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Strength of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai

6 Tammuz 5768 – July 9, 2008
In mid-December, I traveled to Eretz Yisroel with my wife, Chanie, for a twofold purpose. Firstly, I wanted to visit my two children who are learning in yeshivos there. Secondly, in light of the fact that I had assumed the position of executive director of Yeshiva Torah Vodaath, I wanted to solicit as many brochos from gedolim as possible, and to pray at kivrei tzaddikim (graves of righteous people).

Shabbat Lights

22 Sivan 5768 – June 25, 2008
I was thinking of my mother today. I realized that I still have much to learn from this wise woman. G‑d blessed me with my special mother who serves as my role model, my caretaker, my friend, and above all, my inspiration.

‘Another Aspect Of The Shidduch Problem – The Working Boy’ (Conclusion)

9 Sivan 5768 – June 12, 2008
In last week's column I published a letter from a young man who felt that he was treated unfairly in his quest for a shidduch.

Swinging Away

21 Adar I 5768 – February 27, 2008
Ask and you shall receive! If you want something, ask your spouse, your children, your family and friends. When all else fails, ask Hashem! What do we really need? Let's be honest. We have food on our tables and a roof over our heads. We have family and friends who are true to us.

Q & A: Mourning In A Leap Year (Part I)

QUESTION: When does a mourner complete the year of mourning during a leap year?Zev Stern(Via e-mail)

‘Life Is A Test – The Power Of Faith’

23 Shevat 5768 – January 30, 2008
Special Note: When I wrote my most recent book, I weighed and considered what the most appropriate title should be, and although I examined many options, the title that kept repeating in my mind was "Life Is A Test."

The Earthly Court vs. The Heavenly Court

19 Heshvan 5768 – October 31, 2007
I served in the Traffic Violations Bureau (TVB) of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for many years as an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), Senior ALJ, Vice Chairman of the Appeals Board and, finally, TVB Director.

Something From Nothing

1 Elul 5767 – August 15, 2007
On June 27, 2001, a single mother and her son landed at Ben Gurion Airport in Israel for a two-week vacation. The plan was that she would go to a seminary and he would go to day camp. Neither of them knew a soul in Israel, nor did they know any Hebrew and next to nothing about Judaism.

The Rav Davens ‘Too Slow’

10 Av 5767 – July 25, 2007
In the early 1970's, my father, HaRav Moshe Aharon Shapiro, z"l, served as rabbi of a kosher, shomer Shabbos hotel in the Catskills. During one of those summers, my brother-in-law invited us to use his bungalow over the July 4th weekend. On Sunday we drove from the bungalow colony to visit my parents, arriving at the hotel between Minchah and Ma'ariv.

Salek Discovers Apt

25 Tammuz 5767 – July 11, 2007
Whereas Salek's father's appearance was rather modern for that period - sporting only a short beard, just like his cousins - his grandfather, Avrohom Orenstein, had a flowing beard and wore a shtreimel on Shabbos.

An Ordinary Miracle

11 Tammuz 5767 – June 27, 2007
I have a story to share with you - one that might change the way we look at every detail of our lives, labeling them coincidences or miracles. You be the judge!

Education In The Shtetl

20 Sivan 5767 – June 6, 2007
The shtetl of Apt would rise early every weekday morning when the men would rush to one of the houses of prayer, better known as shteiblech.

Shabbos In The Shtetl

28 Iyyar 5767 – May 16, 2007
In preparation for Shabbos, Salik Orenstein's (our protagonist, and through his eyes and his memoir are we viewing the shtetl) mother baked challos.

The Termination Of Shtetl Life

30 Nisan 5767 – April 18, 2007
Over a year ago, I suggested that our knowledge of the Holocaust was limited because of our familiarity with only a few, well-known stories from that period.

Retiring? Then What? – Dedicated To Those Who Are Dreaming Of Living* Their Retirement...

14 Nisan 5767 – April 2, 2007
According to the American College Dictionary to retire means: " To withdraw, or go away, to a place of abode or seclusion; to withdraw from office, business or active life." That is not what we envisioned our retirement to be. Sure, it's great to sit on the beach and bask in the sun, to golf, play tennis, etc. But how much of that can one do without feeling that something is lacking?

The Belzer Rebbe’s Flight To Freedom

2 Nisan 5767 – March 21, 2007
Beginning in the tiny Galician town of Belz, Rabbi Aharon Rokeach, better known as the Belzer Rebbe, maintained his chassidic court despite the constant danger.

Parshas Vayakhel – Princes Indeed

24 Adar 5767 – March 14, 2007
"V'Hanesi'im haviu es Avnei HaShoham v'es Avnei HaMiluim (Shemos 35:27) - And the princes [of the Jews] brought the shoham stones and the miluim stones."

Parshat Va’eira

27 Tevet 5767 – January 17, 2007
"Iceberg, right ahead." With those words, the Titanic's lookout Frederick Fleet warned the crew on the ship's bridge of the imminent threat.

Parshat Va’eira

"Iceberg, right ahead." With those words, the Titanic's lookout Frederick Fleet warned the crew on the ship's bridge of the imminent threat.

Parshat Shemot

20 Tevet 5767 – January 10, 2007
"Houston, we have a problem." These words that were transmitted on April 11, 1970 by astronaut Jim Lovell, commander of Apollo 13, initiated a crisis of potential catastrophic proportions for NASA and the space program.

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