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Rabbi Soloveitchik and his Paradoxical Influence: An Answer to a Friend

Rabbi Cardozo responds to a letter concerning his article on Rav Soloveitchik (zt"l)

From Linear To Spatial

Directing us in the right direction like a compass, teachings on the Parshat Ki Tisa from Rabbi Weinberg

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Ki Tissa: Prayer and the Jewish Mission

Paradoxically, the sin of the calf ended up strengthening Moshe and the Jewish people with a new consciousness.

Purim Guide for the Perplexed

Rules, halachot, laws and history for Purim. Have a Happy Purim!

More On Family Breakdowns

A very sad reality exists today: Not only contemptuous children who are abusive and denigrate their parents but parents-and extended family- very often guilty of the same negative behavior

Purim and the Challenge of the Holocaust

Jews have been an ever-dying people that never died, experiencing a continuous resurrection, like the dry bones Yechezkel saw in the valley. Purim, like the Jewish nation, will never cease.

Q & A: Reading The Megillah (Part II)

Question: If someone heard Megillat Esther in shul and later reads it at home for his wife and family, must he recite the blessings? Menachem

Paying Part Of The Claim And Denying The Balance (Siman 75:6)

The irrevocable consequences of taking a false Modeh Bemiktztat oath of partial admission would deter him from employing such delay tactics.

Too Late

Barry brought over the motorized bike, and Saul put it away in a spare room. A month later, Barry returned. A week passed and he did not come to pick up his bike.

Daf Yomi

What Was She Thinking? ‘I Did So Only To Please My Husband’ (Bava Basra 49b)

A Purim Nes

He was used to my premonitions. So I called my labor coach she said she would bring her car close to where I was staying.

Holidays And Loose Pockets

The whole purpose of any holiday is for one to separate from the vanities of the world and [cling] to Hashem and His Torah.

The Megillah Of 5777

Donald Trump’s election was a complete surprise to many. In fact every poll predicted that he would lose. How were they all so wrong?

Who Is Honored?

In parshat Tetzaveh, for once Moses, the hero, the leader, the liberator, the lawgiver, is offstage. Instead our focus is on his elder brother Aaron who, elsewhere, is often in the background.

Purim And The Joy Of Life

Granted, these might be additional reasons to celebrate, but isn’t life a much greater reason?

Kitchen Sink And All: What’s Included In The Sale Of A House? (Bava Batra...

According to Jewish law and indeed any law, the best way to avoid such unpleasant situations is to be very specific in the contract of sale.

Transformations

Whether it's cabbage or Kohenic clothing,the recipe of colors Scarlet, Purple, and Turquoise render impressive results.

Redeeming Relevance: The Torah’s Atomic Weapon

Man is attracted to the short cut that the supernatural road provides; there is a place for the supernatural in God’s world. It is tucked away under lock and key not for us to use.

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem – Send It Over

We must aim our tefillos like an intercontinental Ballistic Missile and send it straight to the Kodesh Hakedashim.

Parshas Terumah

Rabbi Aba Wagensberg on Parshas Terumah-Have a wonderful Shabbos!

Did Shlomo HaMelech Have the Wrong Focus?

There was a subtlety in which Shlomo was lacking.

Fanfare and Trimmings – Parshat Truma

The instruction to place the Testimony in the ark seems repetitive,

Family Breakdown

The Rebbetzin's thoughts and response to the subject.of the tragic breakdowns in Torah families.

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