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Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem – What Makes The World Tick?

Tefillah is not voluntary or something we do when we feel like it. It is one of the 613 mitzvos.

Popcorn for the Birdies

Many spiritually inclined people write daily gratitude lists, giving thanks for the seemingly most mundane things.

The Abuse of Halacha

So dedicated to the letter of the law, some have unintentionally caused the degradation of Halacha.

Q & A: Amen (Part IV)

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

Daf Yomi

Futures ‘A Matter As Of Yet Non-Existent’ (Gittin 42b)

Instant Life (Just Add Oil)

The problem is, the Torah doesn’t really take such a kind view of being too involved with the temporal world.

Better Offer

"Is there any ethical issue in accepting the enhanced offer of the second employer?" asked Nate.

Why We Sing

Rashi interprets the word “Ki” as "even though,” or "despite" (similar to the use of “Ki Karov Hu,” specifying that G-d did not lead the Jewish people through the land of the Philistines even though it was closer).

Must Women Eat Shalosh Seudos?

I believe that not all agree with the opinion of the Ran and Rabbeinu Tam that the rule of af ha’eim hayu b’osah haneis applies to the obligation to eat three seudos with lechem mishneh.

Redeeming Relevance in Parshat Beshalach: Pointing to God

The first 30 years of the State of Israel allowed many to see God in history

The Merit Of Trusting Hashem

Hashgacha pratis, or personal intervention, is very different. This refers to Hashem’s personal involvement in a nation’s or a person’s life.

Einat Desired Life

The day finally came, and with great anticipation and joy, both Einat and her husband went to the hospital.

Aleph Beta: Beshalach: Are We An Ungrateful Nation?

In Parshat Beshalach (Exodus 13:17-17:16) we're introduced to a nation of whiners and complainers. After years of slavery, the Israelites are finally a free...

Shidduchim And The Quest For One’s Bashert

“Rebbetzin, I’m suffering from date burnout If everyone has a bashert, why is it taking me so long?”

Daf Yomi

A Signature Dispute ‘Signing…For Tikun Olam’ (Gittin 34b)

Memory: Our Secret Weapon

The concept of mourning is predicated on the idea that man inevitably forgets over time, diminishing the acute pain associated with the loss, allowing the mourner to move on.

Delayed Payment

"What's the difference?" argued Mr. Fine. "You caused me a loss in both ways!"

Respect For The Institution

For the proper running of society, and therefore for the good of mankind, there needs to be a system of leadership and a hierarchy of authority – what we know as government.

Honoring The Wishes Of The Deceased (Gittin 14b)

One Shabbat afternoon, Mr. Cohen, who was perfectly healthy and sipping tea at the time, turned to his son Jack and said, “You know...

Checking Tefillin

The worse that will result in relying on the rov in regards to tereifos, however, is an aveirah b’ones – an unwilling aveirah.

Shidduchim Today: What Went Wrong?

Questions remain: Why is there a shidduch crisis? Why can’t singles get married? What went wrong?

The Spiritual Child

Moses prepares the Israelites for freedom by discussing-children, several times in the parsha

Q &A: Amen (Part III)

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

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