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For I Am Holy

6 Iyyar 5776 – May 13, 2016
Yearning and striving for holiness is a testament to one's love and devotion to the Creator.

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem -Sefirah Days Are Chol HaMoed!

“These days of counting are similar to the days of Chol HaMoed that are in between the first and last day of Sukkos . . .”

In Search Of Jewish Identity

As Jews became defined by religion, Christians could work to convert them--You can change your religion but you cannot change your race

Three’s A Crowd

5 Iyyar 5776 – May 12, 2016
"I'll deal with Levi later," said Reuven. "I'll explain to him that my brother needs it."

Daf Yomi

The Recanted Testimony ‘A Solitary Witness Said To Him’ (Kiddushin 65b)

Rebuke: The Malpractice Of A Mitzvah

The answer to this question is based on understanding the connection one Jew has to another.

Q & A: Sefirat HaOmer Questions (Part II)

Question: What if someone counted the Omer but forgot to utter the blessing – has he fulfilled his obligation? Also, why is a blessing necessary altogether? There is no blessing for the counting of the zayin nekiyim. M. Goldman Miami Beach, FL

Sefirah: Before Or After Aleinu?

Since we daven Shacharis and Musaf together, perhaps they are considered one tefillah.

Honoring Abusive Parents (Kiddushin 31a)

The parents, by straining the tolerance of their children to the breaking point, pushed them to the brink of disrespect.

Shabbos Energy

Apart from that, the Oneg was a great success with inspiring divrei Torah and singing until late.

An Unyielding Marriage of 3500+ Years: Yom Ha’atzmauth

No marriage has lasted so long, been so deep in its commitment and so overwhelming in its love as the one between the Jews and their homeland-more than 3,500 years and going strong.

Parshas Kedoshim

4 Iyyar 5776 – May 11, 2016
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Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Kedoshim: We Need to Choose

In this week’s parsha, the Torah further develops the statement that opens Parshat Kedsohim, the need to be 'Kadosh.'

Uruguay Introduces Prayer for Israel Independence Day

The new prayer, titled "Al Hanisim le'Yom Haatzamaut" (For the Miracles for the Day of Independence), was composed by Chief Rabbi Ben-Tzion Spitz, and Dr. Avi Shmidman

The Mouse Made Me Do It!

1 Iyyar 5776 – May 9, 2016
The 'Mouse' that roars...

Shabbos Mevorchim Iyar

29 Nisan 5776 – May 6, 2016
The sign of the powerful bull (shor) is symbolic of Iyar (Taurus), while the part of the body representative of the month is the neck.

Not So Famous Amos

If I say the word Amos, what is the first word that comes into our minds?

Parshat Achrei Mot

The importance of uniforms is underscored in this week's parsha.

Be A Blessing

The charge of G-d is not “Be blessed” but “Be a blessing” and it has been in our DNA since Avraham our Father

Guard Your Influence (Conclusion)

It is quite a mind-shift to look at your life from the future. This entails thinking about your greatest legacy, how will one be remembered?

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