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Our Creator’s Infinite Love

23 Shevat 5774 – January 23, 2014
In Parshas Mishpatim, the Torah delineates various prohibitions and punishments. With regard to stealing, we see something unusual.

Daf Yomi

Point Of Ingestion “The Size of an Egg to Satisfy…” (Yoma 79b)

Q & A: Sabbath Shuttle? (Part IV)

Question: Is it permitted on the Sabbath or holidays to take a shuttle to synagogue? The neighborhood shuttle runs from 9-5 daily, is driven by a gentile, has a designated stop schedule, and is free of charge.

Loan Conversion

Jonathan needed some extra cash, about $30,000 for his business. He applied to a number of banks for a loan, but they were being tight on issuing him credit and were also asking for more interest than he wanted to pay.

The Perfect Representative

The two sons of Aaron, Nadav and Avihu, who, according to some commentators, ventured past the outer altar in a state of intoxication, paid for it with their lives.

A Quiet Kaddish

Question: Is it okay to recite Kaddish silently?

A Kidney For A Stranger

Kidney transplants from a living donor are infinitely preferable over a transplant from a dead person. The chances of it being rejected by the body are much lower, the life expectancy of the newly transplanted kidney is twice as high, and the recipient’s life and diet can return to normal much faster.

Must We Check For Treifos?

This week’s parshah contains the source for the halacha of following the rov (majority). The pasuk states: “acharei rabbim lehatos.” The Gemara in Chullin 11a says that this pasuk is referring to the Sanhedrin where the halacha follows the majority opinion of the judges.

Vision and Details

Two laws have to do with the Israelites’ experience of being an oppressed minority:

A Society Obsessed with Toys (Cont.)

The link between iPod, iPads and smartphones and increased chutzpah and disintegration of families.

Breakfast And Happiness (Part IV)

22 Shevat 5774 – January 22, 2014
In the campaign to rob a consumer of any sense of contentedness, which translates into sales, strategy is often focused on confusing need with want and the illusion of being dissatisfied.

Parshas Yisro

17 Shevat 5774 – January 17, 2014
We specifically use our legs to celebrate to demonstrate our new completeness.

The Politics of Revelation

Only in Judaism was God’s self-disclosure not to an individual or a group (the elders) but to an entire nation.

Inclusiveness at the Foot of Sinai

The idea that those who are handicapped have a place in Judaism is fundamental to Torah.

Rescue And Damage

16 Shevat 5774 – January 16, 2014
Mr. Brand was walking home one evening when he saw his neighbor, Mr. Moses, getting into the car with his family. "Where are you heading with the whole family?" he asked.

Daf Yomi

Worming Out Of This One! ‘Twisted Scarlet Wool’ (Yoma 71b)

Q & A: Sabbath Shuttle? (Part IV)

Question: Is it permitted on the Sabbath or holidays to take a shuttle to synagogue? The neighborhood shuttle runs from 9-5 daily, is driven by a gentile, has a designated stop schedule, and is free of charge.

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