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Academic And Social Skill Insights #1

It breaks my heart to see my once happy and confident daughter depressed and isolated from her peers.

How To Make A Collaborative Purim

I underestimated how eager my children would be to buy real costumes.

Poverty

When the Almighty saw the man’s struggles, He took pity on him and told Eliyahu Hanavi to give him four zuzim (coins).

Dom Bruno Of Belgium: The Heroic Priest Who Saved 400 Jewish Lives

Dom Bruno was clearly a courageous man, risking his own life to save four hundred Jewish lives, most of them children.

On The Bookshelf

Some of the most famous and important works of literature contain passages and themes that are immodest in nature. May a G-d-fearing Jew read these works for the good they contain, or must he forgo reading them entirely?

Remembering Esterka

Polish history and popular legend credits a beautiful Jewish girl named Esther, or Esterka, with the turn of Jewish fortunes in Poland.

Beyond The Curtain

So long as we are alive, we have the ability to strive for higher and greater levels.

To Plant. To Believe. To Carry On.

'A Tree Grows in Sinai'--and the Jewish Nation is built.

The Rubashkin Saga – X

While we rejoice at the recent release of Shalom Mordechai Rubashkin from prison, the series continues this month and beyond.

Chesed And Rachamim In Our Lives (Part Five)

More eternal wisdom from Rebbetzin Jungreis, a”h. This week's column, final installment in a series of 5, considering how to become an agent of chesed (compassion) and rachamim (mercy)-continued from last week.

Kosher Cheese And Milk (Avodah Zarah 29b)

Yet, notwithstanding all of these arguments, cheese manufactured by non-Jews remains prohibited today by the halacha. Why?

Flying Circus

They were genuinely thrilled, but tempered their enthusiasm somewhat with a sobering reality check, “You know he’s flying right into a winter blizzard, right?”

Respecting Past Generations

Standing in the morning on a cold winter day at the Cave of Machpelah, watching all of this unfold before me, I realized the profound and enormous responsibility a Jew has to his past in shaping his behavior in the future.

Q & A: Who Was Achashverosh?

Question: We read in Megillat Esther that the name of the king of Persia who ruled a vast empire that extended from India to Ethiopia was Achashverosh. Who was he? Where did he come from? Fran Hager Brooklyn, NY

‘I’m Quitting!’

A week went by. Aryeh began finding the work lonely. "The work is lonely now that the other worker is not here," he told Mr. Farber. "I don't know if I can continue."

Daf Yomi

When Is Chalav Akum Allowed? ‘When Milked By A Gentile…’ (Avodah Zarah 39b)

Predestination And Human Effort

Clearly, creating the menorah was beyond human capacity. Why did Moshe need to have a clear image of what it was to look like?

A Lost Promissory Note Could Mean A Lost Case (Siman 78:7)

The borrower claimed he repaid the debt and took back the promissory note from the lender and then lost it.

Haman Of 2018

Parshas Zachor follows, as Amalek will resurface before the geula, reminding us that we must rid ourselves of wrongdoing and teshuvah.

The Paradox Of The Platypus

Darwin deduced that the same Creator operated in Australia as in Europe. The platypus must, as all the other animals, be the handiwork of the same Creator. Baruch meshaneh habriyot!

The Tabernacle’s Lesson

Parshat Terumah begins the seismic shift from the intense drama of the Exodus, with its wonders and epic events, to the detailed narrative of how the Israelites constructed the Mishkan--the Tabernacle. The Nation begins building its HOME.

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