk, each word, each letter, is vital as we make our way.

The Merit Of Eretz Yisrael

While his only motivation may have been to earn a living for himself, he is providing a substantial gain to those he does business with. In this scenario, $850,000 of his efforts are going to vendors, suppliers, and employees. An

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

Leprosy? ‘Any Kohen Who Is Not An Expert…’ (Shavuos 6a)

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.

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