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ABC’s of Elul

6 Elul 5774 – September 1, 2014
If you had an important court date scheduled – one that would determine your financial future, or even your very life – you'd be...

Israel and the Nations

6 Elul 5774 – August 31, 2014
It is in the nature of the Nations of the World to be hostile towards the Jewish People.

When To Go To The High Court

3 Elul 5774 – August 28, 2014
First, how could a beis din of 23 judges present a guilty verdict in a capital punishment case? After all, only a majority of the 23 judges ruled in favor of his verdict.

The Role Of The Jewish King

Of paramount importance is that both the king and his people realize that while he is the leader, he is still a subject of God.

Daf Yomi

Untimely News ‘A Mourner Is Forbidden To Wear Shoes…’ (Mo’ed Katan 20b)

Q & A: Prayer And Its Origins (Part IV)

Question: The Gemara in Berachot states that the sages authored our prayers. Does that mean we didn’t pray beforehand? Menachem Via Email

If I Were A Rich Man

When a person feels he can control the destiny of other people, he runs the risk of feeling self-important, significant, and mighty.

The Power Of Chesed And Tefillin

Needless to say, it was done and they formed a great relationship as his friend and mentor. He started attending services and volunteered his time all along putting on tefillin.

Minchah Or Shacharit?

He took me to a room filled with computer equipment and said, “You pray here for as long as you want.” I couldn’t believe my ears.

Rental Disagreement

On Friday afternoon, Dov called Kalman. "Please make sure to return the keys for the car on Motzaei Shabbos," he said. "We have a bris on Sunday morning and we're all going. We also need the roof luggage bag."

Chol HaMoed: An Oxymoron

On Chol HaMoed some work is prohibited and some is permitted. According to some opinions, the work prohibition is biblical; according to others, it’s rabbinical.

The Redemption Blueprint

If there is a mitzvas minuy dayanim in the Diaspora, then why is there a difference between Israel and the Diaspora in the number of judges and their distribution?

Pursuing Justice

2 Elul 5774 – August 27, 2014
Judaism is a religion of love but also a religion of justice, for without justice, love corrupts.

Still A Nation That Dwells Alone (Continued from Last Week)

The time immediately preceding Mashiach's arrival is likened to the birth pangs of a woman in labor.

Parshat Re’eh

27 Av 5774 – August 22, 2014
Eisenhower understood that motivated men will fight much harder and longer than unmotivated men.

The Way To Cling

Who does not want to get close to Hashem? Yet, how do we do that?

Shabbos Mevorchim Elul

26 Av 5774 – August 21, 2014
Hashem recalls everything – nothing is hidden from His eyes.

The Origin Of Shechitah

According to Rabbi Yishmael one was not permitted to eat such an animal prior to entering Eretz Yisrael, while according to Rabbi Akiva one was permitted to eat animals if he would perform nechirah.

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