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The Meaning Of Tumah

5 Iyyar 5775 – April 23, 2015
Myth that niddah=dirty stopped many women from accepting laws of family purity and must be shattered

The Sanctity Of Time

In every generation is the challenge to purge the culture of our exile from our minds and our hearts

Aleph Beta: Tazria-Metzora: Rejoining the Community‏

Rabbi Fohrman connects the metzora purification process with the korban pesach.

“It Is Wondrous in Our Eyes”

3 Iyyar 5775 – April 22, 2015
The day after Israel was declared a State, everyone recited Hallel and people danced in the streets.

A MOMENT’S PRAYER

3 Iyyar 5775 – April 21, 2015
Though an ardent Zionist, I'm neither blind nor naïve and have ambivalence for each of the 3 dates

Redeeming Relevance on the Weekly Parsha: Tazria

For humans, reducing flesh is generally a good thing whereas its expansion is generally a bad thing

Parshat Shemini

28 Nisan 5775 – April 17, 2015
Lincoln was not a perfect man. But he rose above his imperfections to do what he thought was right not matter the obstacles.

An Acappela Version of Adon Olam

28 Nisan 5775 – April 16, 2015
Adon Olam: An Erev Shabbat Musical Interlude Courtesy of David Herman

Daf Yomi

Oh My, It’s Copper! ‘…And One Who Is A Coppersmith’ (Kethubboth 77a)

Sefirat HaOmer

The omer sacrifice of loose barley flour was more fitting for animal consumption than human consumption and symbolizes the depths to which the Jewish slaves had sunk.

Q & A: Arabs Circumcise At 13 (Part XVII)

Question: If Abraham was commanded to circumcise his descendants on the eighth day, why do Arabs – who claim to descend from Abraham through Yishmael – wait until their children are 13 to circumcise them? I am aware that this is a matter of little consequence to our people. Nevertheless, this inconsistency is one that piques my curiosity. M. Goldman (Via E-mail)

Food For The Soul

When Chazal call not eating treif food a chok, that refers to how it functions.

Medallions And Miracles

His mother called “Yoni, Yoni!” Her eyes, a moment earlier dark with pain, shone with joy and hope

The Rationale For The Dietary Laws

Kashrut reminds us that in the end, God is the arbiter of right and wrong.

Rav Elyashiv, A Personal Memoir (II)

In a cab with Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach & Rav Elayshiv discussing if/when to say tefillas haderech

Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Shemini

The successful student listens more than speaks out; wants his ideas critiqued, not just appreciated

Intoxicated Ruling

Why would it not be sufficient to simply state lehoros from which we derive that in such a state one may not issue any psak?

Aleph Beta: Shemini: What Does Aaron Teach Us About Loss?‏

What do we learn about overcoming loss from the argument between Moses and Aaron's remaining 2 sons?

Naturally Unique

Each of the unique roles attributed to Moshe share the common theme that they require of and grant higher sanctity to the individual filling the role.

Without A Moment’s Notice

Because of the way the piece of my finger had been severed, the doctors at the hospital were not able to reattach it. They told me I’d have to see a specialist.

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