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The Yale Five (III)

1 Elul 5775 – August 16, 2015
The Yale 5 were treated liked pariahs by their fellow Jewish students; their beliefs rejected

A New Month And A New Me

30 Av 5775 – August 14, 2015
When we see the new moon at the start of each month, it is a sign from Hashem that we can renew ourselves spiritually.

Truth

The world is changing so fast and our youth are confronted with more information on a daily basis. There is nothing that we can do about it.

Daf Yomi

Truth Or Consequences ‘Consecrating The Non-Existent’ (Nedarim 85b)

Pruzbul

"I don't understand, though," objected Mr. Weiss. "If the Torah states that the loan should be remitted, how can Hillel institute that the creditor can collect, against Torah law?"

Q & A: Tzedakah (Part IV)

Question: When a stranger approaches a congregant in shul asking for tzedakah, should the congregant verify that the person’s need is genuine? Furthermore, what constitutes tzedakah? Is a donation to a synagogue, yeshiva, or hospital considered tzedakah? Zvi Kirschner (Via E-Mail)

May One Raze A Shul?

Perhaps a careful reading of the pesukim in the parsha will shed light on this dilemma.

The Cycle Of Life-Love Transcends All Boundaries

Upon awakening, I noticed several messages on my phone wishing me “mazal tov” on the arrival of a little maidel.

An Unbreakable Guarantee

Like the he-goat and the Temples, it is a guarantor for the Jewish People, to accept punishment on their behalf.

Consumerism And The Overspent Generation

“When Hashem…will broaden your boundary as He spoke to you, and you say, ‘I will eat meat,’ for you will have a desire to...

Aleph Beta: Re’eh: Why Do We Need The Oral Law?

Why do Rabbinic laws seem different than Biblical? What does law have to do with God & spirituality?

The Different Meanings Of Re’eh

Parshat Re’eh discusses our obligations upon entering Israel, Yerushalayim & our covenantal mission

Time To Reach Out To Our Father (Conclusion)

28 Av 5775 – August 12, 2015
Sadly, Jews refuse to embrace Torah & our unique role, and try to be like all the other nations

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Re’eh

God's greatest gift for growth & coming closer to Him is "feedback;" Eretz Israel is set up that way

Rosh Chodesh: It Isn’t Just For Women

23 Av 5775 – August 7, 2015
I take umbrage with the perspective that this is a "woman's holiday."

Greatness Is Humility

Three moments, sharing the same message, made a deep impression on me: Greatness is humility.

Why God Gives Us The Commandments

3 Jewish rituals–family purity, ksahrut, and Shabbat-help us understand that mitzvot are our benefit

Shabbos Mevorchim Elul

22 Av 5775 – August 6, 2015
"Who said one must pray with a whole heart? Perhaps it's preferable to pray with a broken heart."

Achdus

I take pride in being a disciple of the Rebbe. I love everything about Chabad Lubavitch and the wellsprings of chassidus.

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