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We Are Family

He exhorted all of us to continue to reach out to one another each and every day because that is what our tafkid (life’s goal) should be. And because that is what Hashem requires of us.

Painful Scars

My ex despises me and is bent on destroying me. He has done everything to torture me.

Women’s Involvement In Korbanos

Rav Akiva Eiger questions why semicha is considered a mitzvas assei she’hazman gramma. While it is true that it must be performed during the daytime, this is not because the semicha per se cannot be performed by night.

‘Berov Am’ Versus ‘Zerizim’ (Part I)

Question: When performing a mitzvah, what is more important: doing it right away – “zerizim” – or doing it with a large crowd – “berov am”?

The Broken Stem

Although the Torah only commands us to pick up the arba minim, the rabbis require that we wave them in all four directions of the compass as well as upward and downward.

Introduction To Toras Kohanim

Besides the lack of appreciation and understanding on the part of knesset Yisrael, Sefer Vayikra has been derided and held in contempt by the nations of the world and other religions.

Parshas Pekudei – Shekalim: Forge On

Even if he has committed sins that warrant his rejection from the community, he is never rejected by G-d.

Parshat Pikudei

Like Dempsey and Gates, leaders must always be cognizant of the costs involved in their decisions – even when the costs are less than human life

Pekudei: a Giant Chiasm in Sefer Shmot

How do the pieces of this puzzle come together to help us understand how the Torah builds together?

The Mishkan as Symbol of Dreams and Aspirations

Pekudei is the Hebrew word for reckoning. One way of understanding the meaning of a word in the Torah is to analyze the first time it is found.

Celebrating by Walking Tall

The account of the construction of the Tabernacle in Vayakhel-Pekudei is built around the number seven.

Turning Pain Into Blessings

The Torah tells us that ancient Egypt had 49 levels of contaminating impurities and Hashem wanted us out before the fiftieth would become viral.

Between Kiddush And Eating

Question: How much time may lapse between Kiddush and the meal?

The Status Of The Shomer Aveidah (Daf Yomi Sukkot 25a)

Is a shomer aveidah considered a shomer chinam or a shomer sachar?

Daf Yomi

The Flighty Customer ‘Scribes…Are Exempt’ (Sukkah 26a)

On A Fling

Today was one of those days. Shimshon was standing in the hallway during recess, talking to a friend, when Dan walked over and jumped on him.

Was The Mishkan Built On Shabbos?

The Panim Yafos asks: since invariably one of the seven days of miluim must have been Shabbos, how was Moshe able to erect the Mishkan on Shabbos?

Q & A: The Leap Year At Adar (Part I)

Why does the Jewish leap year always consists of two Adars? Why specifically Adar? Menachem (Via E-Mail)

Columbus Discovered America; Hashem Invented It

When a couple makes the conscious decision to have a baby, they use a system Hashem put into place to bring forth a child. They don’t claim to be knowledgeable enough in anatomy to synthesize the proteins needed for growth.

For Honor And Glory

The Torah says (Exodus, chapter 28) several times v’nasa Aharon, Aharon was commanded to carry the responsibility of bnei Yisrael, represented by his wearing these garments. This was his masa, the koved, the heavy responsibility of being the intermediary between Hashem and the people. It is a difficult task indeed.

The Erev Shabbos Call

It is my family’s minhag, for many generations, to light the candles 30 minutes before shekiah, as opposed to the commonly held custom of 20 minutes. So I told my husband that those 10 extra minutes should not be an issue.

Breakfast And Happiness (Part V)

So goes the story about a man in the silly town of Chelm who visited a public bathhouse and found himself in a terrible predicament. Without the distinction of clothing, everyone looked alike. “Among all these men who look alike,” he said to himself, “how will I ever know which one is me?” He solved his dilemma by tying a red string around his big toe.

Shabbos Mevorchim Adar II

Readers who have kept up with this series since its inception will have noted a consistent emphasis on the role women have played in our rich heritage.

V’asu Li Mikdash

The Satan waits for opportunities to undo kedusha, particularly on erev Shabbos, when the potential to bring the Shechina into the world is great.

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