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Daf Yomi

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

Rebuke: The Malpractice Of A Mitzvah

The answer to this question is based on understanding the connection one Jew has to another.

Q & A: Sefirat HaOmer Questions (Part II)

Question: What if someone counted the Omer but forgot to utter the blessing – has he fulfilled his obligation? Also, why is a blessing necessary altogether? There is no blessing for the counting of the zayin nekiyim. M. Goldman Miami Beach, FL

Sefirah: Before Or After Aleinu?

Since we daven Shacharis and Musaf together, perhaps they are considered one tefillah.

Honoring Abusive Parents (Kiddushin 31a)

The parents, by straining the tolerance of their children to the breaking point, pushed them to the brink of disrespect.

Shabbos Energy

Apart from that, the Oneg was a great success with inspiring divrei Torah and singing until late.

An Unyielding Marriage of 3500+ Years: Yom Ha’atzmauth

No marriage has lasted so long, been so deep in its commitment and so overwhelming in its love as the one between the Jews and their homeland-more than 3,500 years and going strong.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Kedoshim: We Need to Choose

In this week’s parsha, the Torah further develops the statement that opens Parshat Kedsohim, the need to be 'Kadosh.'

Uruguay Introduces Prayer for Israel Independence Day

The new prayer, titled "Al Hanisim le'Yom Haatzamaut" (For the Miracles for the Day of Independence), was composed by Chief Rabbi Ben-Tzion Spitz, and Dr. Avi Shmidman

Shabbos Mevorchim Iyar

The sign of the powerful bull (shor) is symbolic of Iyar (Taurus), while the part of the body representative of the month is the neck.

Not So Famous Amos

If I say the word Amos, what is the first word that comes into our minds?

Parshat Achrei Mot

The importance of uniforms is underscored in this week's parsha.

Be A Blessing

The charge of G-d is not “Be blessed” but “Be a blessing” and it has been in our DNA since Avraham our Father

Guard Your Influence (Conclusion)

It is quite a mind-shift to look at your life from the future. This entails thinking about your greatest legacy, how will one be remembered?

Acharei Mot: How Do Yom Kippur Rituals Save Us From Sins?

The weird rituals of Yom Kippur sound magical… and irrational. How do they grant forgiveness for our sins?

Daf Yomi

You Are That Man! ‘A Poor Man Looking For A Griddlecake…’ (Kiddushin 59a)

Honoring One’s Parents

When performing the duties of kibbud av va'aim in front of one’s parents, one should do so with a smile, not begrudgingly.

Systems Of Human Perfection

Our conscious reality would change because part of who we are is the animal soul, and we would thereby acquire cruelty.

Davening During A Meal

The Gemara says that Rabbi Yehuda agrees that the berachah on shechita said at the beginning suffices to cover both types.

Q & A: Sefirat HaOmer Questions (Part I)

Question: What if someone counted the Omer but forgot to utter the blessing – has he fulfilled his obligation? Also, why is a blessing necessary altogether? There is no blessing for the counting of the zayin nekiyim. M. Goldman Miami Beach, FL

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Achrei Mot: Nameless Heroes and the Holy Path

Parshat Achrei Mot represents a transition in the book of Vayikra from an emphasis on Aharon and his sons to the Jewish people as a whole

From Slaves To Supermen

What makes a holy soul decide to worship foreign gods? The answer is the yetzer hara.

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