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When Ishmael Finally Repents

24 Heshvan 5777 – November 25, 2016
Ishmael helped spread the Big Lie...

Jewish Practice In The U.S. Military (VII)

The ongoing saga of the yarmulke wearing Dr. Simcha Goldman and the US Air Force

A Trip To Grandparents Saves The Day

24 Heshvan 5777 – November 24, 2016
After their short rest upstate, catching a few short hours of sleep, the father and son-in-law started the trek home.

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

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

Hatzalah And Other First Responders ‘Your Life Takes Precedence …’ (Bava Metzia 62a)

The Age Of Disrespect

Why does Lavan’s speaking before his father show that he was wicked? Disrespectful, yes. Rude, certainly. But a rasha?

Shas For Sale

However, when he agreed to sell it to Moshe, he was no longer interested in selling it to anyone else. Shalom cannot acquire it without Yosef's consent.

A Journey Of A Thousand Miles

Neither Abraham nor Sarah had an easy life. They faced trials testing their faith, yet Rashi says Sarah’s years were equal in goodness and the Torah says Abraham had been blessed with everything-Why?

Geshem Or Gashem?

23 Heshvan 5777 – November 23, 2016
The reason it would be pronounced gashem is because it is the last word before a pause.

Redeeming Relevance: Chaye Sarah: What Happened to Yitzchak?

Yitzchak, did not go to Be’er Lechai Ro’ee to pray or meditate. Rather he was on a mission, and that mission was to return Hagar to Avraham in marriage.

The Journey of Old Age

"A father of philosophy, the father of the Hebrews and his slave get together,,," sounds like the start of an ancient joke but read on...

Shunamis Miracles

18 Heshvan 5777 – November 18, 2016
Why is the kever of the Isha Hashunamis a special place for tefillos?

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

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

An Act That Echoes Through Time

Avraham had many students, but there was only one who was truly devoted to knowing and understanding the ways of his teacher. That was Yitzchak.

Working Boy

While Torah is my life, I prefer to continue working rather than learn for a few years and create a glaring gap on my resume. That answer brings me rejection after rejection fro, potential shidduchim

Daf Yomi

17 Heshvan 5777 – November 17, 2016
It’s All In The Giving ‘Five Laws Require A Minimum Peruta’ (Bava Metzia 55a)

Lost Sneakers

When he got to the yeshiva, he realized the bag with the sneakers had fallen off his knapsack. He retraced his steps, but could not find it.

Greater than Greeting the Shechinah

I would assume that if Hashem appeared to someone, he would be obligated to remain in Hashem’s presence for as long as Hashem remained.

The Miracle Of A Child

Why the binding? Why put Abraham and Sarah through the agony of thinking that the son for whom they have waited for so long is about to die? We cherish what we wait for and what we most risk losing.

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