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Yorkers – But Are They Kosher?

In honor of Sukkos, The Jewish Press decided to feature pictures of six of the winning designs.

Q & A: Sitting In A Sukkah

Question: Why do we sit in a sukkah? Is one allowed to travel during Sukkos to a place where no sukkah is available? Moshe Jakobowitz Brooklyn, NY

The Missing Mezuzos

In Eretz Yisrael, it is customary not to remain in a house without a mezuzah for even one day. This placed the rav in a quandary. What were they to do?

Daf Yomi

Tzitzis On A Blanket? ‘…to Exclude a Nighttime Garment’ (Menachos 43a)

Watch Out Below!

When the branch was almost completely cut, it broke off, twisting as it fell. It hit another branch, bounced off, and crashed to the ground 15 feet away. One end landed on a lawn chair and cracked it.

Avoiding Zipline Disasters

As it turned out, Mordy and Yissachar were the very last people who wanted to go on the zipline that day. Mordy went first and had a great time until…

Three Types of Idolatry: Parshat Haazinu

Moses is warning us, in what was meant to be a song to be remembered throughout our history, to stay far away from all forms of idolatry--regardless of shape or ideology

‘Tikkun Olam’ for New Year 5779

According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, the “correction of the world” will only happen when we first repair the relations between people.

Yom Kippur: Guide for the Perplexed

A meaningful and easy fast to all.

The Psychopath Inside: Yom Kippur, Free Will & Determinism

At the start of a new year, we need to realize that we absolutely can change if we want to. Yes, we have predispositions and predilections, but they don’t have to define us; we can do whatever we want with them.

Don’t Rattle Off Berachos

We have become so accustomed to rattle off berachos that we don't let them penetrate. Before we start, it's over

Q & A: Shema Koleinu (Part II)

Question: When the cantor says Shema Koleinu during the High Holiday season, he skips several lines during the interactive recitation. Why? A Reader Wilkes Barre, PA

Maybe Next Yom Kippur

Truth be told, my kavanah was often better in the privacy of my home.

Daf Yomi

Is A Shortened Lulav Kosher? 'Remnants of Tzitzis Are Kosher' (Menachos 38b)

Asseres Yemei Teshuvah

The Emek Berachah explains that indeed after Rosh Hashanah the din is sealed and one is only judged on his actions of the previous year.

It’s Not About You

Wishing that everyone will be remembered for life.

Crocs Or Socks? A Halachic Analysis Of Yom Kippur Footwear

When all is said and done, refraining from wearing any kind of shoe on Yom Kippur is, strictly speaking, a stringency.

Can Pregnant And Nursing Women Eat On Yom Kippur?

In recent years, there has been a flurry of halachic discussion on whether pregnant and nursing women should be permitted – or even encouraged...

The Important Two Sides of the Coin of Repentance

Repentance is arduous. But the outcome, in reach of each of us, is cleansing, renewal, and restoration.

Rabbi Sacks: Parshat Vayelech: The Second Mountain

So, as Moses faced his own life’s end, what was there left to do? The book of Devarim contains and constitutes the answer.

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