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Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis

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Thank you, Agudat Efrat

Posted on: January 30th, 2014

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There is not even a shadow of doubt that without Agudat Efrat’s help, this child would not have been born.

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Accidental Mitzvos

Posted on: January 30th, 2014

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Although a mitzvah may not require kavanah, it may nevertheless require lishmah.

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Jerusalem’s Unique Character and Holiness

Posted on: January 30th, 2014

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Maimonides believes that even after the Roman conquest of Israel the land retained its holiness.

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Can We Ever Trust Again?

Posted on: January 30th, 2014

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With every word he spoke, I became more and more anxious.

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The Home We Build Together

Posted on: January 30th, 2014

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So long as every crisis was dealt with by Moses and miracles, the Israelite default response was complaint.

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Shema Yisrael

Posted on: January 29th, 2014

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Question: What is the message behind the most famous statement of Jewish faith: “Shema Yisrael”?

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Shabbos Mevorchim Adar I

Posted on: January 24th, 2014

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On this Shabbos Parshas Mishpatim, we bentch Shabbos Mevorchim Adar Rishon, Rosh Chodesh falling on Friday and Shabbos (January 31 and February 1). Mishenichnas Adar Marbin B’Simcha – with the beginning of Adar rejoicing is increased… by virtue of an extra Adar, our jubilation is extended this year.

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Parshat Mishpatim

Posted on: January 24th, 2014

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G-d, accordingly, is encouraging Moshe to not just focus on reaching the top of the spiritual mountain but remaining there as well, thus fully capitalizing on his gains.

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Who’s To Judge?

Posted on: January 24th, 2014

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Once a person receives it, he becomes personally attached to the one who gave it to him - so attached that now he will view that person's position as his own... and a person does not see his own faults!

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Prayer and Action: the Integral Connection

Posted on: January 24th, 2014

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One can serve with his or her hands or feet, but how does one serve with one's heart?

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Our Creator’s Infinite Love

Posted on: January 23rd, 2014

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In Parshas Mishpatim, the Torah delineates various prohibitions and punishments. With regard to stealing, we see something unusual.

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Daf Yomi

Posted on: January 23rd, 2014

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Point Of Ingestion “The Size of an Egg to Satisfy…” (Yoma 79b)

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Q & A: Sabbath Shuttle? (Part IV)

Posted on: January 23rd, 2014

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Question: Is it permitted on the Sabbath or holidays to take a shuttle to synagogue? The neighborhood shuttle runs from 9-5 daily, is driven by a gentile, has a designated stop schedule, and is free of charge.

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Loan Conversion

Posted on: January 23rd, 2014

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Jonathan needed some extra cash, about $30,000 for his business. He applied to a number of banks for a loan, but they were being tight on issuing him credit and were also asking for more interest than he wanted to pay.

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The Perfect Representative

Posted on: January 23rd, 2014

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The two sons of Aaron, Nadav and Avihu, who, according to some commentators, ventured past the outer altar in a state of intoxication, paid for it with their lives.

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A Quiet Kaddish

Posted on: January 23rd, 2014

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

Question: Is it okay to recite Kaddish silently?

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A Kidney For A Stranger

Posted on: January 23rd, 2014

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Kidney transplants from a living donor are infinitely preferable over a transplant from a dead person. The chances of it being rejected by the body are much lower, the life expectancy of the newly transplanted kidney is twice as high, and the recipient’s life and diet can return to normal much faster.

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Must We Check For Treifos?

Posted on: January 23rd, 2014

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This week’s parshah contains the source for the halacha of following the rov (majority). The pasuk states: “acharei rabbim lehatos.” The Gemara in Chullin 11a says that this pasuk is referring to the Sanhedrin where the halacha follows the majority opinion of the judges.

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Vision and Details

Posted on: January 23rd, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Two laws have to do with the Israelites’ experience of being an oppressed minority:

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A Society Obsessed with Toys (Cont.)

Posted on: January 23rd, 2014

JudaismRebbetzin's Viewpoint

The link between iPod, iPads and smartphones and increased chutzpah and disintegration of families.

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