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Sefiras HaOmer : Why We Count, What We Count

The lives of Jews in Mitzrayim were defined by misery and suffering. They had no rights. They had no life.

What You Don’t Know May Hurt (Siman 75:13) – Continued from Last Week

The plaintiff is entitled to the entire maneh without having to swear.

Take It For Him!

A person cannot be forced to receive something against his will, replied Rabbi Dayan. Therefore, the recipient has the 'upper hand' and can choose either to uphold the gift retroactively or to refuse it.

Why Jewish Criminal Law Tilts Heavily Toward The Accused (Bava Batra 93a)

The burden of proof required in dinei nefashot, capital cases, is heavier than the burden of proof required dinei mamonot, monetary cases.

Emor: What Sabbath Is All About

In this video, Rabbi Fohrman makes a fascinating argument about how Shabbat works and shows that there ARE Shabbatot in different realms.

Anyone For Pizza?

As early morning phone calls go this was probably one of the least welcome ones to hear five days before our daughter’s wedding.

Meron Miracle

Now he was putting his faith only in Hashem and that he knew Hashem could help him.

Hang on to your hats!

The rav found the exchange humorous and happily shared it with my husband, who subsequently told it over to me.

Parshat Emor: While Still Fresh and Warm

This nameless man, born in scandal to a Jewish mother and Egyptian father not a member of any tribe, brought his claim to Moses who ruled against him. He was Jewish, but he had no place in camp or the world

Are Our Bodies Metaphors for Our Souls?

Granting that bodies and souls are sometimes mismatched, are we comfortable saying in absolute terms that sheker hachein v’hevel hayofi (grace is falsehood and beauty is meaningless)? Are bodies and souls assigned to one another at random?

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem – Don’t Miss Out

A slave must fulfill his master's command without cutting any corners.

Falling, But Never Fallen

When we improve our shemiras Shabbos, we are taking steps to bring redemption and Moshiach closer.

Taking The Law Into One’s Own Hands (Siman 75:13) – Continued from last week

In this case, if the defendant had wanted to lie, he could have – instead of admitting he snatched it and explaining that it was stolen from him – simply denied that he snatched it altogether.

Systems Of Human Perfection

Hashem imprinted into the essence of each animal all the instincts necessary for its survival as well as for the continuation of its species.

Daf Yomi

At First Glance ‘While You Were Feasting On The Dates Of Babylon…’ (Baba Basra 107b)

Q & A: Do Women Count The Omer?

Question: Are women supposed to count Sefirat HaOmer? S. Feldman

The Jewish State

We are in Eretz Yisrael before the building of the Beis Hamikdash. Why are we repeating the same mistake three thousand years later?

Pool Barrier

The contractor warned me that the local safety code requires a barrier around the pool. He's supposed to come in two weeks to install it.

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