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Shavuot: The Scandalous Backstory of Ruth and Boaz

Learn the Book of Ruth like you never have before and discover why it's read on Shavuot.

Peace At Home And Among Our People

Why can’t wem the Jewish people, following the teachings of our Torah and be forgiving and tolerant toward one other?

The Rubashkin Saga

Rubashkin’s idea was sound. A kosher slaughterhouse located in Pottsville, Iowa provided many benefits for consumers of kosher meat and the local economy.

Elite Stagnancy

One who teaches his friend's son Torah is analogous to the father himself.

Q & A: Standing During Chazarat Hashatz (Part II)

Question: Is one obligated to stand while the shliach tzibbur repeats the Shemoneh Esreh? I have observed that some people stand during the whole repetition of the Amida while others sit most of the time. Menachem

Controversial Ruling

However, if the renter has a definitive claim (ba'ree), as in our case, he is in possession since he holds the money.

Daf Yomi

Who’s On First? ‘Who Is Considered A First Born?’ (Bava Basra 126b)

Giving With A Warm Hand (Bava Batra 126b)

The identity of the heirs and their order of succession cannot be changed by testamentary disposition in a will.

‘He Who Cannot Swear Must Pay’ Does Not Apply To Devolved Oaths (Siman 75:15)

The Torah does not impose an oath on a defendant in a dispute involving land, servants, or promissory notes.

Not Where You’re At But Where You’re Coming From

The point is that they hold up a picture of that man. Not a picture of the Chasam Sofer.

The Misplaced Jacket That Protected My Daughter

Minutes after my son and daughter left for school – it’s a ten-minute walk from our house – my son came running back to the house, all upset.

The Train Ride

Sounding like a typical Lubavitcher, I told that just by striking the match, she is bringing more light into the world, so what’s the problem?

Trump At The Western Wall

When the nations of the world will see Hashem saving his children, His nation, they will see that there is a Borei Olam who runs the world.

Parshat Bamidbar

Humility, as embodied by Hilel, should be among our community’s priorities as we develop the educational policies and personnel that will shape the next generation of halakhic leadership.

The Foundation Stone: Parshat Bamidbar: Archeological Flags

Revelation both Divine and self. Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach

The World’s Irrational Hatred Of Israel

Something unprecedented is happening in the world. The Tanach foretold thousands of years ago what is occurring today. "It is a time of travail and suffering for Israel, but from that suffering shall emerge her salvation."

Shabbos Mevorchim Sivan

The lush greens nourished by the healing rains of Iyar heighten our anticipation of the approaching Yom Tov that established us for all time as a holy nation, beholden to and beloved by our Creator.

Parshat Behar-Bechukotai

True repentance requires a confession that enables the sinner to focus totally on his own errors.

Drinks Over Which To Make Kiddush (Bava Batra 95a)

Havdalah, according to most opinions, is of rabbinic origin. Accordingly, the rabbis have a more flexible approach.

A Desert Mirage?

The Israeli sun was beautiful as it slowly descended in the horizon, but I could not enjoy it as I usually would have.

The Merit of a Grandmother

The utility workers in this area usually do not do these kind of repairs, but being a bitter cold night in December when pipes can freeze he was kind enough to help the home owners.

Is Jerusalem Our Capital?

Jews witnessed the ten makkos defy every natural law and decimate their oppressors. How could they still be sinking lower in tumah after witnessing this?

Coping With Financial Setbacks

A financial setback can place health and shalom bayis at risk. But that’s precisely why we have to be on guard not to allow such tragic consequences to unfold. Repeat in your mind: “It’s bad enough that we are experiencing a financial crisis. I am not going to place our health and family in crisis as well.”

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