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The Real Treasure

7 Shevat 5777 – February 2, 2017
When G-d promised Avraham that his children would emerge from Egypt laden with great wealth, he was not referring to material wealth.

Siman 75 – Whether Litigants Must Specify Their Claims

Even if the litigant is sophisticated in matters of Jewish business law, he still must specify his pleadings.

Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself (Bava Batra 25b)

According to Rabbi Yosi, as long as one remains within the confines of one’s own property and one does not actively damage one’s neighbor’s property, one has the right to act as one wishes.

Q & A: A Missed Torah Reading (Part XI)

Question: If a person was ill on Shabbos and unable to go to shul to hear Keri’at haTorah, must he have someone read it to him in shul upon his recovery? Sincerely, Isaac Greenberg

A Slave To Fashion

The sad reality is that we have become slaves to the whims and fancies of people who do not share our understanding of the holiness of the individual, nor the greatness of the human.

Daf Yomi

Sanctity In The Margins ‘Its Length Shall Equal Its Circumference’ (Bava Basra 14a)

Bo: Did God Really Need Ten Plagues?

In this week's video, Rabbi Fohrman explores the 7th, the transitional, plague and argues that God played off of Pharaoh's ego to show Pharaoh, Egypt and the people of Israel only God is all-powerful

The Wrong School

I remembered the years of bringing up six teenage daughters. Of course they weren’t all teenagers at the same time but sometimes it definitely felt like it.

The Mission Of Submission

Why is the faculty of Shevat referred to as Le’ita instead of Achila?

A New Era

The lack of routine condemnation from the United States of Israel’s announced 2,500 new settlement houses is certainly encouraging.

Where Is Our Exodus?

Where is our Exodus? If the question is about miraculous salvation and the punishment of our enemies, I have no answer. If the question is a quest for experiencing greatness, the answer is the Mitzvot

The Necessity Of Asking Questions

Judaism is not a religion of blind obedience. Astonishingly of 613 commandments, there is no Hebrew word that means “to obey.” Judaism is the rarest of phenomena: a faith based on asking questions,

Parshas Bo

6 Shevat 5777 – February 1, 2017
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Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Bo: How Do You Translate First Born?

5 Shevat 5777 – January 31, 2017
When Moshe is told about the plague of the first born (4:22-23), God gives an explanation, something we do not see with any of the other plagues. Yet is it actually middah keneged middah?

Jewish Practice In The U.S. Military (IX)

2 Shevat 5777 – January 29, 2017
The ongoing legal saga of whether Dr. Simcha Goldman could wear his yarmulke while serving in the US Air Force

Hearing The Cry Of Another

29 Tevet 5777 – January 27, 2017
In these difficult days for Jews throughout the world, especially in Eretz Yisrael, we must sensitize ourselves to hear the silent cry of another's heart, then Hashem shall surely hear ours as well

Peeping Tom (Bava Batra 59a)

29 Tevet 5777 – January 26, 2017
There is nothing illegal about looking at other people just as there is nothing illegal with talking about other people.

Q & A: A Missed Torah Reading (Part X)

Question: If a person was ill on Shabbos and unable to go to shul to hear Keri’at haTorah, must he have someone read it to him in shul upon his recovery? Sincerely, Isaac Greenberg

The Measure Of The Man

Before each person is born, he is predestined to certain abilities and talents, a particular level of intelligence, and an exact disposition and temperament.

Daf Yomi

A Fundraisers Reward ‘Those Who Persuade Others To Give Charity Are Greater’ (Bava Basra 9a)

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