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The Closeness Of God

The paradox of Jewish spirituality: No religion holds God higher, but none feels Him closer

Finding Nemo

What makes fish different from all other creatures? They definitely have many unique qualities, such as the fact that they swim, live in the water, etc.

Counting Jews

But why then were kohanim allowed to be counted in the Beis Hamikdash via their fingers? Why is counting fingers different from counting people?

Electrical Short

Mr. Braun notified the landlord. "We'll cover the air-conditioning repair," the landlord said. "That's included in house repairs."

Daf Yomi

Deliberate Humiliation ‘Take Care of My Father’ (Gittin 75b)

Picking Up the Pieces

The Broken Tablets teach us our relationship with God is real, demands work, and survives challenges

Q & A: Amen (Part VIII)

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

Turning Pain Into Blessings

What was the life-threatening 50th level of impurity HaShem saved Israel from? Depression.

Ki Tisa: Will God Always Forgive Me?

Moses explores the question, "Is there ever a point of no return in my relationship with God?

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem – Just Talk to Him

How can we feel that we are actually having a conversation with Hashem when we do not see Him?

Daf Yomi

Viewing Competency “A Deaf Person Able to Speak” (Gittin 71a)

Q & A: Leap Year Yahrzeit Observance

Question: I just read your wonderful article on which Adar to observe a yahrzeit in a leap year. Would one make a hazkara in both months or only during the first Adar? Thank you for your time.

Crossing The Abyss When The Bridge Was Out

Where could we go? There was no shelter anywhere! But then we noticed a small white house beside an old red barn hiding behind the trees.

Hashem And Man: Master And Servant

The answer to this question is based on understanding the underpinnings of our relationship with Hashem.

Shady Witness

"Do you have witnesses who can support this allegation?" asked Rabbi Dayan.


Why three colors? Why Scarlet, Purple, and Turquoise? Yes, beautiful; Yes, regal. Still: Why?

Was There Shaatnez in the Kohen’s Garments?

This statement implies that, but for the mitzvah, they would be in violation of the aveirah of shaatnez by wearing these garments.

The Rights of Widows and Daughters against the Estate (Gittin 51)

The father does not need to worry about his daughters when they marry because the family bank of the husband’s family unit will support them.

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