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Powerful Forces Of Growth

How can Rashi say that all we need to do in order to reach that lofty level is to fully accept Hashem’s mitzvos?

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Ki Tavo

The bikkurim declaration praises Gd & distills the Egyptian experience down to its spiritual essence

Lending To Non-Jews

The Chasam Sofer (Yoreh Deah 106) explains that the Torah never commanded us to lend non-Jews money; it only allowed it.

The Pursuit Of Joy

Happiness is not the central value of the Torah. Occurring ten times more is the word "simcha," JOY

Quality Prevails Over Quantity

The common translation of the opening words of this week’s parsha, Ki Seitzei, is: “When you go out to war against your enemy.” Actually...

The Love Between God and His People

The love between Gd & Israel is deeper than marriage; beyond the infinite love of parent for child

Q & A: Tzedakah (Part VI)

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)

Over Spending On A Mitzvah

Since giving the machatzis hashekel will not change his financial situation, he is obligated to do so even though it is more than a fifth of his income.

Selichot

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

Wakeful Warriors

Each month is associated with a particular tribe. The month of Elul is matched up with Gad. What makes Gad unique?

Ultimate Showdown

Sanctions and indictment of the Jew, holding him to a higher standard, is as common and misplaced as ever.

Outcomes And Intentions

To allow for free will, there are times when Hashem will allow a person the “opportunity to be the messenger.”

Prompt Wages

"There is a mitzvah to pay the worker on that day," answered Mr. Lerner.

Found Chizuk

Be happy. Be grateful. God knows what he is doing. It is all happening for a reason.

Learning From My Experience

We get so busy living our lives, handling our day-to-day little crises that we forget to go that one step deeper and appreciate our lives.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Ki Tetzeh

Mighty Amalek deliberately attacked enemy's weakest members, despicable even by ancient standards

To The Third And Fourth Generations

If we parents fail to honor responsibilities then society’s children will pay the price for our sins

The Jewish Love Affair (Elul)

Consider how our Heavenly Father feels when He sees His children adopting all other parents but Him

The Joy Of Elul

You may wonder, how can we be excited and joyful at a time when His Judgment, not Fatherly Love, reigns supreme?

Right Or Left

Children resist authority and struggle against structure, chores, and rules. But deep down they feel loved when they are granted guidelines and limits.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Shoftim

Judges, essentially apolitical, fulfilled a temporary purpose and then returned to private life

Each One Of Us Is Like A Tree Of The Field

Torah teaches that trees must be protected for the trees themselves, sake of man, & for life lessons

Q & A: Tzedakah (Part V)

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)

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