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Impossible Reality

2 Adar I 5776 – February 10, 2016
The Sfat Emet explains that reality is malleable, and that the shaper of reality is...Humanity

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Terumah: How Many Israelites Does it Take to Build an Aron?

29 Shevat 5776 – February 8, 2016
If we truly want to be involved in Torah study, than we, ipso facto, are involved in Torah study.

Milk and Meat: The Dangerous Mixture

28 Shevat 5776 – February 7, 2016
One is also obligated to destroy a mixture of meat & milk even if there's no intention to consume it

Shabbos Mevorchim Adar Rishon

27 Shevat 5776 – February 5, 2016
The month of Adar is characterized by the emotion of unbridled joy.

Parshat Mishpatim

So what did Eisenhower actually say?

Daf Yomi

In The Aftermath Of The Betar Massacre ‘Forty Se’ah Of Tefillin Casings Were Found…’ (Gittin 57b-58a)

Checking For Shatnez

Many poskim maintain that if a person buys an inexpensive suit he need not check it for shatnez since the vast majority of inexpensive suits are shatnez­-free.

Q & A: Amen (Part VI)

What is the exact meaning of amen and where does the word come from? David H. (Via E-Mail)

To Believe

A Job…good girls… “I’ll get one,” I whispered furtively to Blankie. “I’ll be one of those good girls.”

Vows, Oaths, And Their Annulment (Gittin 35b)

The philosophical explanation may be that the Torah itself sometimes tells us which mitzvah is more important in God’s eyes.

Guard Your Influence (III)

How the "Broken Windows Theory" helped solve graffiti on NYC subways and led to a more orderly NYC.

Aleph Beta: Mishpatim: Are Laws Just Oppressive Restrictions?

In this week's parsha, the Israelites experience their highest high & lowest low within a few verses

Dual Revelation At Sinai

The obligation to perform Mitzvot is a fundamental enabler for the Divine Countenance in this world. Shechina was never removed from the nations of the world, for otherwise the world could not exist.

Doing And Hearing

The only way to understand life is by living itL "Na’aseh venishma//We will do and we will obey.”

Signed And Sealed

"What are you talking about?" asked Moshe. "I wasn't aware that the kesubah entailed payment of such sums."

The Effect Of An Action

So too if someone intended to help Shimon and succeeded, we understand that good was coming to Shimon because Hashem decided long ago.

The True Meaning Of Compassion (Part Two)

We no longer identify with kindness and commitment; Apathy and callousness have taken over our lives

Crossing Boundaries

I prefer to celebrate with you the many times we reach just beyond the boundary into the good & holy

Redeeming Relevance: Mishpatim: What’s So Special About Parents?

24 Shevat 5776 – February 2, 2016
By first putting parents before "self" we learn to put the more abstract God before self.

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