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Breakfast And Happiness (Part VII)

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…’

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

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)

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.”

Daf Yomi

Reckoning Time ‘Three Festivals, Even Out Of Order’ (Beizah 19b)

What I Leaned From Playing Poker

Two husbands were there to instruct us in Texas hold ‘em – and we needed them.

Q & A: Sefirat HaOmer – When To Start Counting (Part III)

Question: Why do we start counting sefirat ha’omer in chutz la’aretz on the second night of Pesach when the omer in the times of the Beit Hamikdash was cut on Chol HaMoed? M. Goldman (Via E-Mail)

Reading The Labels For Pesach

A few background principles regarding the prohibitions of chametz mixtures on Pesach may provide some shopping guidance.

Chametz After Pesach

According to the Rambam, the k’nas applies to any chametz on Pesach with which one could, in theory, transgress the aveirah – even if no transgression actually occurred.

Matir Assurim — A True Teshuvah Story

She was followed by the shadows of the Six Million, by the ever so subtle awareness of their vanished presence.

Pesach: Relationships And Sandwiches

Marror is the reliving of the bitter enslavement and matzah is the under-eighteen-minutes redemption.

Is it Time to Abandon Kitniyot?

Rabbi David Bar-Hayim argues it is time for Ashkenazim to abandon the prohibition against Kitnyot. What do you think?

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