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Connectivity & Sensitivity

12 Iyyar 5776 – May 19, 2016
We are all familiar with the idea of preparing for matan Torah, but in which way does counting the days help us become worthy of receiving the Torah?

There Are Many Ways To Get What You Want

Dani unwrapped the book and was very happy as it was exactly what he wanted.

Daf Yomi

In Spite Of The Consequences ‘There Is Birtha di’Satya In Babylon’ (Kiddushin 72a)

Firewood

"Do you really think it's theirs?" asked Shlomie. "They're only kids."

Q & A: More Sefirah Questions (Part I)

Question: Is there a requirement to say “Hineni muchan u’mezuman…” before Sefirat HaOmer? Also if a person arrives late for Maariv, should he count sefirah first with the minyan or proceed immediately to Maariv? Moshe Jakobowitz Brooklyn, NY

The Torah’s System Of Self-Perfection

This mitzvah seems very difficult to understand. The answer lies in our understanding how our middos are shaped.

Sukkot’s Uniqueness

In a way not shared by any other festival, Sukkot celebrates the dual nature of Jewish faith: the universality of G-d and the particularity of Jewish existence.

May A Kohen’s Pregnant Wife Enter A Cemetery?

On the other hand, perhaps the fetus she is carrying is a male, and she is obligated to ensure that he does not become tamei.

Powerful ‘Regards’

The Hebrew word for coincidence is 'mikreh.' It comes from “karah min Hashem – it happened from G-d.” G-d arranges our footsteps.” You must only learn how to listen.

Parshas Emor

11 Iyyar 5776 – May 18, 2016
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Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Emor II: No Time to Think

The Torah is telling us something here: Though we may sometimes act too rashly, there are times when rash action is the only way to prevent a complete catastrophe.

Helping Our Divorced Brothers And Sisters

7 Iyyar 5776 – May 15, 2016
The difference between becoming widowed and becoming a divorcee is the former evokes compassion while the latter suffer differently enduring gossip

For I Am Holy

6 Iyyar 5776 – May 13, 2016
Yearning and striving for holiness is a testament to one's love and devotion to the Creator.

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem -Sefirah Days Are Chol HaMoed!

“These days of counting are similar to the days of Chol HaMoed that are in between the first and last day of Sukkos . . .”

In Search Of Jewish Identity

As Jews became defined by religion, Christians could work to convert them--You can change your religion but you cannot change your race

Three’s A Crowd

5 Iyyar 5776 – May 12, 2016
"I'll deal with Levi later," said Reuven. "I'll explain to him that my brother needs it."

Daf Yomi

The Recanted Testimony ‘A Solitary Witness Said To Him’ (Kiddushin 65b)

Rebuke: The Malpractice Of A Mitzvah

The answer to this question is based on understanding the connection one Jew has to another.

Q & A: Sefirat HaOmer Questions (Part II)

Question: What if someone counted the Omer but forgot to utter the blessing – has he fulfilled his obligation? Also, why is a blessing necessary altogether? There is no blessing for the counting of the zayin nekiyim. M. Goldman Miami Beach, FL

Sefirah: Before Or After Aleinu?

Since we daven Shacharis and Musaf together, perhaps they are considered one tefillah.

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