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A Tribute To My Own Personal Angels

My mother had a difficult pregnancy. Some doctors said it was a miracle I was born and came out as good as I did.

The Mercy Of Hashem

It must be difficult. You have that precious gem, that beautiful gold. I feel badly even asking.

Returned Check Fee

Five months later, Mr. Levy's check bounced because of insufficient funds. The gmach was charged a $25 returned check fee.

Conversation Builders

Ideas we feel compelled to share, insights we're desperate to impart, powerful experiences we reveal are all contagious, Torah conversations that are contagious build a Home for the Divine Presence.

Let Torah Unite Us

As Purim approaches, and as we open the megillah, I can’t help but think about how, sadly, we are too often united because of dangers facing our people.

Parshas Teruma

Vol. LXVIII No. 9 5777 New York City CANDLE LIGHTING TIME March 3, 2017–5 Adar, 5777 5:31 p.m. NYC E.S.T. Sabbath Ends: 6:32 p.m. NYC E.S.T. Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam...

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Teruma: Lessons from Oz and the Voice of God

In fact, loudness and brightness are not intrinsically Godly at all. On the contrary, the truer place to find God is in the still-small voices all around us.

The Art of Imagination

Yeshivoth are producing students with a prodigious amount of Jewish knowledge, but are they serving the students and are the Yeshivoth producing real Torah scholars or just walking encyclopedias?

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

Goldman's case would be the first time the Supreme Court considered a service member’s right of Free Exercise as protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution.

Parshat Mishpatim

The importance of working hard in advance to prevent problems can be seen in this week's parsha.

Parshas Shekalim

Dvar Torah for Parshas Shekalim by well known author, teacher and lecturer, Rabbi Aba Wagensberg.

Shabbos Mevorchim Adar

Those born in Adar are charitable, great listeners and good companions.

Another Family Torn Asunder

I wish this were the case. To be sure, each family crisis is its own unique tragedy, but the common thread of hatred is always there. And no, it is not a rare occurrence, unfortunately.

Looking For Family (Bava Batra 115a)

If the deceased left no children, no descendants of his children, no father and no siblings, one looks further up the paternal family tree to see whether a grandfather survived him.

Perpetual Aspirations

The obvious question is why Hashem decided to give this mitzvah right at the time when we were leaving Mitzrayim?

Daf Yomi

If Goats Had Wheels ‘The Goats Ate Husked Barley’ (Bava Basra 36a)

Q & A: A Missed Torah Reading (Part XIII)

Question: If a person was ill on Shabbos and unable to go to shul to hear Keri’at haTorah, must he have someone read it to him in shul upon his recovery? Sincerely, Isaac Greenberg

Our Torah Heritage

At a certain point, he returned home, and his uncle noticed that his appearance had changed.

Modeh Bemiktzat Oath In The Case Of Partial Admission (Siman 75:4)

The security interest is equivalent to heilach, tendering payment of the debt, because it empowers the court to seize and sell the defendant’s land to cover the debt.

Witness Falsehood

So I can't testify without raising the issue of Mr. Gold's disqualification? asked Mr. Hyman.

A Nudge From Hashem

There are 613 commandments in the Torah. Why does Mishpatim, the first law code, begin where it does, concerned with slavery and freedom?

Miracle In A Jerusalem Cab

We were not familiar with the process of wiring money to Israel when I got engaged, so I was just waiting for the money to come by mail.

What Should Be The Main Goal Of Jewish Education?

I have fond memories of my trips to Israel with my eighth grade classes for over twenty-five years.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Mishpatim: Can an Angel Be Wrong?

Towards the end of this week’s parsha, God speaks about a malach that he will send in front of the Jewish people but it is not clear what He is referring to. We will consider one understanding

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