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Redeeming Relevance: The Torah’s Atomic Weapon

Man is attracted to the short cut that the supernatural road provides; there is a place for the supernatural in God’s world. It is tucked away under lock and key not for us to use.

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem – Send It Over

We must aim our tefillos like an intercontinental Ballistic Missile and send it straight to the Kodesh Hakedashim.

Parshas Terumah

Rabbi Aba Wagensberg on Parshas Terumah-Have a wonderful Shabbos!

Did Shlomo HaMelech Have the Wrong Focus?

There was a subtlety in which Shlomo was lacking.

Fanfare and Trimmings – Parshat Truma

The instruction to place the Testimony in the ark seems repetitive,

Family Breakdown

The Rebbetzin's thoughts and response to the subject.of the tragic breakdowns in Torah families.

The Tabernacle’s Lesson

The story of the Creation of the World is told with the utmost brevity: a mere 34 verses. Why take some 15 times as long to tell the story of the Sanctuary?

Shulchan Aruch Choshen Mishpat (Siman 75:4)

For example, the defendant testifies that he repaid 180 dinarim but regarding the balance of 20 dinarim claims he does not owe it for the following reason

Q & A: Reading The Megillah (Part I)

Question: If someone heard Megillat Esther in shul and later reads it at home for his wife and family, must he recite the blessings? Menachem

Sale Of Land And Acceptance Of Torah Under Duress (Bava Batra 47b)

Consent, however, is an elastic phrase under Jewish law and can be stretched almost to breaking point.

Daf Yomi

A Tax Free Meal ‘A Town Whose Torah Scroll Was Stolen…' (Bava Basra 43a)

The Wings To Fly

One daughter flew in from the UK for a mere 50 hours – quite an amazing feat!

A Tribute To My Own Personal Angels

My mother had a difficult pregnancy. Some doctors said it was a miracle I was born and came out as good as I did.

The Mercy Of Hashem

It must be difficult. You have that precious gem, that beautiful gold. I feel badly even asking.

Returned Check Fee

Five months later, Mr. Levy's check bounced because of insufficient funds. The gmach was charged a $25 returned check fee.

Conversation Builders

Ideas we feel compelled to share, insights we're desperate to impart, powerful experiences we reveal are all contagious, Torah conversations that are contagious build a Home for the Divine Presence.

Let Torah Unite Us

As Purim approaches, and as we open the megillah, I can’t help but think about how, sadly, we are too often united because of dangers facing our people.

Parshas Teruma

Vol. LXVIII No. 9 5777 New York City CANDLE LIGHTING TIME March 3, 2017–5 Adar, 5777 5:31 p.m. NYC E.S.T. Sabbath Ends: 6:32 p.m. NYC E.S.T. Sabbath Ends: Rabbenu Tam...

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Teruma: Lessons from Oz and the Voice of God

In fact, loudness and brightness are not intrinsically Godly at all. On the contrary, the truer place to find God is in the still-small voices all around us.

The Art of Imagination

Yeshivoth are producing students with a prodigious amount of Jewish knowledge, but are they serving the students and are the Yeshivoth producing real Torah scholars or just walking encyclopedias?

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

Goldman's case would be the first time the Supreme Court considered a service member’s right of Free Exercise as protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution.

Parshat Mishpatim

The importance of working hard in advance to prevent problems can be seen in this week's parsha.

Parshas Shekalim

Dvar Torah for Parshas Shekalim by well known author, teacher and lecturer, Rabbi Aba Wagensberg.

Shabbos Mevorchim Adar

Those born in Adar are charitable, great listeners and good companions.

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