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Balak And The Battle Of Gettysburg

5 Tammuz 5774 – July 3, 2014
The power of "positive campaigning;" Nothing quenches your soul's thirst like Torah.

Two Little Words That Go So Far (Part Two)

5 Tammuz 5774 – July 2, 2014
Gratitude=Great Attitude. Appreciation is always appropriate.

Love Defies The Rule

Hate and Love; Opposite sides of the coin of motivation.

Parshas Chukas: Fatal Error

30 Sivan 5774 – June 27, 2014
After listening to the driver’s incredible story, Rabbi Levenstein asked him, “What about you? After seeing such a miracle why didn’t you became Torah observant?”

Earning A Living Doesn’t Have To Be Difficult

29 Sivan 5774 – June 26, 2014
The rock doesn’t have needs, yet it listens to Hashem. How much more so should we, who have so many needs?

Rov Vs. Chazakah

How can we be certain that any animal can be counted toward ma’asar beheimah when perhaps it is a treifah?

The Message Of Parah Adumah

Scientific disciplines don’t ask "why", a metaphysical question. They ask "how does it function?”

Daf Yomi

A Siyum Validates It ‘Thereupon The Decrees Were Annulled’ (Ta’anis 18a)

Q & A: Birkat HaGomel (Part VI)

Question: I recently returned from a trip abroad and wanted to say HaGomel. When I mentioned this to the officers of my synagogue, however, they told me – as per the instructions of the synagogue’s rabbi – that I would have to wait until Shabbos to do so. I was not given any reason for this and did not wish to display my ignorance, so I quietly acquiesced. Can you please explain why I had to wait? Name Withheld (Via E-Mail)

What A View!

"You cannot restrain Ari from building a fence on his property," answered Rabbi Dayan.

A True Disciple

Question: How can one determine whether someone is a true disciple of a rav, Rebbe, or rosh yeshiva?

A Journey Worth Taking

A few seats away, I noticed a man with a Mishnah in hand, talking intently into a cell phone. I soon realized the man was participating in a Daf Yomi shiur, utilizing his traveling time well.

Chukat: Was Hitting the Rock So Horrible?

What was the small act of Moshe talking to the rock meant to teach the people of Israel?

Two Little Words That Go So Far

28 Sivan 5774 – June 25, 2014
The two words "thank you" have no time expiration; even if spoken after many years they’re as potent as ever.

Keeping The Ego In Check

Leaders must be careful to subdue their ego. The cause is larger than the personal concerns of one person.

Shabbos Mevorchim Tammuz

23 Sivan 5774 – June 20, 2014
Known by all as a happy-go-lucky fellow, Yossel’s lackluster parnassah never got the better of him. His dejected-looking wife, however, hardly shared his simchas ha’chayim and Yossel would often attempt to cheer her with words of chizuk.

The Nation’s Guardians Do Not Sleep

When it comes to passing on Jewishness we must follow the mother - for it is she who ensures it.

Parshat Korach

Although famous for his smile, Ike Eisenhower actually harbored a volcanic temper that he worked arduously to control.

The Power Of The Spoken Word

22 Sivan 5774 – June 19, 2014
Clearly, they were lacking in bitachon. Their faith in Hashem was deficient. But they weren’t guilty of speaking lashon hara.

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