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Scared By The Dog

"I didn't knowingly damage," pointed out Mrs. Neuman. "I didn't intend to upset the table."

Payback Time

David was very saddened both at the untimely death of his good friend and also seeing how depressed his widow was.

A Powerful Bumper Sticker

The driver’s confidence waned a trifle and after a moment or two he admitted that he had in fact stolen the car from the yishuv Maaleh Adumim.

The Best Judgment Is Compromise (Sanhedrin 6a and b)

A judge must open the proceedings by urging the litigants to settle the dispute by way of compromise.

Breaking News

The media today tries to take advantage of this aspect of human nature by making stories sound sensational and as introducing it as breaking news.

Punishment for Undue Credit

Arrogance and the punishment of Angels

Lot as an Orthodox Mirror

Religion must face the question of how its followers should behave while members of a corrupt society.  How should they relate to the norms of that society, especially when those norms are embodied in law?  

Wings of Desire

Who are these beings? Why do they play such important roles in the stories of Genesis? Why are the stories of the beginnings of humanity so rich with characters so unfamiliar?

Emunah Matters!

There are many potential spiritual hazards. How can we survive?

An Eternal Legacy

The Rebbetzin giving guidance and support to a non-religious woman who contacted her concerning a "Living Will." The woman has 3 adult children, 2 of whom are religious. Engaging letter and response from the Rebbetzin, a"h

Gedolim Are Human

Avram’s father was not impressed with the cleverness of his son. In fact, he was so unimpressed that he took him to Nimrod the king, who pronounced him an enemy of the state and attempted to execute him.

Daf Yomi

Is Silence Golden ? ‘Iyov, Who Was Silent …’ (Sanhedrin 106a)

Liver Inside!

For example, someone who sold seeds that turned out defective does not have to pay the customer for the incurred labor costs in planting them. When the damage was unintentional, as here, there isn't even a moral obligation.

Q & A: Crownlets In The Torah (Part II)

Question: Why do we find crownlets in the Torah on the letters shin, ayin, tet, nun, zayin, gimmel, and tzaddi? And why only these letters? Avrohom Gruenberg

Growth Through Shabbos

The commentators agree that Hashem is the beloved and Shabbos is the bride. But why is Shabbos called a bride? Who is she marrying? And what do we mean when we invite Hashem to greet the Shabbos bride with us?

Blood Of Love, Blood Of Hate

Her husband was one of the first Zaka first aid volunteers to arrive at the scene of the shootings.

Is Evidence Of A Borrower Who Admits A Loan Admissible Against His Co-Borrower Who...

The forgoing also applies to a plaintiff who sued two borrowers based upon a promissory note for the aggregate amount of the loan advanced to both of them and signed by them jointly.

Fallibility Vs. Finality (Sanhedrin 31a)

In dinei nefashot – capital cases – the beit din will accept post verdict evidence to acquit but not to convict.

A Lofty Inheritance

We know that the akeida is considered a most monumental event, so much so that we mention on Rosh Hashanah and in many of our tefillos.

Abraham and Martin Luther King

When we are driven out of our complacency by a wrong we don't know what the perfect world will look like. We only know that we can't allow the world as it stands to continue. The need to leave home is clearer to us than our destination. Lekh Lekha.

The World is Waiting for Us

In the first conversation HaShem had with him, Avraham was told to live in Israel, or in modern terms, make Aliyah.

The Parsha Take-Home Message

The purpose of the mabul was to recreate a world that had been infected with man's evil. After the flood, that changed and the world was no longer affected in the same way by man's actions.

The Rubashkin Saga – VI

The desire to build a social justice program with a huge lucrative potential, required an appalling trigger. Agriprocessors and Rubashkin fulfilled that need

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