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When Is Tisha B’Av?

8 Av 5775 – July 23, 2015
In addition to the restrictions of Tisha B’Av, there are several restrictions that one may not perform during the week that Tisha B’Av falls in.

From Tragedy To Triumph

The word “shavat” in the first kina of Tisha B’Av morning indicates a sudden suspension and cessation of time that accompanied the Temple's destruction.

Conquered Territory

The two decided to approach Rabbi Dayan. "What is the halachic status of conquered territory?" asked Shalom.

Zaidie Is Not Here (Part Five)

7 Av 5775 – July 22, 2015
The Jewish home was once a mikdash me’at. We must recreate that sanctuary to restore shalom bayis.

Redeeming Relevance on the Weekly Parsha: Devarim

Words & expressions that don’t appear anywhere in Torah’s first 4 books suddenly appear in Devarim

Tisha B’Av Toil

2 Av 5775 – July 17, 2015
Feeling Hashem's presence in our lives is the very purpose of the Beis HaMikdash.

Torat Hakehillah

Knowing and feeling that Torah is the only absolute truth will not only help us serve Hashem properly, it will also help us reach out to others. We can be confident that we are offering them the best product possible.

Do The Chosen Have Superior Souls?

When living in Israel, how can we be a light to the world's nations if we don’t live among non-Jews?

The Three Weeks And The Nine Days

1 Av 5775 – July 16, 2015
On Shabbat during the nine days, one may don freshly laundered clothes, eat meat and drink wine, including Havdalah wine.

Q & A: Proper Ritual At Netilat Yadayim (Conclusion)

Question: Should we wash our hands in the bathroom with soap and water, or by pouring water from a vessel with handles three times, alternating hands? I have heard it said that a vessel is used only in the morning upon awakening. What are the rules pertaining to young children? What is the protocol if no vessel is available? Additionally, may we dry our hands via an electric dryer? Harry Koenigsberg (Via E-Mail)

The Yale Five (II)

Since the students knew the housing rules in advance they should not have picked Yale hoping for an exception in their instance.

Zaidie Is Not Here (Part Four)

In contemporary society, most souls are undernourished to the point of “neshamah anorexia.”

Currency Exchange

"Does that mean a person can simply renege after payment was made?" asked Benjy incredulously.

Daf Yomi

The Plucked Apple ‘…Which Cannot Become Permitted’ (Nedarim 58a)

Aleph Beta: Matot-Masei: The Art of Negotiation‏

Analyzing the request to live on Jordan's other side to understand true communication: Trust&Respect

An Amen Party In South Africa

Quite different from computers or a secretarial work which are much more in demand, the need for a sports or exercise teacher was obviously not very high, and as much as Sharon looked for work, she remained unemployed.

Putting Ourselves In Their Shoes

29 Tammuz 5775 – July 15, 2015
There are certain restrictions and abstentions that apply to Tisha B’Av that do not apply to regular aveilus.

Gad — The Tribe of the Nouveau Riche

Gad’s tremendous wealth considered with other points led rabbis to deduce Gad was very materialistic

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