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Teenagers: Be Honest, Gain Confidence, Make Lifelong Friends

How much of yourself can you reveal to your friends? How much do you hide because you fear rejection?

The High Holidays

When buying clothing for your children, make sure they want to wear those outfits, and it’s not just you who wants them to wear them.

Squeezed From Both Sides

While flying Confederate flags may or may not indicate white supremacist proclivities, let alone a penchant for violence, the burning of American flags by antifa and Black Lives Matter protestors almost always signals a hatred for what America stands for.

The Rubashkin Saga – V

These PETA people are not Orthodox Jews. So, why would they so strongly criticize a kosher packing plant for what they believe to be violations of kosher practice? They are using tactics similar to the Nazis.

A Shofar In The Forest

They had succeeded in learning without books, since one man knew the first half of the Ketzos by heart and another knew the second half.

A ‘Honeymoon’ in Russia

Th her, it seemed the Jews were trying to send a hidden message to the visiting Americans.

Apples

As we approach apple season, late September-October, I decided to choose the great yet humble apple as the theme of this month's recipes.

Personal Redemption

My goal is to strive to create safe healing space for strong women to support others.

Dear Dr. Yael

Chaya is frightened of being like her mother whom she considers a push-over. She prefers to be like her father who is the dominant one in the family.

Longing For The Background Music

At many points in his life, he intended to go in one direction, until Hashem pushed him back on the road to return.

Parshat Nitzavim-Vayeilech

In light of these approaches, we can also suggest that by walking around Moshe was able to check out the true pulse points of the nation.

An Opportunity To Recreate Ourselves

Rebbetzin Jungreis, a”h, recounts a memorable Rosh Hashanah and a remarkable story of a particular shofar

An Appreciation Of Life: Preparing For Rosh Hashanah

My near-death experience taught me the hard way that every moment we live on this earth must never be taken for granted. Life is a gift from God and it is up to us to make the most of each day.

Goodbye To The Mystery

A gap year in Israel no longer means a gap in real time communication with your child learning in Israel

Of Homemade Soup And Jewish History

Soup can be much more than Jewish penicillin- 0r it can be an introduction that leads to a shidduch or Jewish political activism. Who knew?

The Fundamental Mitzvah

In view of the current world upheavals – North Korea, storms of epic proportions, etc. – it would be well to strengthen our observance of Ahavas Yisrael and mitzvos between man and man. The Torah guarantees longevity in this world for observing such mitzvos.

Q & A: Praying In Other Languages (Part XIV)

Question: When reciting a berachah in English, does a person fulfill his obligation if he says “Hashem” instead of “L-rd” or “G-d”? Yosef

Daf Yomi

Start Of The Yeshiva Semester ‘Today Is Propitious…’ (Sanhedrin 65b – 66a)

The Borrower Who Has To Repay A Loan Twice Even Though He Only Borrowed...

There was no basis for him to assume that the two plaintiffs trusted each other and that one of them would not claim the repayment of a loan he never lent.

Lessons From An Erev Shabbos Disaster

Lacking the actual Hebrew word for the wanted piece and maybe even the English one, the handyman wasn’t getting what we needed.

Selichot

Today, few people fast during the Days of Selichot, but the custom is to rise early to recite Selichot.

Closeness And Judgment

There are many issues that affect the occupants of this planet. The entire globe is one multi-dimensional chess game, and Hashem, the Ultimate Grand Master, maps out the moves of the year to come.

Why Do We Blow Shofar?

Rav Moshe Shmuel Shapiro, zt”l, explains that the teshuvah of Rosh Hashanah is different from that of Yom Kippur and that of the mitzvah of teshuvah in general.

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