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The Tabernacle’s Lesson

5 Adar 5777 – March 3, 2017
The story of the Creation of the World is told with the utmost brevity: a mere 34 verses. Why take some 15 times as long to tell the story of the Sanctuary?

Politics And Our Perception Of Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism is politically and theologically promiscuous, penetrating the nationalist right and the progressive left, creeping into churches and leading the thundering discourse of political Islam.

Shulchan Aruch Choshen Mishpat (Siman 75:4)

5 Adar 5777 – March 2, 2017
For example, the defendant testifies that he repaid 180 dinarim but regarding the balance of 20 dinarim claims he does not owe it for the following reason

Q & A: Reading The Megillah (Part I)

Question: If someone heard Megillat Esther in shul and later reads it at home for his wife and family, must he recite the blessings? Menachem

Sale Of Land And Acceptance Of Torah Under Duress (Bava Batra...

Consent, however, is an elastic phrase under Jewish law and can be stretched almost to breaking point.

Daf Yomi

A Tax Free Meal ‘A Town Whose Torah Scroll Was Stolen…' (Bava Basra 43a)

The Wings To Fly

One daughter flew in from the UK for a mere 50 hours – quite an amazing feat!

A Tribute To My Own Personal Angels

My mother had a difficult pregnancy. Some doctors said it was a miracle I was born and came out as good as I did.

The Mercy Of Hashem

It must be difficult. You have that precious gem, that beautiful gold. I feel badly even asking.

Returned Check Fee

Five months later, Mr. Levy's check bounced because of insufficient funds. The gmach was charged a $25 returned check fee.

The Irony Of The Purim Shpiel

Esther is the only Megillah read twice, once in the evening synagogue service of Purim and a second time during the morning services on Purim

Title: When God Becomes History: Historical Essays of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak...

Historical context means everything when understanding the misunderstood.

Myer Myers, Master Colonial Craftsman

4 Adar 5777 – March 1, 2017
The mid-1760s marked changes in the direction of Myers’s personal life and business affairs.

Let Torah Unite Us

As Purim approaches, and as we open the megillah, I can’t help but think about how, sadly, we are too often united because of dangers facing our people.

Historic Shul Reopens On Lower East Side

The historic Meseritz Synagogue on Manhattan’s Lower East Side was officially reopened on February 24 with a ceremony at the shul.

Parshas Teruma

Vol. LXVIII No. 9 5777 New York City CANDLE LIGHTING TIME March 3, 2017–5 Adar, 5777 5:31 p.m. NYC E.S.T. Sabbath Ends: 6:32 p.m. NYC E.S.T. Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam...

Beth Medrash Govoha Is Entitled To Equitable Treatment

This, even though BMG otherwise qualified for the grant at least as much as other grantees that had no religious affiliation.

The Troubling DNC Election

It is hard to miss the sharp difference between the politics of the post-2016 presidential election and what followed earlier national elections.

The President’s Response To Anti-Semitic Attacks

It seems absurd to suggest that Mr. Trump was somehow part of the problem.

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