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Daf Yomi

Avoiding A Catastrophe ‘A Ger And A Gentile Inherited…’ (Avoda Zara 64a)

“You Don’t Owe!”

The following day, Mr. Metzger called Mr. Rubin. "I appreciate your honesty," he said. "However, I reviewed the records, and I'm certain there's no outstanding balance."

Time For Redemption

The Shaagas Aryeh explains that the Gemara that says that we will be redeemed in Nissan is referring to the set time for the geulah, which is in Nissan. However, Mashiach can actually come any month of the year, on any day.

The Call

We can be good at many things, but what gives a life direction and meaning is a sense of mission, of something we are called on to do. That is the significance of the opening word of today’s parsha, Vayikra.

Answering The Call

We explore life through the lens of Torah through the entire year. Now that Pesach approaches, we pause and listen as this week we hear God's loving call as if For The First Time.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Vayikra: Happy Sins

Obviously, sin and happy are not words that go together well. But, says Rabbi Yochanan, when people admit to and atone for their sins, that is cause for happiness.

Parshiyot Vayakheil-Pikudei

No opportunity is too small to make a difference.

Can You Look Me In The Eye And Lie? (Siman 79:1, Continued)

As for the debtor’s statement that he never borrowed money from the plaintiff, it has been undermined by the two witnesses who testified that he did.

The Power Of A Grateful Heart

Rebbetzin Jungreis (a”h) sharing her eternal wisdom. This week on the subjects of kindness, appreciation, and gratitude.

Collapsed Halacha and Moshe’s Mask

Are today’s rulings transformative, or do they promote stagnation? Shall we have prophetic halacha, or collapsed halacha? We have to re-create halacha so that it once again becomes the manifestation of holy deeds that generate marvel and amazement in every part of our lives.

Mysterious Magic

The Tabernacle was more dangerous than the Red Heifer because absolutely everything about its construction and functioning seems so mysterious

Q & A: A Bar Mitzvah Boy And The Four Parshiyot (Part I)

Question: Is a bar mitzvah boy allowed to read the four parshiyot in shul on behalf of the congregation? Elimelech Feldman

Free Sprinkles!

"Whoever came in contact with a corpse or was in a cemetery must also be sprinkled on twice beforehand with water that has ashes of the parah adumah, the red cow, mixed in."

The Unopened Gift

The water got warm, then hot, and then boiling hot. This was going too far. To pretend to myself is one thing. To feel like the water was hot is quite another.

Kasher LePesach Light Bulbs

If chametz became mixed with non-chametz on Pesach, the mixture is prohibited on Pesach even if the ratio of the permitted non‑chametz to the forbidden chametz is 1,000 to 1.

Daf Yomi

Who’s The Boss? ‘One Hired A Laborer To Assist Him In Yayin Nesech’ (Avodah Zarah 62a)

Due Recognition

Shame on all those who cannot recognize when they have such tremendous blessing right in front of their face.

Laziness Or Lack Of Motivation?

This is eye-opening, as it teaches us a fundamental concept. All growth requires change, and change requires energy.

Making Space

For two thousand years in the absence of a Temple its place was taken by the synagogue. Why, if the Torah is timeless, does it devote such space to what was essentially a time-bound structure? The answer is deep and life-transforming,

With A Melody In My Heart And A Pain In My Soul

Those Jewish souls that society had given up on as lost were cast into the vast ocean of apathy and indifference.

Is Halakhic Sophistication Always a Virtue?

Torah thoughts on this week's parsha, Vayakhel-Pekudei

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem – Pray With all Your Heart

We may have thought that the first thing Mordechai would do after hearing about the decree of annihilation would be to run to Queen Esther and work on annulling it through their diplomatic and political connections. But that is not what happened.

Gratitude: Great Pillar Of Our Faith

Rebbetzin Jungreis, a”h, providing guidance on Hakarat haTov--gratitude. Our thanks to you Rebbetzin Jungreis, a”h.

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