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A Leopard Can’t Change Its Spots, But A Man Can…

21 Adar II 5776 – March 31, 2016
If a person is locked into the idea that he cannot change, then in fact he won’t be able to. To such a person, the Torah has no relevance.

To Eat, Or Not To Eat

What is the logic of kashrut? And why are they placed here in parshat Shemini? AND what is their connection with the sanctuary?

Prayer Is The Foundation

In our “enlightened” world the voice of prayer has become muted; regarded as something only a naïve, unenlightened person can take seriously

In the Present

We are connected to our past, not by feeble attempts to recreate history, but by the awareness with which we live in the present.

Shemini: Why Keep Kosher?

21 Adar II 5776 – March 30, 2016
What if there was a way for us to think about kosher that makes sense and can strengthen our relationship with God?

The Giants of Hevron

The Jews of Hevron sanctify His Name daily by living in the resting place of our holy Forefathers, sacrificing their own comfort for the greater good of the Nation

Sharing the Joy

15 Adar II 5776 – March 25, 2016
Esther experienced the Purim story as God making us happy with our efforts; she wanted us to emulate God by helping each other rejoice in our striving.

Daf Yomi

15 Adar II 5776 – March 24, 2016
It’s In The Will ‘A Non-Jew Receives His Father’s Estate’ (Kiddushin 17b)

Q & A: May A Girl Share Her Mother-In-Law’s Name?

Question: I am seriously dating a girl who has a similar name to my mother. My mother’s name is Pischa and the girl’s name is Pesha. Since both names arguably derive from the word Pesach, would it be a problem for me to potentially marry this girl? Name Witheld Via E-Mail

One Seder Plate Too Many

He hadn’t even bothered to think of a plausible excuse as to why they had suddenly found a spare Seder dish and he hoped they wouldn’t ask him any questions.

Monkeys, Amalek, & Gigantic Seesaws

What will happen when finally Amalek is indeed eradicated? Will the 558th commandment become obsolete? Will the eternal Torah then only have 612 mitzvos?

Canceling A Stipulation

After a year of being on his best behavior, Chaim asked his father if he would be willing to cancel the stipulations. "I walk around nervous thinking that if I slip on the conditions I lose the car," he said.

Hashem And Man: Master And Servant

He had so eliminated bad character traits from his heart that he would feel nothing negative.

Lessons From Removing The Ashes

I would suggest that even if one is confident that he can keep his clothing dirty, there is still reason to change one’s attire.

Understanding Sacrifice

What was sacrifice in Judaism and why does it remain important, at least as an idea, even today?

Independence And Dependence

Eretz Yisrael is a land of magic, a land where G-d Himself resides another proof that He has not forsaken us

Tzav: How Can I Confront Sacrifices?

14 Adar II 5776 – March 23, 2016
How can a modern day reader of Torah, understand and relate to the concept of animal sacrifices, Korbanot?

The Making of an Enemy; The Birth of a Nation: Amalek

Amalek is seared into Jewish consciousness as the ultimate enemy of Israel and the source of Haman

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