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Lesser Of Two Evils

Why do we allow a Jew to shecht on Shabbos when there are other ways of providing the ill person with meat?

Aleph Beta: Lech Lecha: Was Abraham The First Wandering Jew?

God just promised Abraham the land. Why is it that, though God keeps reassuring that this land is his, he refuses to settle down?

The Phantom & The Man

We meet two different Abrahams in the Torah text and the Midrash. The spiritual giant, hero, and Tzaddik of the Midrash is almost a phantom in the written text. Which is real?

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Lech Lecha: Avoiding Too Much Virtue

While we read of tests of Avraham, it is clear that Sarah endured tests of her own. According to Ramban, she failed her test in her treatment of Hagar

Tefillah: A Meeting with Hashem – A Personal Request

B’chol dirachecha da’eihu, vehu yiyasher orchosecha – In all your ways know Him and He will smooth your paths

Hashem Hates Thievery

Rashi is troubled that thievery is being treated as the pivotal point of the world’s existence. There are many sins that are worse.

‘Can I Trust Him?’

An engrossing tale of a complex shidduch issue-A wonderful shidduch except for one thing: The wonderful young man is not that observant. What should she do?

Daf Yomi

Ensnarement and Atonement ‘The Only Proper Guarding Of Coins Is In The Ground’ (Bava Metzia 42a)

Q & A: Replacing A Monument (Part II)

Question: Is there anything in Jewish law that prohibits replacing an old, existing matzeivah (tombstone) with a new, better one? I would greatly appreciate your response to this question. A Reader Tucson, AZ

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Noach: Of Facts and Narratives: Postmodernism and the Ohr HaChaim

The Torah itself presents parallel narratives of the same stories, thereby showing that the same events can truthfully be constructed in more than one way.

Who Stole?

The two were the same height and dressed similarly, so Shlomie could not discern who had taken the money.

A Stolen Teivah?

As long as an individual is still alive and his possessions are still intact, they belong to him – and one may not steal them.

Are Finders Keepers?

The Torah requires us to return lost property to its owner. It follows that if the lost property has no owner, there is no duty to return it and the finder may keep it.

A Supreme Act Of Love Revisited

What happened to Robert Najberg’s mother? I have no clue; I can’t find any information.

Traveling With Grace

Edy turned around and saw that her sister was trapped underneath the trolley that had rolled on top of her.

The Still Voice (Kol)

The mention of kol is referenced in dozens of places in the Torah, and each time it appears, one is filled with wonder and amazement in its powerful and profound implication and meaning.

The True Measure of a Man

God doesn't need a slave to order and say: Build an ark! He could have made it in a second. God desires a partner. It is up to us to rise to that role. Noah's greatness was that he figured it out.

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

The Air Force’s defense was that the Constitution only protected a genuine religious law; not a personal preference. Wearing a yarmulke, they argued, was not the law.

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