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Lost In The Rescue

I jumped into the water to save someone's life and my cell phone got ruined, he said. Is the man liable for the ruined phone?

Diversity

We swam in the pool, played ball, barbequed, and played music but one thing that was different was the little store we had always remained closed on Shabbos.

The Significance Of The Shofar

One of the fundamental aspects of Rosh Hashanah is malchus – accepting Hashem as our king; the one and only king.

Sharing the Fruit

We glorify God, not in numbers, but in expansiveness. We too, are bringing our First Fruits when we're not busy battling each other over what is ours or who speaks the truth. Our Bikkurim begin with affording room for people to explore and grow.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Ki Tavo: Moshe’s Speech to Jews Living Today

Moshe saw all the Jews as one whole, it was the ones in front of him who served as the representatives for all those who had lived and would live in the future.

The Art of Charity

Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there.

Rising Above Aggravation

Rebbetzin Jungreis, a”h, sharing a memory of international intrigue, delays challenges, and ultimately, a magnificent and inspiring Shabbat.

PARSHAS KI SEITZEI

When a person sins, he is not planning ahead for his ultimate future. This is behaving like an animal. As such, a sinner is demoted from "Adam" to "Biheimah." But, when a person decides to do Teshuvah (repent), he is thinking ahead. Once again, he regains his title of "Adam."

Prime Time Prayer

On that Yom Kippur, the shattered pieces of God’s faith in the Jews were restored and the twin tablets of their eternal relationship renewed

What Caused Tropical Storm Harvey?

The disaster has unfolded on an epic scale, with the nation’s fourth-largest city mostly paralyzed by the storm that parked itself over the Gulf Coast.

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

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 Greatness Of Man

A person is made in the image of Hashem, and it is an embarrassment to Hashem to leave His likeness hanging.

Two Lenders Each Claim A Borrower Owes Him The Larger Amount – Shulchan Aruch,...

They did not want the borrower to assume they trusted each other. Their purpose in telling him who lent what was so the borrower should take note of it.

Kind Continental

Seeing my distress, a very kind employee named Lori (whose last name I regretfully forgot to ask about) very compassionately offered me the use of a stroller she just “happened to have” in the back room of their office.

Collecting Chance Encounters

Once I learned to treat every person I meet as more than chance and as an opportunity, I was able to expand my collection of superheroes.

Purity In An Impure World

The year is coming to a close, and we now find ourselves in the final month before Rosh Hashanah – Elul. As we know,...

Daf Yomi

A Future Investment ‘ A Halacha For The Days Of Moshiach’ (Sanhedrin 51b)

Aleph Beta: Ki Teitzei: How To Merit Long Life‏

The promise for long life only comes from 2 commandments; What's the connection between them?

TORAH SHORTS: Ki Tetze: The Danger of Good Food

Why is gluttony in one so young deserving of a death sentence? Rabbi Hirsch answers if the priority is the taste and quality of a meal and not the values and ethics instilled in the next generation, oblivion is the likely outcome:

On Washing Dirty Linen in Public

There is a natural temptation to explain away the nasty and intemperate statements of the side we identify with, while setting upon the other side’s gaffes with ferocity.   But in the end this asymmetry undermines our reputation for justice, and thus our capacity to persuade rather than overpower. 

Daf Yomi

A Wedding Dance ‘ It Should Be Said While Standing…’ (Sanhedrin 42a)

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

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

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