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Q & A: Amen (Part VII)

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

Overstated

"Mr. Stein is believed that he repaid," answered Rabbi Dayan, "since the loan document is invalid."

The Gift Of Giving

Why did God command Israel to make a sanctuary for Him? Shouldn't it be unnecessary? The Golden Calf

Incorporating Compassion Into Our Lives

Our generation lives when the footsteps of the Messiah are audible-- provided we know how to listen.

Aleph Beta: Terumah: Is God Talking To Me Through The Laws of the Mishkan?

How can we as 21st century Torah learners, find meaning and relevance in the Mishkan's construction?

Needed: A Remorseless Judaism

Judaism's about bold ideas & actions. Its goal isn't finding the truth but honestly searching for it

Impossible Reality

The Sfat Emet explains that reality is malleable, and that the shaper of reality is...Humanity

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Terumah: How Many Israelites Does it Take to Build an Aron?

If we truly want to be involved in Torah study, than we, ipso facto, are involved in Torah study.

Milk and Meat: The Dangerous Mixture

One is also obligated to destroy a mixture of meat & milk even if there's no intention to consume it

Shabbos Mevorchim Adar Rishon

The month of Adar is characterized by the emotion of unbridled joy.

Parshat Mishpatim

So what did Eisenhower actually say?

Daf Yomi

In The Aftermath Of The Betar Massacre ‘Forty Se’ah Of Tefillin Casings Were Found…’ (Gittin 57b-58a)

Checking For Shatnez

Many poskim maintain that if a person buys an inexpensive suit he need not check it for shatnez since the vast majority of inexpensive suits are shatnez­-free.

Q & A: Amen (Part VI)

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

To Believe

A Job…good girls… “I’ll get one,” I whispered furtively to Blankie. “I’ll be one of those good girls.”

Vows, Oaths, And Their Annulment (Gittin 35b)

The philosophical explanation may be that the Torah itself sometimes tells us which mitzvah is more important in God’s eyes.

Guard Your Influence (III)

How the "Broken Windows Theory" helped solve graffiti on NYC subways and led to a more orderly NYC.

Aleph Beta: Mishpatim: Are Laws Just Oppressive Restrictions?

In this week's parsha, the Israelites experience their highest high & lowest low within a few verses

Dual Revelation At Sinai

The obligation to perform Mitzvot is a fundamental enabler for the Divine Countenance in this world. Shechina was never removed from the nations of the world, for otherwise the world could not exist.

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