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Winter Wonderland

We had inadvertently parked in the lot of a nearby church...

Generations Forget and Remember

It is not difficult to understand the care Joseph took to ensure that Jacob would bless the firstborn first.

Yahrzeit – a Time to Remember

My tatte had a magnificent voice that had the power to pierce the most hardened heart.

Inside-Out

In our story a couple of kids discover Chanukah within the walls of a gym.

Parshas Vayigash: Why did Serach Live Such A Long Life?

Shemos Rabbah states that Yaakov transmitted the “secret of the redemption.”

A Rosh Chodesh Celebration

Just as the moon waxes and wanes and then totally disappears from view before returning to the night sky, so, too, the Jewish people.

Closing One’s Eyes For Candle Lighting

Question: Why do women cover their eyes when they light Shabbat candles?

4 For 100

People thronged from all over Israel to take advantage of this opportunity.

Wakeup Call (Yuma 28a)

At about 4 a.m. on cold and damp autumn mornings in London, Dad would try to wake us in time for Selichot, the pre-Jewish New Year dawn prayers. As we heard Dad’s footsteps mounting the stairs, my brother and I would hide under our covers and mutter our displeasure at being disturbed.

Who Was Dinah’s Mother?

In this week’s parshah Yaakov Avinu takes his entire family down to Mitzrayim. The Torah lists the family members who made this journey. On the list is Shimon’s son, Shaul. The pasuk refers to him as Shaul ben haCanaanis – the son of the Canaanis.

Daf Yomi

Chapter And Verse? ‘Has The Time For Slaughter Arrived?’ (Yoma 28a)

Q & A: Standing During Birkot Keriat Shema (Part I)

Question: I have noticed that some people stand during the Birkot Keriat Shema. I was always under the impression that one is supposed to sit for Shema and its berachot. Is there a source that allows one to stand during this part of the prayer? Menachem (Via E-Mail)

Two Weddings

The wedding was going full blast, with the joyful Jewish music playing. The sound of the violin awoke unfulfilled longings and triggered moisture in the eyes.

Shabbos Mevorchim Teves

According to the Sefer Yetzirah, each month is associated with a letter of the aleph-beis. Teves was formed by means of the letter ayin, which has a numerical value of seventy – a number that figures prominently in Judaism.

Parshat Mikeitz

Having come to the conclusion that nobody was more qualified than Yosef to lead Egypt in anticipation of and during the approaching famine, Pharaoh appointed him prime minister. This appointment made Yosef the second most powerful man in Egypt.

‘Boneless Wonder’

Standing up for the truth is by no means an easy feat and Yosef paid for it dearly.

Breakfast and Happiness (II)

One of the ancillary axioms of cornflake fights is that they can never be contained between just two warring parties.

When Observance Creates Conflict (II)

When your parents come to visit, do you rush to the door and welcome them with a loving heart?

Miketz: Why Didn’t Joseph Write Home?

This new perspective helps us understand Joseph.

The Power of Dreams

Joseph may have known ancient Egyptian traditions about seven-year famines.

Pull Out Or Push Over

Mr. Weiner walked over to the garbage can and pulled it out from under the board. The board fell to the ground with a thud and split. "Serves him right!" said Mr. Weiner. "I've warned him a hundred times not to take my things without permission!"

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