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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.

Emor: The Omer and Peak Potential

Thoughts on Emor, Omer, and becoming a better you!

How Do We Cope?

Rebbetzin Jungreis (ZT"L) shares a letter from a distraught wife/ mother whose family is facing serious financial setbacks causing them to consider drastic changes

Fire and Faith

What do the fires of Lag B'Omer signify?

Q & A: A Bar Mitzvah During Sefirah

Question: Should a boy continue counting the omer with a berachah once he becomes bar mitzvah? A Reader Chicago, IL

The Beauty Of The Beast

What is it that makes an ox special? In what way should we emulate it?

Daf Yomi

Final And Proper Honors ‘In A Grave Not His Own?’ (Baba Basra 112b)

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.

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