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Daf Yomi

Repulsive And Disgraceful ‘The Holy One…Does Not Cause Mishaps To The Righteous’ (Gittin 7a)

Snake Eyes

The snake didn’t have an intrinsic craving for Chava. Only after he looked did he start desiring her.

Q & A: Tzedakah (Part XXII)

Question: When a stranger approaches a congregant in shul asking for tzedakah, should the congregant verify that the person’s need is genuine? Furthermore, what constitutes tzedakah? Is a donation to a synagogue, yeshiva, or hospital considered tzedakah? Zvi Kirschner (Via E-Mail)

Look Before You Leap

Ramban says the Patriarchs were considered to be Jews, meaning they kept the Torah and all its Commandments, while living in the Land of Canaan.

Locking In The Moment

Obviously, this wasn’t the first time Yaakov read Shema. He had accepted Hashem’s dominion on a daily basis for decades. But this was a new level of understanding he was only able to obtain through these powerful emotions.

Outstanding Loan

"What is the problem, then?" asked Mrs. Rhein. "We can pay $5,000; the payment from the summer and what we owe for now."

Reframing

Joseph reframed his entire past, now understanding himself charged with a life-saving mission by God

Yosef’s Proof

Some have pointed out that the Gemara says that priyah was not an obligation until Maamad Har Sinai.

Snow Day

It was only later in the day, during afternoon carpool, that things abruptly spun out of control. Literally.

A Time To Remember (Part Two)

I have often taught that whatever pain or challenge assails us, the parshah of the week will always guide and comfort us

Aleph Beta: Vayigash: A Speech That Turns The Tide

In Parshat Vayigash, we witness Judah's epic monologue to Joseph change the course of history --

Happy Chanukah!

2 Tevet 5776 – December 14, 2015
Perhaps the greater miracle of Chanukah was the Chashmonaim's envisioning a miraculous Jewish future

Chanukah Lessons

30 Kislev 5776 – December 11, 2015
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Parashat Miketz: The Wine-Bearer and the Baker

Was it not obvious that these dreams foretold the wine-bearer’s reinstatement and the baker’s execution?

Islam And Chanukah

Utilizing the hidden light of Chanukah, we can defeat Islam and Yishmael.

Guard Your Influence (I)

No year will exceed the seminary year in influencing the development of these young women.

Acting Even If Unsure Of The Outcome

Both Yehudah & Yehudah HaMaccabee were aware of their missions challenges, yet, they went forward

The Art Of Scouting

29 Kislev 5776 – December 10, 2015
Payment on the covenant began that fateful day Jacob sent Joseph from the valley of Hebron to search for his brothers.

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