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Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis

Rebbetzin Jungreis’s Viewpoint

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Miller-Rabbi-Avigdor
 

Posted on: November 17th, 2011

JudaismParsha

Hashem has many agents who do His bidding and bring about in the world the ends He desires. Sometimes the agent is rather unlikely, as when an evil person’s deeds bring about something beneficial. Rabbi Avigdor Miller, zt”l, explains that such was the case when Rivkah’s family bestowed upon her a blessing that in fact alluded to Israel’s ultimate elevation over the other nations, and Hashem’s ultimate kingship over all the world.

 

Posted on: November 17th, 2011

JudaismParsha

Freedom is not free. There is a price to pay. When God spared the Jews from the death of the firstborn, the price was and still is that all firstborns, bechorot, belong to God. “On the day that I struck down every firstborn in the land of Egypt, I sanctified every firstborn in Israel for Myself, from man to beast they shall be Mine.”

The-Shmuz
 

Posted on: November 17th, 2011

JudaismParsha

Eliezer, the faithful servant of Avraham, was charged with finding a wife for Yitzchak. Knowing full well the gravity of his mission, he also recognized its difficulty. The woman he would choose was to be the mother of the Je

Cohen-Rabbi-J-Simcha
 

Posted on: November 17th, 2011

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

Question: May Anim Z’mirot be recited without a minyan?

 

Posted on: November 17th, 2011

JudaismParsha

Abraham, the Sages were convinced, was a greater religious hero than Noah. We hear this in the famous dispute among the Sages about the phrase that Noah was “perfect in his generations,” meaning relative to his generations:

 

Posted on: November 17th, 2011

JudaismParsha

In this weeks parshah we read about Avraham’s purchase of Me’aras HaMachpelah. Prior to any negotiations Avraham said to the bnei Cheis, “Ger v’soshav anochi…” – I am a stranger and a resident… (Bereishis 23:4).

Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis
 

Posted on: November 17th, 2011

JudaismRebbetzin's Viewpoint

My column usually focuses on guiding and advising those who have difficulty navigating the turbulent waters that challenge their personal lives. From time to time I depart from that format to comment on the issues that affect our very lives as a people. Of late this has occurred more frequently than usual. Events are unfolding so rapidly that before we can absorb one, another befalls us.

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Posted on: November 17th, 2011

JudaismColumnsLessons In Emunah

I was on a city bus as it stopped for a young boy frantically waving his arms, fearful the bus might not stop for him on this snowy February afternoon. As the boy, wearing a thin jacket, boarded the bus, he searched his pockets for bus fare, found nothing, and told the bus driver he had left his money at home. “Could you please let me ride this bus?” he asked. “I promise to give you the money tomorrow. It’s so freezing outside, and it’s such a long walk home.” The bus driver refused, ordering the boy to leave the bus immediately.

Weekly Luach - Shabbat Shalom
 

Posted on: November 16th, 2011

JudaismWeekly Luach

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Posted on: November 14th, 2011

JudaismColumnsLessons In Emunah

About 15 months after the Second Lebanon War, we were called up to reserve duty in the Gush Talmonim region, part of the Binyamin Regional Council. On the second Friday night, I enjoyed the privilege of leading the entire company in singing, "Shalom Aleichem." Although there wasn't even a minyan of shomrei Shabbat men, the soldiers pulled out their hats in honor of the song (a handful placed a hand on their heads), and all respectfully rose to their feet - including the Bedouin trackers.

 

Posted on: November 12th, 2011

JudaismTorah

Generally speaking, any food produced by a non-kosher animal is non-kosher. Thus, the egg of a non-kosher bird is not kosher but the egg of a kosher bird, such as a chicken, is kosher. If one comes across an egg and does not know which bird laid it, how does one tell a non-kosher egg from a kosher egg?

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Cohen-Rabbi-J-Simcha
 

Posted on: November 12th, 2011

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

Question: Is a pious Jew allowed to desire the forbidden (as long, of course, as he doesn’t act on the desire)?

 

Posted on: November 12th, 2011

JudaismTorah

It is the hardest passage of all, one that seems to defy understanding. Abraham and Sarah have waited years for a child. G-d has promised them repeatedly that they would have many descendants, as many as the stars of the sky, the dust of the earth, the grains of sand on the seashore. They wait. No child comes.

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Posted on: November 12th, 2011

JudaismParsha

At the beginning of this week’s parshah the Torah writes extensively about Avraham Avinu’s act of hachnasas orchim for the three men who were passing by his tent.

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Posted on: November 12th, 2011

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

Remember The Sabbath Day… 'Shiluach HaKen Applies In Temple Times And After' (Chullin 138)

The-Shmuz
 

Posted on: November 12th, 2011

JudaismParsha

Avraham Avinu was commanded with a supreme test, and one of the greatest challenges ever presented to man: “Take your son, your only son, the son that you love…”

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Posted on: November 12th, 2011

JudaismAsk the Rabbi

Question: Lately I've seen some young men who, though they wear a yarmulke, have ponytails or long unruly hair. I've even seen some ear piercings. Somehow I find this behavior to be incongruous. My real problem is that my own nephew and a few of his friends wear their hair in this manner. Even though his parents look upon it as a passing fad, I am at a loss to understand such behavior. Luckily, whether right or wrong, I've held my tongue. I wonder what the proper positive action to take is in this matter. No Name Please

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Posted on: November 12th, 2011

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

The beis medrash of Yeshiva Toras Mishpat was packed. The sound of Torah resonated through the beis medrash as the students and avreichim argued over the pages of Gemara and Shulchan Aruch.

Miller-Rabbi-Avigdor
 

Posted on: November 12th, 2011

JudaismParsha

Hashem offers a gift of the greatest proportions: teshuvah. To paraphrase Rabbi Avigdor Miller, zt”l, with teshuvah, no sin is too large -- and without it, no sin is too small.

Weekly Luach - Shabbat Shalom
 

Posted on: November 9th, 2011

JudaismWeekly Luach

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