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The Power Of The Spoken Word

Clearly, they were lacking in bitachon. Their faith in Hashem was deficient. But they weren’t guilty of speaking lashon hara.

Cool Emergency

"I would understand if I became sick and could not finish," said Mr. Braun. "But here it was my choice to stop the work and go take care of my mother."

Separating The Kohanim

This separation between Kohanim, Levi’im and Yisraelim obligates us to honor kohanim.

Roe V. Wade In Jewish Law

Question: Does halacha agree with the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade permitting women to have abortions?

The Rainmaker (Tefillat Hageshem)

The prayer of Mashiv haruach u’morid hageshem mentions God’s rainmaking powers but it is not an immediate request for rain.

Daf Yomi

A Unique Challenge ‘Tithe, You Shall Tithe…’ (Ta’anis 9a)

Q & A: Birkat HaGomel (Part V)

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)

The Lost Mezuzah

It’s written, it says, with all the segulos for shalom bayis and you gave it as a gift to a chassan and kallah.

A Humbling Lesson (Part I)

Thinking about how much we can do in comparison to what we have done serves as a corrective against pride and arrogance.

One Nation, United In Anguish

Let us shake the heavens. Let us not stop until our boys and all our people are liberated from bondage.

Parshas Shelach: What Caused Rachav’s Epiphany

Yehoshua knew that the outcome of the battles would depend not on military might, but on the spiritual strength of Klal Yisrael.

Parshas Shelach: The Cow And The Hero

Twelve of the greatest leaders of the nation, one from each shevet, were dispatched to survey the land. The results of that mission were catastrophic.

Shelach: Is Hope Irrational?

Are pessimists just rationalists, and is hope just naiveté?

Just A Little Lollipop

Loving-kindness can cure the anger and bitterness in our poisonous world.

The Great Treasure Hunt

While Moshe was the most unique prophet, he was also alone.

Q & A: Birkat HaGomel (Part IV)

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)

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.

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