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Yom Kippur Greeting #20

We aim for a virtuous cycle of creation and rest and yet more creation

May One Wear Crocs on Yom Kippur?

Contrary to popular belief, the Talmud never explicitly limits the ban on footwear to leather shoes.

Fast of Gedaliah

On Sunday, Jews will be refraining from food and drink from dawn until sunset to commemorate the Fast of Gedaliah. Following Nebuchadnetzar’s destruction of the...

The Sands of the Sea

As we enter the Days of Awe, we must recognize that it is a joy to honor and serve true royalty.

‘Now the World Will Know Jewish Blood Isn’t Free’

A statement issued by the Frenkel, Yifrach and Sha'ar families thanks Israel for 'justice served.'

Tunnel Vision

Hamas' tunnels were destroyed as were plans for their unparalleled terror attacks on Rosh Hashana.

ABC’s of Elul

If you had an important court date scheduled – one that would determine your financial future, or even your very life – you'd be...

When This is Finally Over….

When we return to our routines, things don’t have to go back to exactly the way they were.

Rabbi Yaakov Weinberg zt”l: Exile and Its Egregious Effects

The Three Weeks determines the "who we are and how we live" as Jews.

The Ten Commandments: The Inside Story

It isn't beneath G-d to personally interfere in the workings of this world, to liberate a persecuted nation from the hand of their oppressors.

Shavou’ot (Pentecost) Guide for the Perplexed, 2014

The 49 days between Passover and Shavou'ot are dedicated to enhancing one's behavior, following in the footsteps of the Jews, who forged/enhanced their own national character during the 40 years in the desert.

‘In Every Generation They Try To Destroy Us…’

Amazingly, each and every blade was green and moist as if it was just freshly cut.

Pesach – The Holiday of Freedom

All the commentaries ask why Hashem focuses on the Exodus as opposed to saying, “I am Hashem who created the entire world.”

President Obama’s Passover Statement

The following is President Obama's statement on Passover (April 14, 2014). As he has in the past, the President held an official Passover Seder at...

Matir Assurim — A True Teshuvah Story

She was followed by the shadows of the Six Million, by the ever so subtle awareness of their vanished presence.

Pesach: Relationships And Sandwiches

Marror is the reliving of the bitter enslavement and matzah is the under-eighteen-minutes redemption.

Is it Time to Abandon Kitniyot?

Rabbi David Bar-Hayim argues it is time for Ashkenazim to abandon the prohibition against Kitnyot. What do you think?

Halakhic Differences Between Sephardic And Ashkenazi Traditions

Sephardic Jews are very strict in not keeping hametz in their homes during Pesah.

Israeli Foreign Ministry Says ‘No Choice’ on Closing Chabad’s Nepal Seder

The labor action has prevented the far-flung Israeli embassy from providing the much-needed goods for the Chabad-Lubavitch seder in Nepal -- a world-famous event that draws nearly a thousand people annually to Katmandu.

Purim: To Fight Or Not To Fight

When battling Amalek, G-d hides His face and expects man to wage war for his own relevance.

Purim: Powerball vs. Pisces

What is the relationship between Purim and Pisces? In what way is Purim related to fish?

The Battle For Faith

The battle on Purim was our war with Amalek; we know that Haman was a descendent of Amalek and we are commanded to annihilate that entire nation.

Rabbi Moshe Almosnino And Megilat Esther

Rabbi Almosnino’s reading of the Biblical text might be compared with the way a prominent lawyer would read the most important contract of his career.

Rav Bina’s Yom Kippur Message – 5774 (Video)

The Yom Kippur video message of Rav Bina, the Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh at the Kotel,

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