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In Memoriam: Why Versus What

Attempts to interpret the message of Hashem in the absence of divine prophecy ultimately may twist that message in unintended ways that can lead to calamitous events.

Eternally Linked

Suddenly, the pilot's voice could be heard. He explained that this was a special day for those passengers on board who lived in Israel.

Visiting The Sick On Shabbat And Weekdays (Nedarim 39b)

If the sick person is thrust into a situation where he is compelled to face his sickness head on, we who are not yet sick can encourage him by facing it with him.

Dwelling Alone And Beating The Odds

All agree that Jews ARE different. How? Why? The Bible's answer is surprising and profound.

Aleph Beta: Balak: What Is Israel’s Purpose In The World?‏

What's the nation of Israel's purpose in the world? How we can bring God's blessings into the world?

Tried My Best!

"Is there a difference between rescuing and other services?" asked Ploni.

Zaidie Is Not Here (Part Two)

To my dismay, I've seen that shidduch candidates with money become ALL desirable traits for marriage

Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Balak

Bil’am’s character is complex and nuanced; neither purely good nor purely evil.

A Whole Peace

Amalek, our ultimate foe, understood that when unified, we are invincible and indestructible.

Good Questions And Bad Questions

Perhaps on a deeper level, the mitzvah of parah adumah at this junction was not just to purify the body, but the spirit as well.

It’s Time To Unite

We tend to justify and idealize this division with pride attributing these tendencies as demonstrating a higher level of kedushah.

The Limitations Of The Mind

Halacha isn't random; it's a mechanism guiding individuals and society to a higher ethical plateau.

Q & A: Proper Ritual At Netilat Yadayim (Part VIII)

Question: Should we wash our hands in the bathroom with soap and water, or by pouring water from a vessel with handles three times, alternating hands? I have heard it said that a vessel is used only in the morning upon awakening. What are the rules pertaining to 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)

The Law Of The Land (Nedarim 38a)

Less clear, however, is whether the concept applies to the area of civil law such as the law of transfer of property.

Opportunity Lost

The greatest of men, Moshe, had to wait for Hashem to sprinkle purifying waters on Bnei Yisrael to mark the conclusion of the period of death.

Daf Yomi

My Plate, My Food ‘My Loaf Is Forbidden To You’ (Nedarim 34b)

The Need For Chukkim

Of Chukkim “Satan and the nations of the world made fun.” They may appear irrational & superstitious

The Right Person, Place And Time

I realized from this story that I was sent as a messenger from above. Hashem has many helpers in this world to help do his work.

What Is So Complex?

Tosafos answers that nevertheless the sprinkling is a part of his taharah process.

Short Changed

"What difference does that make?" replied Shraga. "What counts is the agreement that we made. I said two hundred fifty and you accepted."

Zaidie Is Not Here

Zaidie’s legacy of smiles and loving words was all but buried with him, now the family fights over $

Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Chukat

Israel's complaining frustrated Moshe, making it increasingly hard for him to lead effectively

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