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Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem – Get Ready!

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

The Same Old Me

Anyone can appear spiritual and holy when he is davening or learning Torah.

The Abuse of Halacha: Keeping Halacha Under Control

The book of Bereishit keeps Halacha under control. It restricts and regulates it, and ensures that it will not wreak havoc.

TORAH SHORTS: Parshat Toldot: Customized Teaching

Rav Hirsch claims had Isaac and Rebecca developed a unique curriculum that took into account Esau's love of nature, strength, skills and courage, it may have directed him to become a mighty man of God

Working Boy: A Mother-In-Law Responds

While my husband and I are all for learning, I feel this entire mindset about full-time learning needs to be re-examined, especially given the uncertain economic times in which we live.

I Have Yichus

Precisely because she came from the house of wicked people and wasn’t negatively influenced, she was considered greater than if she had been born into a house of holy people.

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

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

He's A Communist! ‘If He Calls Someone A Rasha…’ (Bava Metzia 71a)

The Phone Call

I had heard about these cousins a lot through the years. They lived together in Manhattan.

Scalpers (Bava Metzia 50b)

The right to a refund or to the return of the purchase price or the item, as the case may be, is subject to a time limit.

Vesein Tal U’Matar

If someone remembers during Minchah that he did not recite ya’aleh veyavo during Shacharis, he must similarly daven Shemoneh Esrei twice during Minchah.

Bus Order

David ordered a bus. He divided the cost among the fifty friends and wrote on the sign that each person would have to pay $32.

The Light Within – The Light Above

All Toledot - Relationships - begin with our relationship with ourselves.

‘All Have The Right To Ascend To Holiness’

Today there are many stumbling blocks that prevent people with disabilities from participating fully in services or even in Jewish education.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Toldot: The Uncertainty of Parenthood

On the one hand, we see that Rivkah was right about Ya’akov’s potential. On the other hand, we will never be sure who was right about Esav.

Shabbos Mevorchim Kislev

The Jewish nation thankfully emerged from their spiritual slumber just in time...

Parshat Chayei Sarah

People were stunned, but they got the message.

Parshas Chayei Sarah

Devar Torah on Parshas Chayei Sarah from the well known, Rabbi Aba Wagensberg.

Working Boy (Part II)

Do not deride those rabbis or seminary teachers who focus on learning, and by the same token, let us not label yeshivas and seminaries that are supportive of programs committed to learning and work.

When Ishmael Finally Repents

Ishmael helped spread the Big Lie...

Jewish Practice In The U.S. Military (VII)

The ongoing saga of the yarmulke wearing Dr. Simcha Goldman and the US Air Force

A Trip To Grandparents Saves The Day

After their short rest upstate, catching a few short hours of sleep, the father and son-in-law started the trek home.

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

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

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