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Ribbis

If a person steals an item and then dies, his children must return the stolen item.

Speaking From The Heart

It’s easy for anyone to lose his way, and once the downward spiral commences, the descent is rapid. Downhill is always easy, but with HaShem's help, every Jew can climb back up again.

The Smoke of Lag B’Omer

As Lag B’Omer bonfires blaze across Israel, we know that the holy essence of Am Yisrael guarantees that the Nation will return to its roots no matter how secular it looks on the outside.

Orthodox Rabbi Teaching Halakha Beyond the Shulkhan Arukh, Judaism Beyond the Commandments

"I'm sure that if Maimonides, or Rabbi Yosef Karo lived today, they would say: We never wrote our codifications for a time when the State of Israel would be established."

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Behar: The Torah’s First Ending

Had the Jews not sinned with the spies, they would have gone into the land led by Moshe at the end of Parshat Shelach. Hence the end of Vayikra would have basically been the end of the Torah

A Job For The Kohen

After the kohanim, leviim and yisraelim lies the outermost circle, representing the nations of the world.

Teaching Responsibility To Our Children

The students were eventually expelled from the school that they were attending, but the reactions of the parents were quite divergent.

Connectivity & Sensitivity

We are all familiar with the idea of preparing for matan Torah, but in which way does counting the days help us become worthy of receiving the Torah?

There Are Many Ways To Get What You Want

Dani unwrapped the book and was very happy as it was exactly what he wanted.

Daf Yomi

In Spite Of The Consequences ‘There Is Birtha di’Satya In Babylon’ (Kiddushin 72a)

Firewood

"Do you really think it's theirs?" asked Shlomie. "They're only kids."

Q & A: More Sefirah Questions (Part I)

Question: Is there a requirement to say “Hineni muchan u’mezuman…” before Sefirat HaOmer? Also if a person arrives late for Maariv, should he count sefirah first with the minyan or proceed immediately to Maariv? Moshe Jakobowitz Brooklyn, NY

The Torah’s System Of Self-Perfection

This mitzvah seems very difficult to understand. The answer lies in our understanding how our middos are shaped.

Sukkot’s Uniqueness

In a way not shared by any other festival, Sukkot celebrates the dual nature of Jewish faith: the universality of G-d and the particularity of Jewish existence.

May A Kohen’s Pregnant Wife Enter A Cemetery?

On the other hand, perhaps the fetus she is carrying is a male, and she is obligated to ensure that he does not become tamei.

Powerful ‘Regards’

The Hebrew word for coincidence is 'mikreh.' It comes from “karah min Hashem – it happened from G-d.” G-d arranges our footsteps.” You must only learn how to listen.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Emor II: No Time to Think

The Torah is telling us something here: Though we may sometimes act too rashly, there are times when rash action is the only way to prevent a complete catastrophe.

Helping Our Divorced Brothers And Sisters

The difference between becoming widowed and becoming a divorcee is the former evokes compassion while the latter suffer differently enduring gossip

For I Am Holy

Yearning and striving for holiness is a testament to one's love and devotion to the Creator.

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem -Sefirah Days Are Chol HaMoed!

“These days of counting are similar to the days of Chol HaMoed that are in between the first and last day of Sukkos . . .”

In Search Of Jewish Identity

As Jews became defined by religion, Christians could work to convert them--You can change your religion but you cannot change your race

Three’s A Crowd

"I'll deal with Levi later," said Reuven. "I'll explain to him that my brother needs it."

Daf Yomi

The Recanted Testimony ‘A Solitary Witness Said To Him’ (Kiddushin 65b)

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