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The Rubashkin Saga – V

These PETA people are not Orthodox Jews. So, why would they so strongly criticize a kosher packing plant for what they believe to be violations of kosher practice? They are using tactics similar to the Nazis.

Longing For The Background Music

At many points in his life, he intended to go in one direction, until Hashem pushed him back on the road to return.

Parshat Nitzavim-Vayeilech

In light of these approaches, we can also suggest that by walking around Moshe was able to check out the true pulse points of the nation.

An Opportunity To Recreate Ourselves

Rebbetzin Jungreis, a”h, recounts a memorable Rosh Hashanah and a remarkable story of a particular shofar

Q & A: Praying In Other Languages (Part XIV)

Question: When reciting a berachah in English, does a person fulfill his obligation if he says “Hashem” instead of “L-rd” or “G-d”? Yosef

Daf Yomi

Start Of The Yeshiva Semester ‘Today Is Propitious…’ (Sanhedrin 65b – 66a)

The Borrower Who Has To Repay A Loan Twice Even Though He Only Borrowed...

There was no basis for him to assume that the two plaintiffs trusted each other and that one of them would not claim the repayment of a loan he never lent.

Lessons From An Erev Shabbos Disaster

Lacking the actual Hebrew word for the wanted piece and maybe even the English one, the handyman wasn’t getting what we needed.

Selichot

Today, few people fast during the Days of Selichot, but the custom is to rise early to recite Selichot.

Closeness And Judgment

There are many issues that affect the occupants of this planet. The entire globe is one multi-dimensional chess game, and Hashem, the Ultimate Grand Master, maps out the moves of the year to come.

Why Do We Blow Shofar?

Rav Moshe Shmuel Shapiro, zt”l, explains that the teshuvah of Rosh Hashanah is different from that of Yom Kippur and that of the mitzvah of teshuvah in general.

Shoplifter

The store was a rather expensive one. Furthermore, the mark-up in the clothing industry is usually about 100 percent.

Why Be Jewish

The sages believed with great force that an agreement must be free to be binding. Yet we did not agree to be Jews. We were, most of us, born Jews. We were not there in Moses’ day when the agreement was made. We did not yet exist. How then can we be bound by the covenant?

Offering A Gift

We stand in the final moments of 5777, prepared to transition to 5778, perfect moments to offer our gift to God, honoring all we have gained over the past year, and how we intend to apply that growth in the future, using the coming year to grow in ways yet unimaginable to us.

TORAH SHORTS: Ingredients of Jewish Leadership

The ideal Jewish leadership is predicated on a steadfast commitment to the Torah and a resolute determination to enact the principles of the Torah in our lives.

Two Cheers for Paternalism

Rabbi Aryeh Klapper on parshat Nitzavim-Vayelech

Ingredients of Jewish Leadership – Parshat Nitzavim-Vayelech

The Torah reveals to us, the good, the bad and the ugly of those who seek power and those who ultimately wield power.

The Old Foolish King

Why are you running so fast and why are all these people following you?

An Unforgettable Experience Of Unity And Prayer

“Mama Rachel,” I whispered. “Behold your children. Millennia have passed since you left this world and during those thousands of years we, your children, have been cast to the four corners of the world. But despite it all, we, your children never forgot you"

Q & A: Praying In Other Languages (Part XIII)

Question: When reciting a berachah in English, does a person fulfill his obligation if he says “Hashem” instead of “L-rd” or “G-d”? Yosef

The Mitzvah To Be Happy

How can the Torah command me to be happy? Being happy isn’t an emotion we can turn on and off like a light switch.

Daf Yomi

Global Shabbos – Everywhere Simultaneously Departing After Shabbos, Arriving On Shabbos (Sanhedrin 58b)

Jewish Criminal Law And The Accused

From the violator’s perspective, the prospect of death at the Hand of God may seem as dim as a cloudy star.

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