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Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis

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Posted on: December 10th, 2015

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Question: When a stranger approaches a congregant in shul asking for tzedakah, should the congregant verify that the person’s need is genuine? Furthermore, what constitutes tzedakah? Is a donation to a synagogue, yeshiva, or hospital considered tzedakah? Zvi Kirschner (Via E-Mail)

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: December 10th, 2015

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t was not Joseph but Judah who conferred his identity on the people; Judah who became the ancestor of Israel’s greatest king, David; Judah from whom the messiah will be born. Why Judah and not Joseph? The answer undoubtedly lies in the beginning of Parshat Vayigash,

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Posted on: December 10th, 2015

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The Talmud tells us that a lamp is lit over the head of each unborn child in its mother’s womb, enabling it to perceive all the ways of God throughout the world.

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Posted on: December 10th, 2015

JudaismParshaThe 10 Minute Parsha

Tackling the story of Sale of Joseph & learning how to reconcile relationships with those we love

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Posted on: December 10th, 2015

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Mixed with the signals sent & received, some are ignored, most blatantly, Dinah's "Going Out."

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Posted on: December 10th, 2015

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Earlier in history, the Beis HaMikdash had been the center of life, the pride of every Jew.

Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis
 

Posted on: December 9th, 2015

JudaismRebbetzin's Viewpoint

Before the Holocaust our family in Hungary had nearly 90 rabbis; after, my father alone survived

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Posted on: December 9th, 2015

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As is evident from the Rambam, when one lights Chanukah candles higher than 20 amos it is not considered a ner Chanukah at all.

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Posted on: December 9th, 2015

JudaismParshaRedeeming Relevance / Rabbi Francis Nataf

Yosef’s tale illustrates that "clothes don't make the man"

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Posted on: December 7th, 2015

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Hanukah Cheer from David Herman, Jerusalem's troubadour.

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Posted on: December 6th, 2015

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The 10 year reign of Shlomtzion, one of only 2 women to rule over Judea, was peaceful & prosperous

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Menorah. South African Jewish Museum, Cape Town. Photo: Menachem Wecker.
 

Posted on: December 6th, 2015

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The great Jewish mistake was thinking the more we became like others, the more accepted we'd become

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Jewish Holidays' Guide for the Perplexed by Yoram Ettinger
 

Posted on: December 6th, 2015

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Fun Fact: The organizers of the Boston Tea Party were referred to as “the modern day Maccabees.”

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Posted on: December 4th, 2015

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How apropos that the letter Ayin, with a numerical value of seventy, is associated with the month of Teves.

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Posted on: December 4th, 2015

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Yehuda, in an act of moral courage, readily admits his sin.

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Posted on: December 4th, 2015

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Although the word melacha is translated as work, in reference to Shabbos it connotes something entirely different.

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Posted on: December 4th, 2015

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We traced her family history and discovered that she is actually Jewish. She was so excited.

Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis
 

Posted on: December 4th, 2015

JudaismRebbetzin's Viewpoint

By thanking G-d for His kindnesses & by saying “thank you” we can acquire the attribute of gratitude

Rabbi Avi Weiss
 

Posted on: December 4th, 2015

JudaismParsha

Jacob's response to his sons' feud reversed the actions of his youth-he sends Joseph to reconcile

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Posted on: December 3rd, 2015

JudaismAsk the Rabbi

Question: When a stranger approaches a congregant in shul asking for tzedakah, should the congregant verify that the person’s need is genuine? Furthermore, what constitutes tzedakah? Is a donation to a synagogue, yeshiva, or hospital considered tzedakah? Zvi Kirschner (Via E-Mail)

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