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Maggid Of Kozienice Rav Yisroel ben Shabbethai

The simple man was very impressed with these stories and the following morning he told his wife that he was preparing a sumptuous feast for erev Yom Kippur.

The Lighter Side Of Weddings… And Yomim Tovim

Much has been written about how amazing it is to marry off a child, including articles by moi on the topic.

My Perfect World

It's not that I want to be neat, it's just that I can't function in the midst of a mess.

A Look At Education For Jewish Women Throughout The Ages (Part I – ...

There is evidence that learned women were educated by tutors as well, as long as standards of modesty were upheld.

Where Is The Jewish Response To Monuments Of Anti-Semites?

We live in a time where 'heroes' are being reconsidered in a 'PC' prism leading to statues being felled. But where is the public remonstrance against the celebrated anti-Semites of history?

Finding Her Place

So, Mom, how are you keeping yourself busy now that we've all left home?

Poland 2017: Tears And Tribute

We Jews are alive and thriving, Baruch Hashem. At each memorial in Poland we were uplifted by the sight of the blue and white flags of the state of Israel, placed there as reminders: “Never again.”

Children’s Shots And The Maccabees’ Shields

Year after year, I strategized: How far in advance should I tell them the kids the dreaded shots were coming? Regardless of when, I always had lollipops in my pocket

The Tragic Vacuum

To my sorrow I have found there is a great divide between secular Jewish youth and the older generation of our people. These students have no familiarity with our glorious history, nor with Israel If you don’t know who you are as a Jew, your Jewishness becomes a burden

Let’s Get Medical

In my book, all medical appointments take priority. But just as vital as going to your medical appointment is actually booking one (pun intended) in the first place.

Co-borrowers Are Guarantors For Each Other (Siman 77:1 ) (Continued)

Accordingly, the lender must first try to enforce the primary obligation against each borrower before he may sue the other borrower in his capacity as guarantor.

Double Miracle

It’s probable that one toddler, imagining that she had been deserted, would just have sat down on the floor and maybe cried until someone reunited her with her loving mother.

Daf Yomi

Watch What You Pray For ‘Acts Befitting Your People’ (Sanhedrin 85a)

You Can’t Help Me; You Can’t Harm Me

You’ve never stared down the barrel of a gun before – at least not a real one.

The Universality Of Sukkot

On the one hand, Sukkot is the most universalistic of all festivals with the sacrifices brought by the 70 nations; on the other, it is the most particularist of festivals, the festival of a people like no other, whose only protection was its faith in the sheltering wings of the Divine presence.

Q & A: An Unusual Shehecheyanu (Part II)

Question: Why does the chazzan recite shehecheyanu on Yom Kippur night? Elimelech Feldman (Via E-Mail)

Ma’aser Kesafim Esrog

I don't know whether I can use ma'aser money to purchase a mitzvah, said Aharon.

Eruv Tavshilin

When Yom Tov begins on Wednesday night, the eruv tavshilin ceremony is performed on Wednesday and when Yom Tov begins on Thursday night it is performed on Thursday, in each case by the head of the household.

The Lulav: Prosecutor Or Defendant?

The thief took his advice and did so. Yet, when the official got up to speak, he informed the court of all the horrible things the highwayman did to him.

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