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A Jewish Burial – Whatever The Price

1 Av 5776 – August 4, 2016
After several sleepless days, the team had been able to speak with the Guamanian and United States funeral homes, the airline, and the widow.

Lost Property The Status of the Shomer Aveidah

Clearly, one’s liability for guarding the lost ring depends on the interpretation of the Talmudic dictum of osek bemitzvah.

Shevua She’chal Bo

The sefer Harirai Kedem suggests a different understanding of the machlokes.

The Parsha Experiment – Matot-Masei: Israel’s Psychological Journey

The Torah is not just a list of laws and stories, So, how does the travel log in parshat Masei teach us some sort of timeless lesson?

Parshas Mattos-Mass’ei

29 Tammuz 5776 – August 3, 2016
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Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Matot: Menashe — The Odd Man Out

Why did Moshe include part of Menashe together with Gad and Reuven in the Transjordanian settlement?

Shabbos Mevorchim Menachem Av

24 Tammuz 5776 – July 29, 2016
He implored the talmid to come up with a way he could return the money without implicating himself.

Parshat Pinchas

In politics as in business, the ability to deliver matters.

The Voice Inside

23 Tammuz 5776 – July 28, 2016
Being examined by a doctor was causing his patients to be nervous, and that was contributing to the rise in their blood pressure.

Q & A: HaGomel And Air Travel (Part VI)

Question: I am very appreciative and, if I might add, flattered that you answer and publish many of my questions. Due to your superior knowledge, I am always confident when I send in a question that I will receive a proper response. I wonder if you could address whether one should say Birkat HaGomel after flying even though flying is statistically safer than driving. Also, do women say HaGomel as well or only men? Menachem

Daf Yomi

A Tale Of Two Cities ‘The Destructive Force Does Not Distinguish Between Good And Evil’ (Bava Kamma 60a)

The Three Weeks And The Nine Days

According to Rav Moshe Feinstein, the First Period commences on the morning of the Seventeenth of Tammuz rather than the night following the Sixteenth of Tammuz.

Pinchas: Intimacy and Holiness

In last week's parsha, it looks like the people finally began to trust in God. But now, suddenly, idolatry? What happened? How did the people fail so quickly?

Kana’im Pogim Bo

Pinchas fulfilled the halacha of kana’im pogim bo whereby a kana’i (zealot) is granted permission to kill people performing specific aveiros.

Mitzvah Brings Mitzvah

Somehow, though I loved being in Israel, I didn’t feel that way at all.

One Or Both?

"Could you please take my wallet?" Menachem asked. "I have two thousand cash in it. Make sure to put it in the safe."

The Guarantors

We want our children to have self-esteem. Can there be a greater generator of self-esteem in children than their knowing they were chosen to be the guarantors of the Torah?

Parshas Pinchas

22 Tammuz 5776 – July 27, 2016
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ABCs of Tisha B’Av & the Three Weeks

Napoleon said referring to the Jews, "Certainly a people which has mourned the loss of their Temple for so long, will merit to see it rebuilt!"

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Pinchas: Midian, Moab and Yisrael

The fact it was specifically Midianite and Moabite women involved with Jewish men {Moshe and men involved with Ba'al Peor) shows that an existential bond existed between these nations and Israel.

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