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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.

The Greatness Of Man

When a tzaddik uses a part of the world, he provides that portion with its purpose in existence.

Daf Yomi

For Lack Of Funds ‘Merchants in Sura Are Not in Violation of…’ (Bava Metzia 111a)

The Dancing Goat

Each month is aligned with a mazel, with Teves matching up with G’di – also known as Capricorn the Goat. What do we know about goats?

How Was Yosef Married?

Many believe that Bnei Yisrael, prior to mattan Torah, only had a status of Yisrael l’chumrah.

Jewish Time

Only a civilization based on forgiveness can construct a future that is not an endless repetition of the past. That, surely, is why Judaism is the only civilization whose golden age is in the future.

Good Things Come in Threes

There are people who come over to help us give the babies a bath. We have all learned to do this in assembly line fashion. We could not do it all alone.

A Change Of Name, A Change Of Mazal

I happily assured her that I did in fact have no doubt that the change of name had a lot to do with their new status.

Jacob’s Gift

Jacob lives. He lives in all who can drop the heavy burden carried by all since Adam and Eve, the belief that our imperfections will block us from tasting Paradise.

Vayechi: Who is Joseph’s Real Father?

In this video, the last of the book of Genesis, Rabbi Fohrman explores Joseph's tension between his commitments to Jacob and Pharaoh, and the meaning of his choice to bury Jacob in Canaan.

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem – Fly High!

We now have risen to an even higher world, and our perspective of the world is getting clearer.

Back Against The Wall

It was only Yehuda who stepped forward to protect Binyamin because he had committed himself to the cause.

The Jew’s Calling Card

Our sages ask, “Who is wise? He who can learn from every person.” Is that realistic? Jew and gentile, young and old, nasty and nice – can we really learn from everyone? Evidently, yes.

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

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

What’s Your Currency?

If we didn’t understand the implications of the moment, or if we didn’t view them as monumental, they would pass as any other of millions of events we live through.

Daf Yomi

Must Investments Be Invested? ‘The Parts of the Iska Are Interdependent’ (Bava Metzia 105a)

Incinerated Coupons Part II

There is also another distinguishing factor to consider. In all the above cases, the item is inherently of value only to one person.

Slavery, Independence, And Work Ethics (Bava Metzia 76b)

The freedom to quit a job in the middle, like the exercise of all freedom, may need to be restrained to the extent that it hurts innocent people.

Soldiers In Hashem’s Army

The scene was surreal. We could hear the battle raging in Aza, but in the host’s realm there was relaxation, conversation, and the bubbly voice of our grandson.

Krias Shema, Now?

Since Yaakov was in the middle of the first pasuk of Krias Shema he was unable to interrupt himself, even to inquire about the wellbeing of his son the king.

Guard Your Tongue

This problem of speech control not only affects adults but also children in Day Schools and Yeshivot.

Vayigash: The Epic Confrontation Between Judah and Joseph

In this week's parsha, Judah offers to sacrifice himself instead of Benjamin, because Jacob's soul is bound up in the soul of Benjamin. Where do we see the same language used centuries later?

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