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A Tale Of Two Pigeons

As I listed the litany of tragedies, as I perceived them, my mother responded by saying: “Who’s had a terrible life? I’ve had a wonderful life. I had your father for 40 years until he was taken from us. I had you and your brother. I lived to see grandchildren.”

Daf Yomi

Pidyon Haben In The Afternoon? ‘…The First Reads Hallel Out Loud’ (Rosh Hashanah 32b)

Oh, Nuts!

"David is also entitled, since he is also learning," Moshe replied. "He'll be back in a few minutes. Anyway, I'm on a diet and didn't take one for myself, so I don't see any problem taking for him."

The Power Of The Spoken Word

Of even greater significance, once the miraglim made their mistake and concluded that Hashem wasn’t powerful enough to bring the people into the land, what they then spoke wasn’t lashon hara at all

Festive Or Somber (Masechet Rosh Hashanah)

According to the Bach, Rosh Hashanah is referred to as moed, festival, the same term the Torah uses to describe Pesach, Shavuot and Sukkot.

Putting On A Talit To Lead Services

Question: When someone puts on a talit to lead services, should he recite a berachah?

Incarceration On Shabbos

The pasuk says that since the halacha concerning a Mechallel Shabbos was uncertain, the mekoshesh was placed in custody until the halacha was clarified.

The Gift Of Opportunity Is Not Limitless

The story of the spies, in this week's Torah portion, is viewed as an episode revealing the Jews' basic lack of faith in God.

The Ten Commandments: The Inside Story

It isn't beneath G-d to personally interfere in the workings of this world, to liberate a persecuted nation from the hand of their oppressors.

Shabbos: A Day With Hashem – Our Wedding Celebration

Now that she has entered her husband’s domain, they become extremely close.

Parsha Behaalotchea: A Guide For…Parenting? Part II

Rabbi Fohrman delves deeper into the Priestly Blessing and its relevant lessons

Significance Of The Smallest Book Of The Torah

Ultimately the Torah is a book that reflects a system of ethics that comes from God.

‘Regards’ From Another World

The Hebrew word for coincidence is mikreh, which comes from “karah min Hashem – it happened from G-d.”

The Candy Man

If the survival of Judaism is dependent on the next generation, there is no doubt that the most important person in the synagogue is the Candy Man.

Hating The Jews

To gain power or distract the population from their suffering, a monarch would look for a place to put the blame.

Q & A: Birkat HaGomel (Part II)

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)

Taking A Loan

Shlomo called Rabbi Dayan. "I lent someone money, and he now denies the loan," he began. "If the opportunity presents itself, am I allowed to grab money from him?"

Daf Yomi

The Shofar On Shabbos ‘Rosh Hashanah That Fell on Shabbos’ (Rosh Hashanah 29b)

Perpetuating Har Sinai

The question still remains on how to reconcile all of the different drashos that are derived from this pasuk.

Dashed Hopes And The Jewish Leader

The multitudes among them experienced a desire for meat and wept.

Fasten Your Seat Belts!

Our son-in-law e-mailed tickets for us to print out and bring along to allow us admittance. Simple enough.

Should An 80-Year-Old Have A Bar Mitzvah?

Question: A number of synagogues feature bar mitzvah celebrations for elderly Jews. Is this proper?

Serving Hashem – Your Own Way

One who loves can buy a factory-made knick-knack for his partner, but a personal hand-made gift is infinitely more precious.

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