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How Far We Have Fallen

Rebbetzin Jungreis, a”h, continues her discussion of Jewish homes-the pain and tragedy in some; the joy and love in others. This week, the Rebbetzin focuses on the love of Jewish mothers.

Vayikra – With A Small Aleph

So am I deserving of honor? The body I occupy sure is; just look at what it can do. But I am that little guy inside – small, insignificant, unimportant.

Substitute Kvatters

But, that morning my cold had developed into something far worse and I just knew I wasn’t going to get to the bris.

The Sin Offering

Why should unintentional sins require atonement at all? What guilt is involved? Had the offender known he would not have done what he did. Why then does he have to undergo a process of atonement?

Kasher My Kitchen

Glass cannot be kashered or used at all on Pesach because it is made of sand and is halachically considered earthenware.

Payment From Tzedakah

Mr. Taub tried a few more times to contact Benjy, but was unsuccessful.

Time For Geulah

How can we say that we are waiting for Mashiach in any month other than Nissan?

Voices Large & Small

Vayikra, "He called," ends with a mini-Aleph, teaching us that Moses could hear the Call because he learned at Sinai to listen to the other side of silence, the world's smaller sounds and the people he led

Vayikra: Can Leaders Make Mistakes?

In this video, Rabbi Fohrman contrasts the Torah's perspective of power and justice to the philosophy of Richard Nixon's famous line - "When the president does it, it is not illegal."

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Vayikra: Ownership, Chametz and the Sacrificial Conundrum

There is likely some connection between the prohibition of chametz on the altar and the chametz which is more likely on our minds as we rid our homes of this most challenging foodstuff.

A New Year – Parshat HaChodesh

On Shabbat we will read of two events that took place on the first of Nisan.

Shabbos Mevorchim Nissan

The comfort and chizuk these wives offered their husbands, uplifting their morale, did not escape our all-seeing Father in heaven.

Parshat Vayakhel-Pikudei

Anyone from any tribe can rise to greatness so long as he or she has the vision, drive, and talent.

The Perfect Formula

Other nations were created through conquest and an amalgamation of peoples. We, the Jewish people, were born in the cradle of family, Abraham and Sarah, created our very first home. Thia is why the epidemic of splintered families is an epic tragedy.

Jewish Practice In The U.S. Military (XI)

The ongoing legal saga of whether Dr. Simcha Goldman could wear his yarmulke while serving in the US Air Force

What Have You Done For Me Lately?

In recognition of the good that was performed in the past we reward this dog with the meat of the animal that he did not protect.

When Built

I can't accept that, said Mr. Mann. If you are not willing to honor the contract, we need to take up the issue in beis din.

Q & A: The Four Parshiyot (Conclusion)

Question: Why there are four special Torah readings between Purim and Pesach? Also, why do we call each of those four Shabbatot by a special name, e.g., Shabbat Shekalim, Shabbat Zachor etc.? Additionally how did the division of weekly parshiyot we read every Shabbat come about? Celia Gluck

Daf Yomi

Hung Out To Dry ‘A Roof With A Parapet 10 Tefachim High Is Not Included’ (Bava Basra 63b-64a)

Where Are The Gedolim Today?

While this is a beautiful illustration of the giving nature of a tzaddik, there is as subtle message here: the man stole a spoon from the Chofetz Chaim. How was that possible?

What Requires A Pesach Certification – And What Does Not

If chametz became mixed with non-chametz on Pesach, the mixture is prohibited on Pesach even if the ratio of the permitted non‑chametz to the forbidden chametz is 1,000 to 1.

Photo ID

Our first six children had been born in the Holy Land, but ironically every one of them married and set up home in the United States.

Rashi’s Prediction

The UN condemns Israel on a constant basis for crimes it has not committed, and continually attempts to recognize the Palestinian claim to the land (with the exception to the Trump administration as we will shortly discuss).

Taking The Law Into Your Own Hands (Siman 75:8)

So too a person who admits he stole part of the money claimed, or who is confronted by only one witness who testifies to the theft, remains eligible to take an oath.

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