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Fast of Gedaliah

On Sunday, Jews will be refraining from food and drink from dawn until sunset to commemorate the Fast of Gedaliah. Following Nebuchadnetzar’s destruction of the...

The Sands of the Sea

As we enter the Days of Awe, we must recognize that it is a joy to honor and serve true royalty.

Reflections On The Shofar

On Rosh Hashanah we are taught that true self-analysis involves the breaking down of walls

An Important Meeting

When we hear the words "Rosh Hashana is coming" it really means Hashem Himself is coming!

The Virtues Of Judaism

Who am I? What are the most important things in my life? What do I want to be remembered for? If, as a purely...

There Are No Coincidences

We recently marked the thirteenth anniversary of 9/11 – that terrible day when the symbols of man’s power and achievement crumbled before our eyes...

The Tipping Point

Why am I getting so agitated? And look how we’re treating each other!

Why Do Women Recite Birchas Hatorah?

While women are exempt from actually learning Torah, they are obligated in a different aspect of the mitzvah.

Q & A: Shemittah And IOUs (Part IV)

Question: I recently loaned money to a friend who has been able to repay only part of it. This was an interest-free loan. We exchanged a signed IOU, not a proper shtar with witnesses, since I have always trusted her integrity and only wanted a document that confirms what was loaned and what was repaid. Now that shemittah is approaching, what should I do? Should I forgive the loan? And if my friend is not able to repay it, may I deduct the unpaid money from my ma’aser requirement? Name Withheld

King In Search Of Crown

We must eat, sleep, work, and care for our dependants. How much time is left over after all that?

Ha’azinu: A Unique Nation

Once we recognize that our separation from God is our fault, how do we repair it?

Daf Yomi

Chatzitzah And Its Applications ‘Greater Stringency Applies To Hallowed Things…’ (Chagiga 20b-21a)

In Pursuit Of Righteousness

To choose life, you must examine your actions in the period preceding the Days of Awe as an unbiased stranger, and render your decision.

Communal Eruv Tavshilin

Rabbi Dayan took a challah and some cooked eggs. He then called over his 15-year-old son, Aharon. "Could you please ask your friend Chaim from next door to come over and help me with the eruv tavshilin?"

The Gym And The Spa

This world has its purpose; it has been ideally fashioned to allow man to grow.

‘Now the World Will Know Jewish Blood Isn’t Free’

A statement issued by the Frenkel, Yifrach and Sha'ar families thanks Israel for 'justice served.'

Tunnel Vision

Hamas' tunnels were destroyed as were plans for their unparalleled terror attacks on Rosh Hashana.

Rosh Hashanah: 5775

Perhaps the most important leadership lesson Elkana taught us is to never underestimate the difference a single person can make.

A Humbling Lesson (Part IV)

“he’s my rabbi” the Black painter said with pride, pulling out a photo of the Rebbe from his wallet

God Is One With Us

The Torah notes that even when we are dispersed God will return us to Him.

The Fourteenth Principle

Simply, for Rambam the number 14 (2x7) was his favored organizing principle.

Up And Down The Staircase

One of the cornerstones of our Jewish life is chesed, kindness. Chesed can only be taught by example

Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude

Our understanding of what is and what is not possible creates imagined ceilings of opportunity for us.

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