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An Historical Example Of Gam Zu L’tova

9 Kislev 5777 – December 8, 2016
By 1939 when World War II broke out, Aliyat Ha'noar had brought over five thousand Jewish children and youth out of Europe to Palestine.

Old Receipts

Throughout the summer, Sara would keep the receipts of her expenses in a pencil case and submit them at the end of each week for cash reimbursement.

The Sensitivity Of A Tzaddik

For many years Rachel knew she was to marry Yaakov and be a matriarch of the Jewish people.

Tefillas Ma’ariv

I want to suggest that although ma’ariv is a voluntary tefillah in its essence, it differs from a nedavah.

Parshas Vayeitzai: When Calling For Action

Laban’s behavior is the paradigm of anti-Semites through the ages. It was not so much what Laban did that the Haggadah is referring to, but what his behavior gave rise to, in century after century.

The Birth Of The World’s Oldest Hate

Laban’s behavior is the paradigm of anti-Semites through the ages. It was not so much what Laban did that the Haggadah is referring to, but what his behavior gave rise to, in century after century.

The Debate On The ‘Working Boy’

The unquestioned benefits of learning and the necessary emunah to pursue learning full time.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Vayetzeh: Catch the Bull by the Horns… or get Gored

7 Kislev 5777 – December 7, 2016
Like Rivkah before them, neither Rachel nor Leah created the situation that was about to have extraordinary influence on the rest of their lives and, ultimately, on the lives of countless others

Stop the Prayers!

5 Kislev 5777 – December 5, 2016
Having trouble understanding what decorum should be in shul? Go watch (from without) services at the local church or Reform temple, where you can see how actual respect for a sanctuary is manifested.

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem – Get Ready!

3 Kislev 5777 – December 2, 2016
Without vast preparation, one cannot even think of going to outer space.

The Same Old Me

Anyone can appear spiritual and holy when he is davening or learning Torah.

The Abuse of Halacha: Keeping Halacha Under Control

The book of Bereishit keeps Halacha under control. It restricts and regulates it, and ensures that it will not wreak havoc.

TORAH SHORTS: Parshat Toldot: Customized Teaching

Rav Hirsch claims had Isaac and Rebecca developed a unique curriculum that took into account Esau's love of nature, strength, skills and courage, it may have directed him to become a mighty man of God

Working Boy: A Mother-In-Law Responds

While my husband and I are all for learning, I feel this entire mindset about full-time learning needs to be re-examined, especially given the uncertain economic times in which we live.

Parshas Toldos

2 Kislev 5777 – December 1, 2016
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I Have Yichus

Precisely because she came from the house of wicked people and wasn’t negatively influenced, she was considered greater than if she had been born into a house of holy people.

Q & A: A Missed Torah Reading (Part III)

Question: If a person was ill on Shabbos and unable to go to shul to hear Keri’at haTorah, must he have someone read it to him in shul upon his recovery? Sincerely, Isaac Greenberg

Daf Yomi

He's A Communist! ‘If He Calls Someone A Rasha…’ (Bava Metzia 71a)

The Phone Call

I had heard about these cousins a lot through the years. They lived together in Manhattan.

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