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The Healing Power Of Chicken Soup

When I pulled up at their house, my worst fears were confirmed.

I Cry With You

Two of these attacks occurred close to Allon Shvut, and somehow I feel responsible.

The Road to Seir

Yaacov returning to Yithak reconnects him with his past, reconnecting him to the legacy of Avraham.

‘I Have Lived With Laban’: Our Galut in the Secular World

It is difficult to remain faithful in galut, the ultimate Rorschach test for all Jewish generations

Jacob’s Destiny, Israel’s Name

A Jew is an iconoclast, born to challenge the idols of the age,whatever the idols, whatever the age.

Achieving Change

Benno Yaakov, the German Jewish commentator, posits Yaakov's limping caused Eisav's change of heart.

Rebbetzin’s Viewpoint

Let us commit to heartfelt prayer, Torah, chesed, and joyous celebration of the 3rd meal of Shabbos

Vayishlach: A Call for Violence/Teaching Jews Defense

Yaakov encountering Esav is the classic source in dealing with anti-Semites littering our history

Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Vayishlach

By the time Yaakov becomes Yisrael, however, his worldview has changed dramatically.

Parshas Vayeitzei: Sincere And Everlasting

A person who truly feels that everything is a blessing from G-d will count his blessings and realize just how much he has.

Vayeitze

Yaacov returns the stolen blessing of material wealth and physical might to Esav

What’s In A Name?

The Jew, from the perspective of the name Yaakov, is dependent on the non-Jewish world. This can be seen today in the relationship between the State of Israel and the United States

The Guided Limousine

Yet, ultimately, looking back, these “setbacks” turned out to be really for the patient’s best – for the good.

Found Fifty

In the afternoon, he reached into his pocket to check for the money, but it was empty. "The $50 bill must have fallen out," Alex exclaimed. "It's got to be in one of the rooms I was just at."

Conversion To Judaism

Although the conversion ceremony involves more than circumcision and immersion, these are the two essential requirements, without which the conversion is ineffective.

Q & A: Arabs Circumcise At 13 (Part I)

Question: If Abraham was commanded to circumcise his descendants on the eighth day, why do Arabs – who claim to descend from Abraham through Yishmael – wait until their children are 13 to circumcise them? I am aware that this is a matter of little consequence to our people. Nevertheless, this inconsistency is one that piques my curiosity. M. Goldman (Via E-mail)

Reciting Shema Before Tefillah

Rashi in Shabbos 9b writes that the reason why the tefillah of Ma’ariv is a reshus is because it was instituted corresponding to the burning of the eimurim from the korbanos – which was performed at night.

I Need Needs

It almost sounds as if Hashem is saying, “I have to keep Yaakov from getting too comfortable; otherwise he will forget Me. I can’t promise him sustenance because then he won’t need Me. He won’t write. He won’t call. He won’t love Me anymore.”

Daf Yomi

The Decree Of 1587 “Two Kabs Of Dinars Were Given…To King Yanai” (Yevamos 61a)

When The “I” Is Silent

Simply too many cases of prayers being answered to deny it makes a difference to our fate. It does.

What Are We To Do? (Continued from last week)

Prayer is our language: Hakol kol Yaakov – the voice is the voice of Jacob – the voice of prayer.

Jacob Meets Rachel: Tears Of Joy, Sadness

Jacob cries, overcome by the knowledge that his great love for Rachel will end in unbearable pain.

Vayeitzei: Understanding Rachel’s World‏

There's a perfect mirror between Jacob running away from Esav to when he reunites with his brother.

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