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? Saturday, November 25, 2017


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.”

Daf Yomi

Priorities ‘According To Their Wisdom And Their Age’ (Bava Basra 120a)

When ‘He Who Can’t Swear Must Pay’ Doesn’t Apply (Siman 75:14)

Another example of a case in which the Modeh Bemikzat oath of partial admission imposed by the Torah does not apply is where the amount admitted is less than a minimum amount of two kesef silver coins.

Seforim Exchange

He discovered the Mikraos Gedolos cost about 35 percent more than the Mishnah Berurah.

Everybody’s Doing It

This may sound myopic and cloistered, but it is based on a fundamental understanding of the human. To remain pure in an impure world, we need to create our own world.

Behar: Why Does Land Have To Rest?

In this week's video, we look at Pesach, Shmita and Yovel and ask, where do we see Shabbat, and why does it matter?

What Is Inside Of Us

The laws of the Sabbatical year allow for some questioning even while demanding faith. How can one believe even while questioning?

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Behar-Bechukotai: The Final Step to Holiness

Behar is primarily about ways to prevent Jews from descending into cycles of poverty; Bechukotai reinforces the laws of Vayikra by spelling out the consequences of following or not following the laws

Kohanim: The Challenge of Educational Dissent

Children need a strong environment, conducive to their development as Jews, while at the same time their Jewish education must provide them with so much pride that later in life they will be able to deal with the outside world as well and still be fully committed Jews.

LAG BA’OMER

Thoughts on the holy chag of Lag Ba'Omer.

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