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Finding Clara

8 Adar II 5776 – March 17, 2016
We were pleasantly surprised, just after my wife lit the Shabbos candles, when Sonja’s face lit up and she exclaimed, “I remember my mother doing that!”

Half-Price Discount

"But when you buy two items, each one costs less," reasoned Mrs. Simcha. "How can you say that Mr. Sasson's was full cost and ours half-price?!"

Q & A: Purim Se’udah At Night?

Question: Taking into account the fact that one might have to travel on Purim day, may one make one’s Purim se’udah on Purim eve? No Name Please

The Grass Is Greener (Gittin 88b)

According to the Shach, the prohibition against erka’ot akum does not apply when Jewish litigants agree to litigate in front of a named non-Jewish judge.

Purim And The Joy Of Life

Magazine estimates that during this time his wealth increased at the rate of a million dollars an hour.

The Mitzvos In Parshas Zachor

This is the parshah we read on Purim morning, before we read the Megillah. Therefore, if a person missed Parshas Zachor, he can make it up for it on Purim with the leining of parshas Vayavo Amalek.

‘Not The Horse I Wanted’

“Noch azoy ah churbon"--after such slaughter (the Holocaust) we must kiss every living Jew and embrace him with love”

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Vayikra: Torat Kohanim and the Torah on One Foot

Vayikra, the Torah’s middle book, gives the critical light to the Torah's other books around it.

Parshas Vayikra

7 Adar II 5776 – March 16, 2016
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Vayikra: How To Read the Book of Vayikra

Aleph Beta helps us learn how to read the perplexing book of Leviticus.

The Curse of Fluency

3 Adar II 5776 – March 13, 2016
The quality of our prayers may have to take precedence over quantity, some may no longer work for us

No Late Lions In The Temple

2 Adar II 5776 – March 11, 2016
When a lion roars, who is not afraid?

Guard Your Influence (IV)

At its worst, nearly 200,000 'fare-beaters' daily entered NY City's transit system without paying

Q & A: Amen (Part X)

1 Adar II 5776 – March 10, 2016
What is the exact meaning of amen and where does the word come from? David H. (Via E-Mail)

Daf Yomi

Filling In The Blanks ‘Esrog Similar To A Tree In Three Ways…’ (Kiddushin 2b-3a)

Mixed Money

"Similarly, aside from the amount that is certain, you don't know whether anything more was put in the container." (C.M. 75:9)

Columbus Discovered America – Hashem Invented It

Frank didn’t create the process; he doesn’t even know which ingredients go into the mixture.

Good Intentions

A person is only rewarded for listening to Hashem’s command if he does so with the intention to do so.

Five Minutes

The fact that I was in a hurry made me think I should just take the card from him and open it for him.

On The Move

Like our bodies, our souls were not made for sitting still. We were made for moving, learning, searching, striving, growing

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