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...
As we enter the Days of Awe, we must recognize that it is a joy to honor and serve true royalty.
On Rosh Hashanah we are taught that true self-analysis involves the breaking down of walls
When we hear the words "Rosh Hashana is coming" it really means Hashem Himself is coming!
Who am I? What are the most important things in my life? What do I want to be remembered for? If, as a purely...
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...
Why am I getting so agitated? And look how we’re treating each other!
While women are exempt from actually learning Torah, they are obligated in a different aspect of the mitzvah.
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
We must eat, sleep, work, and care for our dependants. How much time is left over after all that?
Once we recognize that our separation from God is our fault, how do we repair it?
Chatzitzah And Its Applications ‘Greater Stringency Applies To Hallowed Things…’ (Chagiga 20b-21a)
To choose life, you must examine your actions in the period preceding the Days of Awe as an unbiased stranger, and render your decision.
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?"
This world has its purpose; it has been ideally fashioned to allow man to grow.
A statement issued by the Frenkel, Yifrach and Sha'ar families thanks Israel for 'justice served.'
Hamas' tunnels were destroyed as were plans for their unparalleled terror attacks on Rosh Hashana.
Perhaps the most important leadership lesson Elkana taught us is to never underestimate the difference a single person can make.
“he’s my rabbi” the Black painter said with pride, pulling out a photo of the Rebbe from his wallet
The Torah notes that even when we are dispersed God will return us to Him.
Simply, for Rambam the number 14 (2x7) was his favored organizing principle.
One of the cornerstones of our Jewish life is chesed, kindness. Chesed can only be taught by example
Our understanding of what is and what is not possible creates imagined ceilings of opportunity for us.