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Aleph Beta: Shoftim: The Significance of Saving Private Ryan‏

6 Elul 5775 – August 20, 2015
On the eve of battle, 4 groups can leave. Who are the 4 & what does it mean "allowed to go home"?

Flying Table

Mr. Steinberg ran downstairs to the ground floor. He saw that the table had fallen onto one of the cars sitting in the parking lot below.

A Tangled Tefillin Tale

Before divulging the reason for her call, she took quite a while to retrace the circuitous route that had led her to me.

The Religion Of Evolution

Everything you see – from the flower to the bee, from the oceans to the mountains, rivers, planets, the sun, the moon and the stars – all just sort of happened.

The Prophet And The King

The articles in this column are transcriptions and adaptations of shiurim by Rav Joseph Ber Soloveitchik, zt"l. The Rav's unique perspective on Chumash permeated...

Prime Time Prayer

When Moses ascended the mountain that first, fateful day of Elul, the shofar was sounded daily in the Camp of Israel, heralding his expected return.

The Hope And Promise Of Prophecy

Moshe wasn't the last of the prophets. How would Israel discern his true successors from the false?

Parshas Shoftim

5 Elul 5775 – August 19, 2015
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The Jewish Love Affair

Elul expresses the eternal almost incomprehensibly loving bond connecting Jews to HaShem

Fit For A King

We can suggest that since Hashem Himself appointed Dovid there is no question. The rules are only in place for when we must chose a king ourselves.

Rabbis for Nuclear Iran (Deal)

340 American rabbis announced they support the Nuclear Iran deal and want members of Congress to approve it.

The Yale Five (III)

1 Elul 5775 – August 16, 2015
The Yale 5 were treated liked pariahs by their fellow Jewish students; their beliefs rejected

A New Month And A New Me

30 Av 5775 – August 14, 2015
When we see the new moon at the start of each month, it is a sign from Hashem that we can renew ourselves spiritually.

Truth

The world is changing so fast and our youth are confronted with more information on a daily basis. There is nothing that we can do about it.

Daf Yomi

Truth Or Consequences ‘Consecrating The Non-Existent’ (Nedarim 85b)

Pruzbul

"I don't understand, though," objected Mr. Weiss. "If the Torah states that the loan should be remitted, how can Hillel institute that the creditor can collect, against Torah law?"

Q & A: Tzedakah (Part IV)

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)

May One Raze A Shul?

Perhaps a careful reading of the pesukim in the parsha will shed light on this dilemma.

The Cycle Of Life-Love Transcends All Boundaries

Upon awakening, I noticed several messages on my phone wishing me “mazal tov” on the arrival of a little maidel.

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