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Shmittah For Women

26 Iyyar 5775 – May 14, 2015
The mitzvah that parents must give their son a bris milah is a mitzvah that they must perform for someone else – namely their son.

Reflections On Yom Yerushalayim

Torah hints to a divided Jerusalem that will become a city without walls forever united

The Jewish Tragedy

The “Jewish tragedy” I'm referring to is a disease that afflicts our generation: Spiritual Blindness

Rav Elyashiv, A Personal Memoir (III)

I felt terror posing questions to Rav Elyashiv doing so only twice in the 9 years I was in his shiur

The Proper Use Of Power

This week's parshah inspired the Jubilee 2000 initiative leading to debt cancellation of $34 biilion

Redeeming Relevance in Parshat Behar

Faith is responding to demands that we wouldn’t think of taking on were we left to our own devices.

Just Say It!

20 Iyyar 5775 – May 8, 2015
A proper emor would also mean that we do not say something, even as a joke or a tease, that may cause someone to be weakened in the doing of a mitzvah or minhag.

Gasoline Expenses

19 Iyyar 5775 – May 7, 2015
During the course of the year, though, political events in the Persian Gulf caused the cost of gasoline to rise. Prices climbed from $2.50 a gallon to $4.00.

The Torah’s System Of Self-Perfection

It is the right amount of the right middah in the right time that is the key to perfection. Each middah has its place, time, and correct measure.

Q & A: Proper Ritual For Netilat Yadayim (Part I)

Question: Should we wash our hands in the bathroom with soap and water, or by pouring water from a vessel with handles three times on each hand alternatingly? I have heard it said that a vessel is used only in the morning upon awakening. What are the rules pertaining young children? What is the protocol if no vessel is available? Additionally, may we dry our hands via an electric dryer? Harry Koenigsberg (Via E-Mail)

Daf Yomi

Seller’s Remorse ‘He Sold Because He Ostensibly Needed The Funds’ (Ketubbot 97a)

Hashem, The Ultimate Shadchan

This young man was particularly fine, as when his parents suggested he date someone, he didn’t bother to look at resumes or pictures, as many young men do. He trusted his parents knew his best interests, and attempted to put his best foot forward.

The Bach’s Heter To Eat Chaddash

The Bach writes that he mentioned his insights to many of the leading gedolim and no one disproved him.

Holding Our Heads High

Abraham was held in the highest regard by the nations of the world.

Asking For Blessings

“Look at Your children–not demanding material things like most children, but requesting a berachah!”

Rabbis, Kohanim, And Moments Of Deepest Despair

While Judaism believes the hereafter is of important status, it takes a back seat to this world.

Jews, WAKE UP!

17 Iyyar 5775 – May 6, 2015
Many think they're serving G-d but they're really asleep-Rebbe Nachman taught stories to wake people

Redeeming Relevance on the Weekly Parsha: Emor

With ubiquitous texting, social media, & email, society is mislead to think that words are ephemeral

One Ingredient Three Ways: Cauliflower

Cauliflower is one of my favorite ingredients to cook with – it blends so easily into whatever dish I am preparing.

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