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Q & A: Praying In Other Languages (Part X)

Question: When reciting a berachah in English, does a person fulfill his obligation if he says “Hashem” instead of “L-rd” or “G-d”? Yosef

TORAH SHORTS: Weekly Biblical Thoughts: Parshat Re’eh

Our attitude, how we see the world, how we perceive things, how we react, how we internalize the reality around us, that will determine whether we are blessed or cursed. It is completely in our hands.

The Limits Of Grief

The more we learn about the psychology of bereavement and the stages through which we must pass before loss is healed, so more the wisdom of Judaism’s ancient laws and customs becomes ever more clear.

‘I Wasted My Years’

Eternal wisdom from Rebbetzin Jungreis, a”h on the supreme value, and blessing, of building a family

Parashat Re’eh: Traveling to Home Base and Eternal Life

While there is no proof of life after death, everything seems to allude to it. Our existence in this world resembles a station at which we arrive when we are born and from which we leave when we die, returning to “home base.”

A Sense of Place

This week's portion, Re'ei, speaks of our need for a sense of place, how difficult it often is to find, and how we must protect others' sense of place. It also addresses the sanctity of the Land of Israel

Day School Tuition and the Pierced Slave

A society that structures its economic institutions to make all genuine partners fulfills the mitzvah of tzedakah. A society that institutionalizes dependence, no matter how reliably it provides for its dependents, has turned them into pierced slaves

Business Success 101

With the warm reception they had received in Manchester, and with both Aaron and Rivka preferring quieter areas and smaller communities to the hustle and bustle of London, they decided to move there.

The Important Things In Life

Eternal wisdom from Rebbetzin Jungreis, a”h on achieving a more meaningful existence.

Solar Eclipse

Of the travesties listed in the Gemara the one that is most obviously becoming more rampant is mishkav zachor.

Restore Our Judges Of Old (Sanhedrin 2a)

Cases involving fines and punitive damages, kenas, required a court of three judges ordained with authentic semicha.

Q & A: Praying In Other Languages (Part IX)

Question: When reciting a berachah in English, does a person fulfill his obligation if he says “Hashem” instead of “L-rd” or “G-d”? Yosef

Revoking The Testimony Of Witnesses (Siman 75:25)

This will render any note the plaintiff may subsequently produce null and void...

Waiving Your Rights

Such a document is legally binding, said Mr. Cohen, but I'm not sure that it's halachically binding.

Daf Yomi

A Parrot Or A Lie Detector? ‘We Admonish The Witnesses’ (Sanhedrin 29a)

Earning A Living: The Great Life Test

We know Hashem metes out many life tests. But where have we seen that not having to struggle is a challenge?

A Funny Thing Happened To Me On The Way To Sheva Brachos

Rain can happen at any time. It’s a mere coincidence taking place just to send shivers up my spine.

Hearing To See

Re'ei is about the opportunity to restore the 'Hearing To See; rejected by Adam and Eve, and again by Israel at Revelation. If we master the higher hearing of Eikev, we will be granted the clear Vision offered in Re'ei.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Ekev: Making Gratitude Count

Is the source for saying Birkat HaMazon as obvious as we normally assume?

Longing for Yerushalaim

Hashem created this world and placed man in it, so that he could take his physical part and elevate it using his spiritual part.

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem – We Want Mashiach Now – But Why?

This explains why the geulah is mentioned in almost half of the brachos of Shemoneh Esrei, as these prayers are what Hashem is waiting for.

The Supreme Court Of Israel

Many contemporary Jews living outside of Israel might treat a summons from the bet din, the Jewish court of law in the Diaspora, like a letter that can be ignored.

Q & A: Praying In Other Languages (Part VIII)

Question: When reciting a berachah in English, does a person fulfill his obligation if he says “Hashem” instead of “L-rd” or “G-d”? Yosef

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