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Settled For Less

But I borrowed the phone, so your liability is to me, responded Avi. Who cares what went on between me and Yitzi?

Daf Yomi

The Red Sea’s Argument ‘Relatives Of A Guarantor’ (Makos 7a)

The World’s Oldest Man

Abraham and Holocaust survivors shared the commitment to first building the future and only then allowing themselves to remember the past. That is what Abraham did in this week’s parsha.

Say Little; Do Much

A dog that barks much is never a good hunter. -Proverb

The Jewish Journey

Avraham and Sarah ended up in the land of Canaan. Canaan? The most debased and decadent society! Yet, there Avraham and Sarah build their destiny and shape world history. Canaan actually held the key to Avraham and Sarah's redemption.

The Journey of Old Age

"A father of philosophy, the father of the Hebrews and his slave get together,,," sounds like the start of an ancient joke but read on...

Redeeming Relevance: Chaye Sarah: The Advantage of Disadvantage

Yishmael’s challenge was whether to come back at all. Having been so clearly rejected, why would he want to have anything more to do with his father Avraham?

There is No Greater Failure than Not Trying

Rabbi Cardozo's Mission Statement on education and the pursuit of Judaism

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem – Pray with Joy!

One who does not follow the recipe that Chazal gave us will end up with tasteless, cheeseless blintzes.

The Space Between Us

Abraham was acting on both occasions--the banishment of Ishmael and the sacrifice of Isaac--against his emotions, his paternal instincts. What is the Torah telling us about the nature of fatherhood?

The Fire That Will Not Be Extinguished

Our nation, which was once led by prophets and sages, is today led by media pundits and wealthy moguls. So instead of searching for that Divine Fire, we pursue the fires of power and wealth. Yet,the embers of the Divine Fire are still flickering...

Forgiveness Of A Loan Owed By One Partner (Siman 77:6)

The borrower who paid the entire loan would, of course, have a claim for reimbursement against the co-borrower for the amount he repaid on his behalf.

Q & A: Where To Light Shabbat Candles? (Part I)

Question: My husband and I are frequent Shabbos guests at our children’s homes nearby. Where should I light Shabbos candles – in my home or theirs? Name Withheld

The Prison Cell Of Laziness

That understanding is enough to evoke terror in any man’s heart, and we can certainly understand why he didn’t move.

Daf Yomi

Without Warning ‘But You Were With Us…’ (Makkos 2a)

Scared By The Dog

"I didn't knowingly damage," pointed out Mrs. Neuman. "I didn't intend to upset the table."

Payback Time

David was very saddened both at the untimely death of his good friend and also seeing how depressed his widow was.

A Powerful Bumper Sticker

The driver’s confidence waned a trifle and after a moment or two he admitted that he had in fact stolen the car from the yishuv Maaleh Adumim.

The Best Judgment Is Compromise (Sanhedrin 6a and b)

A judge must open the proceedings by urging the litigants to settle the dispute by way of compromise.

Breaking News

The media today tries to take advantage of this aspect of human nature by making stories sound sensational and as introducing it as breaking news.

Punishment for Undue Credit

Arrogance and the punishment of Angels

Lot as an Orthodox Mirror

Religion must face the question of how its followers should behave while members of a corrupt society.  How should they relate to the norms of that society, especially when those norms are embodied in law?  

Wings of Desire

Who are these beings? Why do they play such important roles in the stories of Genesis? Why are the stories of the beginnings of humanity so rich with characters so unfamiliar?

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