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The Greatness Of The Avos

What happened was that Frank Jr. stopped being the little babe looking with love into his father’s eyes, and the relationship took on a very different nature.

Daf Yomi

Where Frequency Matters ‘We Forbid Haircutting And Laundering’ (Yevamos 43b)

Q & A: Pet Therapy (Part II)

Question: My young daughter was recently diagnosed with autism. She does not function well socially and is extremely introverted, but we have noticed that she reacts very well to small animals. We reported this to her therapist who suggested that we get a dog or cat as a pet. We know that most religious people frown upon having pets, but we hate to see our daughter suffer and want to do anything that would make her happy. Would it be okay to own a pet in the circumstances we described? Her Loving Parents (Via E-Mail)

Bills Below

"That's what I thought, so I returned the money to Aharon," said Reuven. "But this morning, Shimon, who owes me $70, told me he left $70 for me under the table last week! Now I don't know whether the $70 was connected to the note, and was Aharon's for the purchase of sefarim, or was repayment to me from Shimon, unrelated to the note."

When Art Becomes Evil

When art and evil are intermingled, evil is elevated and made acceptable.

The Invisible Hand

This week's parsha is the archetype of our connection to G-d in a world where His presence is hidden

Hibur: Yes, We Are Our Brothers’ Keepers

Racheli Frankel: "I didn’t think they were thrown just anywhere. The tears of Hebron embraced them”

Chayei Sarah: Eliezer and Samuel’s Surprising Connection‏

What is the surprising connection‏ between Eliezer and Samuel? Find out with Rabbi David Fohrman

Shidduchim

Defenders of “The Shidduch System” cite that Yitzchak loved Rivka after they got married, not before

Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Chayei Sarah

Avraham was asked to nullify his identity, by fulfilling the opposite of what he believed right.

Has the Time for the Redemption Arrived?

If we do things right, this year might even be the year of the final redemption!

Reb Shlomo and Rav Ginsburgh on Creativity

Jerusalem needs to be complete, within the name Jerusalem itself is the word “complete,” “perfect.”

Shabbos: A Day With Hashem – A Time for Favor

The Sefer Charedim writes that during the tefillah of Mincha on Shabbos, all the tefillos of Klal Yisroel are accepted!

The Apartment Locator

Several months ago, I made a serious effort to find an apartment in the "better" area but, alas, the rents were too high. I felt that I was stuck where I was.

Family And Forbidden Unions

The Torah lists twenty-one close relatives a man may not marry.

The Prison Cell Of Laziness

Is it possible a man could be standing in a burning building, knowing this life is in danger, and be too lazy to move?

Q & A: Pet Therapy (Part I)

Question: My young daughter was recently diagnosed with autism. She does not function well socially and is extremely introverted, but we have noticed that she reacts very well to small animals. We reported this to her therapist who suggested that we get a dog or cat as a pet. We know that most religious people frown upon having pets, but we hate to see our daughter suffer and want to do anything that would make her happy. Would it be okay to own a pet in the circumstances we described? Her Loving Parents (Via E-Mail)

Bris Kit Borrow

On Tuesday, Mr. Ross picked up the bris kit. While driving home, he was stopped by armed thugs. They forced him out of the car and drove off with the bris kit inside.

Daf Yomi

Informing The Decision ‘Found To Be With Child’ (Yevamos 35b)

Praying With Fervor

If I appoint someone as Shatz, he is supposed to pray for me, as if I was praying.

Vayeira: The Binding of Isaac

God wanted to establish the principle that children are not the property of their parents.

Did Avraham Serve Kosher?

Some Rishonim are bothered by the opinion of the Rambam that bnei Noach are commanded not to eat basar min hachai.

Vayeira: Abram, Sarai, Hagar, Ishmael and…Exodus?‏

The story of Vayeira is a basis for our slavery and ultimate exodus from Egypt.

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