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Manna From Heaven

With lots of time on his hands and a wealth of teaching experience under his belt, his answer was a no-brainer.

Rav Elyashiv, A Personal Memoir (III)

I felt terror posing questions to Rav Elyashiv doing so only twice in the 9 years I was in his shiur

The Proper Use Of Power

This week's parshah inspired the Jubilee 2000 initiative leading to debt cancellation of $34 biilion

Hashem, The Ultimate Shadchan

This young man was particularly fine, as when his parents suggested he date someone, he didn’t bother to look at resumes or pictures, as many young men do. He trusted his parents knew his best interests, and attempted to put his best foot forward.

A Day Without Tefillin?

They had realized they would be far from civilization and kosher food and had packed plenty of fresh and canned food as well as making sure there was a microwave in their room which they knew how to kasher.

The Odd Gravestone

He was deeply saddened by the thought of her going to her final resting place alone and that it appeared as if she knew no one and had no family who cared about her.

Destination: Consternation?

“What a way to spend a Sunday afternoon,” my husband remarked. “Well, baruch Hashem we are safe, there was no accident, and I’m sure there is a good reason for everything that happened to us,” I mused.

Rav Elyashiv, A Personal Memoir (II)

In a cab with Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach & Rav Elayshiv discussing if/when to say tefillas haderech

Without A Moment’s Notice

Because of the way the piece of my finger had been severed, the doctors at the hospital were not able to reattach it. They told me I’d have to see a specialist.

Miracles Can Happen

Nissim Menashe 50, a resident of Petach Tikvah, celebrated last Israel Independence Day like most of the country, he had a barbecue with his family....

Small Miracles

Recently, I was outside and noticed two Lubavitcher boys placing fliers in all the mailboxes where they noticed a mezuzah, as Lubavitcher are known to do.

A Delay From Heaven

How was I going to get to Manhattan? No cabs were going, we didn't have a car, and many people who did have cars had no gas.

Blood, Idolatry, Or War

Rambam: Eating blood's forbidden because connected to idolatry;Ramban: We're affected by what we eat

Bountiful Blessings

B’chasdei Hashem, I found precisely enough chicken, prepared meat knishes and various other foods I required.

Rav Elyashiv, A Personal Memoir

Rav Elyashiv favored books about gedolim with 2 caveats: accuracy; and no distasteful elements

The Sin Offering

Why should unintentional sins require atonement? What guilt exists when requisite intent is lacking?

All Your Creations

But… “Is there anything…,” I choked out, “that I could do, as a merit that G-d should have mercy on me?”

The Space We Create For G-d

Like Shabbat points to something beyond time, the people Israel points to something beyond history

A Friend In Need

"But you have all our credit card details from when we paid for the car.”

The Sabbath: First Or Last Day?

The Sabbath is a full dress rehearsal for an ideal society that has not yet come to pass-but will

Whose Footsteps Do We Follow When We Pray?

Jewish prayer is a convergence of 2 modes of biblical spirituality, exemplified by Moses and Aaron

Seek And Thou Shalt Find

Eventually, after some trial and error, including an experience with a prima donna and one with a thief, I baruch Hashem ultimately found a fine, honest and reliable household helper.

A Humbling Lesson (IX)

Humility often confused with low self-esteem, truly means that a person realizes his true worth

A Portable Home

With the synagogue, "Judaism created one of the greatest revolutions in the history of religion"

A Message From The Spirit World, Asking For A Cup Of Coffee?

I was aware he didn’t want me to “imagine” making coffee in a forced new dream.

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