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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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Three Easy Recipes For Chol HaMoed Dinner

Rabbi Yehuda H. Levenberg, Torah Pioneer

In his capacity as chief rabbi he was no longer associated with any particular shul and would speak each week on a rotating basis at a different shul in the community.

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem – Do Mitzvos With Joy!

This is the perfect time to practice really enjoying mitzvos.

The Prohibited Sukkot Of Jerusalem

Rav Henkin (1881–1973) represented a unique blend of Torah scholarship, humility, and a lifelong dedication to the highest levels of discreetly preformed chesed.

Interpol, Jamal, And Taylor Force

Mahmoud Abbas’s encouragement of anti-Israel violence consists not just of the aforementioned payment of stipends to the families of terrorists.

The Administration And The ‘Peace Process’

So there was always supposed to be some notion of [Israeli] expansion into the West Bank, but not necessarily expansion into the entire West Bank.

Discrimination In New York’s Student Free Lunch Program

According to the OU, some 30,000 yeshiva students cannot participate in the program.

Discovering The Flora And Fauna In The Torah: An Interview with Biblical Botanist Zohar...

He wants to ensure that commentators and modern scholars are in agreement regarding the identification of any given animal.

Sukkot And The Nations

It is a world in need of atonement, which means a redirection of its energies and objectives.

‘And Now Write For Yourselves This Song’

Which things in our home are not futile, which things would I never choose to part from?

Shevi’s Journey – Chapter I

You're not at a healthy weight, Shevi. We have to do something about this.

A Feud For The Ages: A History Of The Jews And The Church...

During the 1500s, the Church added another reason for the enforced segregation: to further degrade and humiliate the Jewish community so they would convert to Christianity.

Sukkos Delight

I am obsessed with Trader Joe’s chili lime seasoning. Most, if not all, of the Trader Joe’s spices are under the OU, and are just amazing.

Greener Acres

Most of my parents’ friends did not have a single relative left in the world after the war and so they formed new families and attachments.

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