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Admitting To A Debt Nobody Claimed (Siman 75:10)

11 Nisan 5777 – April 6, 2017
In all of these situations, the person volunteering the admission is exempt from any payment.

Pesach – Season Of Emunah

He feels joy in his heart as he revels in the abundance of his bumper crop. And then he looks out at his neighbor’s field. Meager. Undergrown. Spotty.

The Iron Crucible of Egypt

Instead of commending this righteous individual for his proper ethical standards, he has been attacked by the left wing media!

Sha’ar Yeshuv

This tragedy was in the forefront of my mind as my family and I wended our way, the week before Pesach, from Har Nof, Jerusalem to Sha’ar Yeshuv.

Tzav: What Does It Mean To Survive?

In this week's video, we explore a section of Talmud that teaches about the 4 individuals who would bring a Thanksgiving sacrifice - but one of these four doesn't belong. Who is it?

Pesach: God’s Sporadic Presence and Overwhelming Absence in Human History

It is perhaps this fact that makes Pesach so relevant for our own times: The realization that even at the time of the greatest of miracles, many years passed without God revealing Himself openly.

Kitnyot: Truly a “Has-Bean”

This is one of those posts that falls into the category of “If only I had the power to……..”

Providing Jewish Education to Strengthen Israel’s Soldiers

9 Nisan 5777 – April 5, 2017
IDF religious ideology is being hotly debated in media and between politicians and National Religious rabbis. Jewish education programs run by the IDF in conjunction with Torah groups are essential

The Pesach of Today

Open your eyes. Read and absorb the Haggada and realize, at the end of the seder, when we say “Next Year in Jerusalem,” we commemorate not just the Pesach of the past, but the Pesach of the present!

Redeeming Relevance: Pesach’s Missing Eighth Day

Appreciate that Pesach is NOT meant to end on the seventh day, but at Shavuot. With that in mind, we need to work harder to accept making the days of sefirat ha-omer into days akin to chol ha-moed

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem – My Loving Master

5 Nisan 5777 – March 31, 2017
After living as slaves for so many years, we could now be transformed into avdei Hashem - Hashem's slaves.

The Supremacy Of Sacrifices

We have lost the idea of what it is to give ourselves to Hashem with totality and completeness.

Parshat Vayikra: The Trouble with Sacrifices

Perhaps the institution of sacrifice is grounded in deep symbolism, the meaning and urgency of which escapes our modern mentality.

Switching One’s Defense (Siman 75:9)

4 Nisan 5777 – March 30, 2017
The reason the defendant must pay the money or return the item if he admits that he borrowed the money, stole it, or had something of value deposited with him but does not know whether he repaid the money or gave the item back, is as follows.

Q & A: Preparing The Home And Kashering Utensils For Passover

Question: Must one spend great sums of money and invest much effort in making one’s home kosher for Passover? Not all of us have unlimited funds. Anonymous

Daf Yomi

Must A Typical Sale Be Generous? ‘A Seller Sells Generously’ (Bava Basra 71a)

How Far We Have Fallen

Rebbetzin Jungreis, a”h, continues her discussion of Jewish homes-the pain and tragedy in some; the joy and love in others. This week, the Rebbetzin focuses on the love of Jewish mothers.

Vayikra – With A Small Aleph

So am I deserving of honor? The body I occupy sure is; just look at what it can do. But I am that little guy inside – small, insignificant, unimportant.

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