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The Power Of Prayer

29 Av 5776 – September 1, 2016
Her biggest nightmare revolved around those dreaded three letters that instilled fear and trepidation into even the bravest of men: I R S.

The Foundation Stone: A Sense Of Place

This week's portion, Re'ei, speaks of our need for a sense of place, how difficult it often is to find, and how we must protect others' sense of place.

Life: The School Of Growth

By gradually increasing the workload, the body is called upon to respond. The work should never be easy.

The Deep Power Of Joy

In Judaism, joy is the supreme religious emotion. Moses says again and again that joy is what we should feel in the land of Israel, the land given to us by God.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Reeh: The Taste for Blood and the Imperative of Relevance

Is the Torah to be read exactly as the Jews who received it would have, or, is it actually to be read in a contemporary way that can't possibly be the same as those who first received the Torah?

Shabbos Mevorchim Elul

23 Av 5776 – August 26, 2016
Deep contemplation, loyalty, ambition and intelligence define the traits of one born in Elul, the month symbolized by Virgo, a sign of purity.

Parshat Eikev

A leader must be aware of and responsible for all details on the ship - big or small.

Parshas Ekev

22 Av 5776 – August 25, 2016
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Daf Yomi

The Lost Or Relinquished Kesubah ‘A Couple May Not Live Even One Moment Without A Kesubah’ (Bava Kamma 89a)

Q & A: HaGomel And Air Travel (Part X)

Question: I am very appreciative and, if I might add, flattered that you answer and publish many of my questions. Due to your superior knowledge, I am always confident when I send in a question that I will receive a proper response. I wonder if you could address whether one should say Birkat HaGomel after flying even though flying is statistically safer than driving. Also, do women say HaGomel as well or only men? Menachem

Earning A Living: The Great Life Test

While the sincerity of the little fellow might be touching, he is missing the point.

Forced Sale

Hillel felt the counselors and camp administration did not have sufficient authority to deal with Bernie. Reluctantly, he agreed to sell the bat to Bernie for $200.

Bentching After Eating Mon

They bentched nonetheless, though, because they were given a specific mitzvah to thank Hashem for the mon.

Shmiras Halashon In Jerusalem

She knew it wasn’t easy or pleasant to stand around asking for money and so many people were far worse off than she was.

Changing Ourselves To Change Others

The time has come for all of us to change, to become the people our Creator meant us to be. Instead of working on others, let us work on ourselves.

Unshakable Faith

One must be honest and straight in business dealings and in any interchange involving another person, no matter what his color or creed.

Torah Cafe: The Parsha Experiment – Eikev: Appreciating Our Creators

Is it possible God afflicted the nation of Israel through the past 40 years of the desert, withholding food and water from them...on purpose? How can we have a relationship with a God like that?

The Spirituality Of Listening

There is something profoundly spiritual about listening-shema. It is the most effective form of conflict resolution I know.

Dancing with Life

How could I possibly handle all these different emotions on top of the complexities of life? Easy,,,by dancing.

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