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The Fast Of The Bechorim

14 Nisan 5776 – April 21, 2016
First, the makka occurred on the first night of Pesach, not on Erev Pesach. Why, then, fast on Erev Pesach?

Daf Yomi

Polite And Respectful ‘It Is Audacious To Appoint One’s Father A Shliacht’ (Kiddushin 45b)

Q & A: Seder Requirements

Question: What is the minimum amount of matzah a person must consume if he finds eating it difficult? Additionally how absolute is the requirement not to eat anything after the afikoman? Menachem

Selling Someone Else’s Chametz

Since this action is for the other person's clear benefit, you are considered a 'self-appointed' agent.

Still a Nation That Dwells Alone

Most Jews are not naïve but liberals who want to believe in a higher civilization –one that shuns cruelty and barbaric savagery, therefore they refuse to learn from our past.

Blessed Are Those Who Eat Chametz!

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.

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