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Blink Of An Eye

His predecessor had heard from many dignitaries urging Shalom Morchechai’s release but did not act.

Hashem Is The Ultimate Shadchan (Part II)

Wisdom on dating from Rebbetzin Jungreis reminfing us all that the bond that connects husband and wife must transcend the changing fortunes inherent in almost every life.

The White Lie

Is it permitted to tell a white lie? Not only is it permitted to tell a white lie to save a life; it is also permitted to do so for the sake of peace. And we learn this in this week's


The second gathering will be that of the ten tribes during the final redemption, bringing together all the tribes of Israel after millennia of separation, something that we see unfolding before our very eyes.

An Unorthodox Return To Orthodoxy

They built the community there. Some of their children hung around, but all of their grandchildren disappeared. They were lost to Judaism. You can’t hand down secular Judaism, bagels-and-lox Judaism, Ken said.

Yehuda And Yosef: Profound Symbols

The depths of Torah SheBiksav are grasped through Torah SheBaal Peh. Hashem commands Yechezkel to unite these two making them into one.

Stolen Cash

Mr. Weiss rushed into his study. To his dismay, Mr. Miller’s envelope with the money also was gone. He immediately notified the police.

Daf Yomi

Posthaste ‘And He Simply Said: Bread’ (Shavuos 26b)

Q & A: How Could Jacob Marry Two Sisters?

Question: If the Patriarchs kept the entire Torah before it was given on Mount Sinai, how could Jacob have married two sisters? S. Friedman

I Repaid The Loan Before Its Maturity Date. Is That A Believable Defense?...

If the debtor claims to have repaid the loan so early that day, the only possible scenario is that he actually paid it yesterday, the day prior to the maturity date.

A Chanukah Present Tied With A Gartel!

It looked like they were doomed to spend the first night of the joyous holiday of Chanukah stranded on the unfamiliar streets of Bnei Brak.

Life Is Like A Video Game

This Midrash is very difficult to understand. Every word Yaakov said was true. He did live a very difficult life. He was beset with troubles and distress. He suffered for decades.

Futures In Real Estate The Third Temple (Shavuot 16b)

Why was King David denied the eternal honor of building the Beit HaMikdash? Did God not command him to fight wars?

The Day Of Rebuke

There is a fundamental question that the commentators are bothered by. Where do we find Yosef rebuked his brothers? All he said was that he was Yosef.

Torah And Israel: The Indisputable Connection

To reward Rabbi Yochanan ben Zakai for the carrier of good tidings, Vespacian grants him one wish. Rabbi Yochanan asks for the Academy of Yavne and its Rabbis.

Hashem Is The Ultimate Shadchan

Rebbetzin Jungreis (a"h) offering words of support and encouragement to a baalat-teshuva mother concerned for the shidduch prospects for her children due to her parents’ lack of observance

Closeness And Distance

For perhaps the first time in his life, Judah came close to his brother Joseph. The irony is, of course, that he did not know it was Joseph.

TORAH SHORTS: Vayigash: Angry Words

There is no better way to inflame a situation than by answering anger with anger; and there is no better way to forestall a fight than to answer anger with calm.

Reform Jediism, Not, It Is

Liel Leibovitz misunderstands The Last Jedi. It is not about a community that abandons its religion for an ephemeral universalist creed, but one that seeks out its ancient religion and returns to it.

Redeeming Relevance: What was so Bad about Ya’akov’s Life?

If Ya’akov’s words to Pharaoh were just an exercise in self-mortification about what was too late to change, there would be little to learn from them. But if, as is more likely, they represented part of a strategy of how to continue improving, there is actually a great deal we can learn from them.

Parshat Mikeitz

You cannot decide whether we should fight or not. We will... That decision is taken...

The Rubashkin Saga – VIII

Another installment on the ongoing assault against Agriprocessor. This week's article discusses unions taking on the Rubashkins.

Finding The Right One

Eternal wisdom from Rebbetzin Jungreis, a”h. The topic is the intense research that goes into shidduchim.

Timely Recognition

The original Asara B’Teves was a yom hadin (judgment day) on which it was decided whether there would be a churban that year.

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