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On Whose Side?

26 Nisan 5774 – April 25, 2014
"I just picked up a case of tuna at the supermarket up the block, three for $2," Mrs. Cooper said. "You may want to buy the tuna there."

Sefirat HaOmer

Because the Torah requires one to count “seven complete weeks” one should count at the beginning of the day, which in Jewish law begins on the preceding night.

Rebuke: The Malpractice Of A Mitzvah

To properly fulfill the mitzvah of tochachah, there are two absolute requirements. The first relates to attitude, the second to method.

A Woman Called Basha

Question: Is the name Basha a derivative or nickname of another name?

Stumbling The Blind

Is telling someone to transgress a rabbinic prohibition not considered bad advice?

Breakfast And Happiness (Part VII)

25 Nisan 5774 – April 24, 2014
People expectantly go through their lives awaiting the event that will make them happy.

Tehillim Is A Very Powerful Tool

In disbelief the doctors said it was not their doing but rather a true miracle that such a choleh could survive this illness.

The Lessons Of Holiness Even In Death

The challenge of death is to keep the person who has died alive in spirit.

A Place Called Crown Heights

I vowed that when I would grow up, I would speak Yiddish to my kinderlach and I would move to “a place called Crown Heights.”

Followership

The very act of learning in rabbinic Judaism is conceived as active debate, a kind of gladiatorial contest of the mind.

Kedoshim: How Can I Find True Love?

Rabbi Fohrman explains how the Torah provides the building blocks of true love.

‘In Every Generation They Try To Destroy Us…’

18 Nisan 5774 – April 17, 2014
Amazingly, each and every blade was green and moist as if it was just freshly cut.

Pesach – The Holiday of Freedom

All the commentaries ask why Hashem focuses on the Exodus as opposed to saying, “I am Hashem who created the entire world.”

Shabbos Chol HaMoed Pesach: The Dry Bones Prophecy

Someone who focuses only on the bones of the Torah makes his bones dry and passionless.

President Obama’s Passover Statement

16 Nisan 5774 – April 16, 2014
The following is President Obama's statement on Passover (April 14, 2014). As he has in the past, the President held an official Passover Seder at...

Dust Off The Windows (Part Three)

15 Nisan 5774 – April 14, 2014
The tendency to rely on human beings rather than G-d has been our curse throughout the centuries.

The Hidden Message Of The Four Children

“Who is wise? One who learns from each person” (Pirkei Avot 4:1)

To Ask Is To Grow

In Judaism, to be without questions is a sign not of faith, but of lack of depth.

More Than Enough

"I'll try to help as we can," said Mr. Goodman, "but we already made a special appeal this year. Let me see what other funds we have. I'll be in touch with you in a day or two."

The Merit Of Trusting Hashem

Rashi is bothered by the expression Hashem used: “the Jews need only travel.”

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