Close your eyes, breathe in deeply, now exhale slowly… That was easy, wasn’t it? Not for everyone…
Posted on: December 13th, 2006Judaism → Parsha
Why did crime drop dramatically in New York City during the 1990's?
Posted on: December 13th, 2006Judaism → Parsha
The brothers of Yosef referred to him as the "the dreamer." (Beraishis 37:19).
Posted on: December 6th, 2006Judaism → Parsha
On July 7, 1919 the United States Army sent a caravan of 72 vehicles on a cross- country trip.
Posted on: November 29th, 2006Judaism → Parsha
October 1962 was almost the end of the world. For 13 days the world teetered on the brink of nuclear war.
Posted on: November 22nd, 2006Judaism → Parsha
Abraham Lincoln didn't hold a grudge. In 1862 when he visited General McClellan in his house to discuss strategy and was ignored by the general, Lincoln took it in stride.
Posted on: November 15th, 2006Judaism → Parsha
It's hard to imagine life without them, and yet they almost never came into being.
Posted on: November 8th, 2006Judaism → Parsha
"A few months ago I told the American people I did not trade arms for hostages.
Posted on: November 1st, 2006Judaism → Parsha
"You're going to give four years of your life to the country and this job.
Posted on: August 23rd, 2006Judaism → Columns → Lessons In Emunah
Everything given us is for the best. Yet some of us forget this when we should know better. I recently moved to another state and needed to see an ophthalmologist. My brother and sister-in-law have been living in that state for 10 years, and my brother's wife said she would make an appointment for me.
Posted on: May 24th, 2006Judaism → Columns → Lessons In Emunah
When my wife and I were about to leave Israel after last Sukkos, our son and daughter-in-law told us they were expecting another child to be born about two weeks before Pesach. We realized immediately that it would be difficult for them to make Pesach at home.
Posted on: February 15th, 2006Judaism → Columns → Lessons In Emunah
Nathan Mark, Esq., who passed away recently, spent many years working as a civil servant for the State of New York, first with the Human Rights Division and later, with me, at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Posted on: May 11th, 2005Judaism → Columns → Lessons In Emunah
It was in the late 1980s. Retired FBI agent Tim McCarthy, Inspector General for the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, took the call in his office from Kevin Green, the head of the FBI-NYPD Inter-Agency Task Force investigating official corruption in New York State and City government.
Posted on: April 27th, 2005Judaism → Columns → Lessons In Emunah
My husband and I had the distinct pleasure and privilege to join a group of English speaking Israelis on a visit to Gush Katif. The trip was organized for the World Mizrachi and Tehilla movements. Both organizations are involved in aliya and living in Israel. Our goal was to become reacquainted with Gush Katif, while for some, it was their first time there.
Posted on: March 9th, 2005Judaism → Ask the Rabbi
QUESTION: In a leap year when there are two months of Adar, during which month is a yahrzeit observed? Do the rules of yahrzeit precedence apply in regard to Kaddish? Finally, can you discuss the precedence regarding leading services during the year of mourning?M. BermanLos Angeles, CA
Posted on: February 16th, 2005Judaism → Columns → Lessons In Emunah
On the 6th of Adar, 5667 (March 20, 1907) Shoshe and Rabbi Avraham Halevi Shapiro welcomed Moshe Aharon, their sixth (and last) child, into the world in the little town of Nesvizh, near Baranovich, in Russia.
Posted on: January 26th, 2005Judaism → Ask the Rabbi
Last Thursday, the 10th of Shevat, marked the fifth yahrzeit of my dear uncle, HaRav Sholom ben R. Moshe Feivel, zt"l.
Posted on: January 19th, 2005Judaism → Ask the Rabbi
QUESTION: What are the requirements for a sheliach tzibbur? May someone who desecrates the Sabbath lead the services? C.M. Siegel Rockland, NY
Posted on: November 10th, 2004Judaism → Columns → Lessons In Emunah
I had envisioned Gush Katif with images of a sea of turquoise blue, pristine white beaches, boats bobbing along the horizon, and me sitting in the sun.
Posted on: November 3rd, 2004Judaism → Ask the Rabbi
QUESTION: Is one allowed to publish Torah discussions in any language other than in the original Hebrew?A ReaderWilkes Barre, PA
Posted on: October 27th, 2004Judaism → Ask the Rabbi
QUESTION: We are a happy newly married couple who have a few disagreements concerning the upcoming holidays. My wife insists that on Erev Yom Kippur there is no need to eat more than one meal - right before the fast. She also insists that there is no need for her to eat in the sukka on Sukkot, while my custom is for a woman to do so. Who is correct?Name withheld by request
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