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Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis

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Posted on: November 5th, 2014

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It is a reprehensible approach for a proud Jew anywhere in the world to avoid using Israeli produce.

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Posted on: November 3rd, 2014

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Kabbalah teaches that mother Rachel symbolizes the Jewish People.

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Posted on: October 31st, 2014

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People love their GPS; just type in the address and it tells you exactly how to get to where you want to go.

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Posted on: October 31st, 2014

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In the same way as a married woman is precluded from marrying another man without a get, so too is this widow prohibited from marrying another man without chalitzah.

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Posted on: October 30th, 2014

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

The Ban Of The Communities ‘Impaired Chalitzah’ (Yevamos 26b)

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Posted on: October 30th, 2014

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Posted on: October 30th, 2014

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Question: I recently loaned money to a friend who has been able to repay only part of it. This was an interest-free loan. We exchanged a signed IOU, not a proper shtar with witnesses, since I have always trusted her integrity and only wanted a document that confirms what was loaned and what was repaid. Now that shemittah is approaching, what should I do? Should I forgive the loan? And if my friend is not able to repay it, may I deduct the unpaid money from my ma’aser requirement? Name Withheld

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Posted on: October 30th, 2014

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“My mother raised us to independence, all of us,” Rivka says, which certainly plays itself out in the fact that all three children have taken a different path.

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Posted on: October 30th, 2014

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

“ ‘We're almost out of stamps,’ I said. ‘I'll be happy to run over to the post office and pick up a supply.’ ”

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Posted on: October 30th, 2014

JudaismParsha

Bris Bein Habesarim affirmed that Hashem gave the land to Avraham’s children. It does not specify for how long. It did not guarantee the Jewish people eternal ownership of the land

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Posted on: October 30th, 2014

JudaismParsha

According to the Raavad if one who is uncircumcised breaks something he will be exempt from paying for it since he was chayav kares at the same time as he was obligated to repay for the item he broke.

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Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis
 

Posted on: October 30th, 2014

JudaismRebbetzin's Viewpoint

Why does Hebrew refer to mothers-in-law as "sunshine" when society often calls them the opposite?

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Posted on: October 30th, 2014

JudaismParsha

Having herself been victimized by Pharoah, Sarah should have been more sensitive to Hagar.

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Posted on: October 30th, 2014

JudaismParsha

Avram’s father was not impressed with the cleverness of his son. In fact, he was so unimpressed that he took him to Nimrod the king, who pronounced him an enemy of the state and attempted to execute him.

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Posted on: October 30th, 2014

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How do the stories in Lech Lecha help us understand the central tension of Abraham's life, legacy?

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Posted on: October 29th, 2014

JudaismParsha

Abraham did not govern society but instead was the representative of God’s kingdom on earth.

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Posted on: October 29th, 2014

JudaismParshaRedeeming Relevance / Rabbi Francis Nataf

Hagar grossly miscalculated her own merits and demonstrated a serious lack of gratitude for Sarai.

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Posted on: October 24th, 2014

JudaismParsha

Noach was the lonely man of faith living in a depraved world, full of wickedness.

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Posted on: October 24th, 2014

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Avraham became a great man during the 175 years of his life, while his predecessors became increasingly wicked, despite staggering knowledge, during their lifetimes of hundreds of years.

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Posted on: October 23rd, 2014

JudaismParsha

Shem realized that he owed his existence to his father who brought him into the world.

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