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Consumerism And The Overspent Generation

While it is true that life is a battle, and exerting self-control is the primary vehicle of growth, Hashem created us to be happy.

What Really Happened In Charlottesville

There has been very little media coverage of the actual events, and there are many unanswered questions.

When A Borrower Must Repay A Loan Twice (Siman 76:1)

The halacha is that first C must repay the two hundred dinarim that are not in dispute.

Daf Yomi

D’tzach, Adash, B’Achav ‘Everyone Is Qualified To Judge’ (Sanhedrin 36b)

Summons To Court And Process Servers

If the plaintiff lives in Chicago and the defendant lives in New York, the plaintiff may not summon the defendant to the bet din in Chicago but only to the bet din in New York.

Expensive Repair

The two decided to approach Rabbi Dayan. Mr. Weil damaged my car, said Mr. Braun. I'd like to have it repaired at a dealer-authorized body shop, but he has a cheaper estimate. Is he liable for the full cost?

White: The Color That Changed My Life

One unexpected bonus of our two-week trip was meeting up with some of our Israeli family.

Q & A: Praying In Other Languages (Part X)

Question: When reciting a berachah in English, does a person fulfill his obligation if he says “Hashem” instead of “L-rd” or “G-d”? Yosef

TORAH SHORTS: Weekly Biblical Thoughts: Parshat Re’eh

Our attitude, how we see the world, how we perceive things, how we react, how we internalize the reality around us, that will determine whether we are blessed or cursed. It is completely in our hands.

The Limits Of Grief

The more we learn about the psychology of bereavement and the stages through which we must pass before loss is healed, so more the wisdom of Judaism’s ancient laws and customs becomes ever more clear.

‘I Wasted My Years’

Eternal wisdom from Rebbetzin Jungreis, a”h on the supreme value, and blessing, of building a family

Parashat Re’eh: Traveling to Home Base and Eternal Life

While there is no proof of life after death, everything seems to allude to it. Our existence in this world resembles a station at which we arrive when we are born and from which we leave when we die, returning to “home base.”

A Sense of Place

This week's portion, Re'ei, speaks of our need for a sense of place, how difficult it often is to find, and how we must protect others' sense of place. It also addresses the sanctity of the Land of Israel

Day School Tuition and the Pierced Slave

A society that structures its economic institutions to make all genuine partners fulfills the mitzvah of tzedakah. A society that institutionalizes dependence, no matter how reliably it provides for its dependents, has turned them into pierced slaves

Business Success 101

With the warm reception they had received in Manchester, and with both Aaron and Rivka preferring quieter areas and smaller communities to the hustle and bustle of London, they decided to move there.

The Important Things In Life

Eternal wisdom from Rebbetzin Jungreis, a”h on achieving a more meaningful existence.

Solar Eclipse

Of the travesties listed in the Gemara the one that is most obviously becoming more rampant is mishkav zachor.

Restore Our Judges Of Old (Sanhedrin 2a)

Cases involving fines and punitive damages, kenas, required a court of three judges ordained with authentic semicha.

Q & A: Praying In Other Languages (Part IX)

Question: When reciting a berachah in English, does a person fulfill his obligation if he says “Hashem” instead of “L-rd” or “G-d”? Yosef

Revoking The Testimony Of Witnesses (Siman 75:25)

This will render any note the plaintiff may subsequently produce null and void...

Waiving Your Rights

Such a document is legally binding, said Mr. Cohen, but I'm not sure that it's halachically binding.

Daf Yomi

A Parrot Or A Lie Detector? ‘We Admonish The Witnesses’ (Sanhedrin 29a)

Earning A Living: The Great Life Test

We know Hashem metes out many life tests. But where have we seen that not having to struggle is a challenge?

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