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Parshat Re’eh

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

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.

Some Of The Myriad Miracles Of This War

An interview was overheard in which an Arab asked a Hamas commander: "What's the problem? Why aren't you hitting your targets? Don't you know how to aim?" To which he was answered: "We know how to aim very well. We are experts. But their G-d moves the missiles."

Daf Yomi

Discretion ‘Vendors Of Fruits And Clothing…May Sell In Private’ (Mo’ed Katan 13b)

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

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

Life: The School Of Growth

If a man sins and follows his inclinations, he will find comfort in this world – but when he dies, he will go to a place that is all thorns.

A Humbling Lesson (Part III)

Nothing is more effective to diminish envy than gratitude.

The Three Prayers Of Moshe

The first prayer of Moshe was Vayechal, where Moshe's petition was that no matter how bad bnei Yisrael were, the Egyptians were worse.

Preliminary Pruzbul

"We're leining now, and shouldn't be talking," Mr. Silver gently quieted his son. "At the Shabbos table we can discuss it at length."

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

If we regard pain and suffering as mere coincidence, we will feel no motivation to examine our lives

Defining Reality

Culture is not nature. There are causes in nature, but only in culture are there meanings.

Adding And Subtracting From The Torah

Rabbinic law is pivotal but it's important to understand which laws are rabbinic and which biblical.

Re’eh: Jewish Slavery

We give slave gifts? If he wants to stay, we pierce his ear?!

The Rebellious City

A bit of (non-Jewish) history can help us understand this week’s Torah portion: In the early 1500s, the Catholic church was being fundamentally challenged...

Parshas Eikev: Return To The Land

“When a mother plays with her child there is an acute awareness of the child. But even when the mother works at a job or is distracted by some other activity, there is a natural, latent awareness of her child's existence.

Identical Copy

"Guess what?" Benzion exclaimed when he returned home. "I just won an identical Mishnah Berurah in the avos u'banim raffle."

Limiting Beliefs

While it’s clear to you and to me that a 14,000-pound creature can easily break away from the light ropes holding it, the reality is that it cannot.

Daf Yomi

An Outcast ‘He Shall Dwell Outside His Tent’ (Moed Katan 7b)

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

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

Is One Required To Live In Israel? (Megillah 17b)

Based on the opinion of the Ramban, the Territorial School believes that leaving any territory of the Land of Israel in the possession of non-Jews is a violation of a biblical mandate.

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