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Blessed Are Those Who Eat Chametz!

13 Nisan 5776 – April 21, 2016
Pesach, the holiday that symbolizes the formation of the Jewish people, reminds us that sometimes we need to remove the evil inclination entirely so as not to fall victim to it.

Pesach Festival

13 Nisan 5776 – April 20, 2016
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Pesach: Fear, Discomfort and Growth

What shall we be free of this Pesach? It is the holiday of Freedom, isn’t it?

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem – E-ZPass To Olam Haba?

8 Nisan 5776 – April 15, 2016
Witnessing the ten plagues, that spark was fanned into a roaring flame of faith, and they woke up, until they actually lived based on that faith. How?

Waiting On The Sideline

In this week's portion, the man, having been officially declared impure, is now ready for the end of his nightmare beginning his process of purification,

Man Plans…

7 Nisan 5776 – April 14, 2016
I was dumbstruck. I couldn’t help but laugh. Here we thought the idea was my husband’s but obviously the idea came from somewhere else.

Daf Yomi

A Year And A Day ‘Hashem...Completes The Years Of The Righteous’ (Kiddushin 38a)

Q & A: Joshua Marries Rahab (Redux) (Part III)

Question: I am a psychology professor at McGill University who is doing an MA in Jewish studies. My thesis topic is the history of interpretation of the story of Rachav Hazona. In the course of my research I was trying to understand how the Midrash derived that Rahab converted.

The Four Cups Of Pesach

However, if one did not recline during three or four of the cups we would require him to drink them again and recline.

Neglect To Save

"Preventing loss is also included in the mitzvah of hashavas aveidah," answered Rabbi Dayan.

I Am Never Wrong

This concept has great relevance to us both on the receiving as well as on the giving end.

The Power Of Shame

Social media brought about a return to an ancient phenomenon, public shaming providing us a way of understanding the otherwise bewildering phenomenon of tsara’at,

Metzora: What Do Tumah and Tahara Mean Today? Part II

This week, in Metzora, we'll dive a little deeper to find the meaning embedded in the strange rituals of becoming tahor, ritually pure.

Song Of Thanks

What is the meaning of Dayenu? Why does it play such a central role in our Pesach Seder?

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Metzorah: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?

Man in his ideal form is described as a speaker. Fitting that the sin most closely associated with tzaraat is misuse of speech.

Parshas HaChodesh: Fostering Newness

1 Nisan 5776 – April 8, 2016
The Jewish people do not usher in months like the rest of the world.

Guard Your Influence (V)

This Torah family, despite being in mourning, truly understood the value of every act and how it could change the world.

It’s Not Fair!

29 Adar II 5776 – April 7, 2016
Before Hashem created the world, He thought (if it could be) to create it with the middas hadin – strict justice.

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