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Lessons From the Parsha: Don’t Raise Your Hand – Parshat Shemot

Rashi notes Moshe's use of the future tense when addressing the two fighting Israelites.

Lollipops Don’t Fall From The Sky

Ever optimistic and full of faith, the Rebbetzin offers strong guidance and inspiration to a Baalas Teshuva who is waiting to meet her Basherte

House Hunting 101

Our poor daughter well remembers her highly-anticipated bat mitzvah trip with us to Israel, that unfortunately fell far short of her expectations.

Daf Yomi

No Trespass ‘Two Gardens: One Above The Other…’ (Bava Metzia 118b)

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

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

One Nation, Indivisible

He explains that our nation is one unit – irrevocably tied together in a common fate. What happens to one affects another. The state of each individual impacts the whole.

Who Am I?

When Moses asks, “Who am I?” He feels himself unworthy and uninvolved. He may have been Jewish by birth, but he had not suffered the fate of his people. How, then, could he become their leader?

Burst Pipe

Mr. Lewis quickly called the owner above, Mr. Wasser, but the phone was busy. He ran upstairs and knocked on the door.

The Laws Of Debt Collection (Bava Metzia 113a)

When it comes to the payment of debts, halacha, like other systems of law, struggles with two competing concerns.

Shmot: If Midrash is Real, Why Isn’t It Peshat?

Rabbi Fohrman discusses the medrash and suggests we put ourselves into the eyes of Pharaoh's daughter to help us see that when we want to achieve something, God will help us find a way to do it.

Hashem’s Name

What we pronounce is very different from what we spell. It is like a kri u’kesiv, a word that is spelled one way in the Torah but which we have a mesorah to pronounce a different way.

Self-Transformation

People who endlessly pray for miracles tend to ignore the message of Moses' staff. They do not realize that each time Moses uses that staff he is pointing to an opportunity of self-transformation.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Shemot: Of Faith and Flexibility

While Moshe may have eventually become even greater than the avos, we must always strive for the faith of his predecessors and for the inner flexibility that such true faith brings with it.

Calling for Religious Unity Only Leads to Division

Nobody doubts that unity of the Jewish people is of crucial importance. Still, we have to ask ourselves if in all cases unity is really THE highest value to strive for.

Saying Tehillim The Right Way

How can we say Tehillim with more meaning?

‘Never Forget Your Mission’

Rebbetzin Jungreis, though no longer with us, remains a great resource of wisdom and inspiration. Please read and be reminded of the great honor and mission it is being a Jew.

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

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

Tenant Broker

When the landlord deposited Shalom's final rent check, it was refused for insufficient funds. He asked Shalom to make good on the rent.

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