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Run For Your Life

Upon receiving the call from Orit, Margolit thought that her daughter had already been informed about the attack and was calling about visiting Tomer.

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

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

Refined Liquid & Refracted Light

Firstly, why did Hashem communicate His loving Presence specifically with oil instead of anywhere else along the way?

Killing Out Shechem

The Ramban adds that although Yaakov knew that when his sons told Shechem and Chamor to circumcise the entire city that they were not intending on actually marrying in with this city.

The Isaac Covenant – Part II – A time for Renewed Jewish Pride

Though Hashem's incredible gift of the State of Israel (despite its flaws), we have truly entered into a new level of interaction with and relationship to the world around us-- "The Isaac Covenant.”

The Miracles We Often Overlook

As you enter the actual museum one becomes a little uneasy as you are explained that for the next one and a half hours you will be walking in total darkness.

The Foundation Stone: Parshas Vayishlach: Powerless Power

Jacob's power was powerless until it was used to empower his children. Talmud's great power to nurture complex thinking is powerless until it is used to empower us to think, question, and challenge

TORAH SHORTS: Parshat Vayishlach: The Darkness Will Pass

Rabbi Hirsch: "The goal of history is not that Jacob should be forced to merge into the mass of nations, but the reverse. The nations must come to understand that..."

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Vayishlach: Who Buried Rivkah?

The actual tale of Rivkah and Esav is of a mother who continued to care and love a delinquent child who became a problematic adult, proving she will always be his mother and he will always be her son.

The Purpose of Sefer Bereishit

The foremost point of departure in any halachic decision must be that all people are created in the image of God and that ALL human life is holy.

Sticks And Stones (Bava Metzia 59b)

In thirty-six different places the Torah warns us to be kind to people who have converted to Judaism.

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

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

Daf Yomi

Indeed, He Honored His Father ‘They Were Hired To Irrigate, But The River Dried Up’ (Bava Metzia 76b-77a)

An Historical Example Of Gam Zu L’tova

By 1939 when World War II broke out, Aliyat Ha'noar had brought over five thousand Jewish children and youth out of Europe to Palestine.

Old Receipts

Throughout the summer, Sara would keep the receipts of her expenses in a pencil case and submit them at the end of each week for cash reimbursement.

The Sensitivity Of A Tzaddik

For many years Rachel knew she was to marry Yaakov and be a matriarch of the Jewish people.

Tefillas Ma’ariv

I want to suggest that although ma’ariv is a voluntary tefillah in its essence, it differs from a nedavah.

Parshas Vayeitzai: When Calling For Action

Laban’s behavior is the paradigm of anti-Semites through the ages. It was not so much what Laban did that the Haggadah is referring to, but what his behavior gave rise to, in century after century.

The Birth Of The World’s Oldest Hate

Laban’s behavior is the paradigm of anti-Semites through the ages. It was not so much what Laban did that the Haggadah is referring to, but what his behavior gave rise to, in century after century.

The Debate On The ‘Working Boy’

The unquestioned benefits of learning and the necessary emunah to pursue learning full time.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Vayetzeh: Catch the Bull by the Horns… or get Gored

Like Rivkah before them, neither Rachel nor Leah created the situation that was about to have extraordinary influence on the rest of their lives and, ultimately, on the lives of countless others

Stop the Prayers!

Having trouble understanding what decorum should be in shul? Go watch (from without) services at the local church or Reform temple, where you can see how actual respect for a sanctuary is manifested.

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem – Get Ready!

Without vast preparation, one cannot even think of going to outer space.

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