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Delayed Flight

22 Sivan 5777 – June 15, 2017
Mr. Stein notified all the participants and called Mr. Turk. Our flight was delayed, he said. We will have to reschedule the bus for 5 p.m.

Shevuat Heiset And Circumstantial Evidence – Siman 75:17 (Continued)

In order for an admission to be acceptable in court, it must be made in front of two witnesses appointed to hear it.

Miracle From The Rebbe

After a couple of weeks, it became very clear to me that I was not earning anywhere near enough money to pay for Yeshivah.

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

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

AlephBeta: Shelach: Optimism vs. Pessimism

Are pessimists just rationalists, and is hope just naivete?

I Spy

I can empathize with the Children of Israel wanting to send spies to see the land they were to conquer. Once they could see with x-ray vision, "The entire people saw the thunder...the sound of the shofar" but now, no longer

Redeeming Relevance: Parsht Shelach: When Silence is not Golden

Yehoshua and Calev's mistake was what they could have done earlier: They must have known their colleagues’ negative inclination. The Torah’s silence on whether they tried to change the mind of the other spies speaks to their own silence as well.

Parshas Shelach

21 Sivan 5777 – June 14, 2017
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Circumcision: Should it be Banned?

15 Sivan 5777 – June 9, 2017
From a human perspective, circumcision happens just once; but from the perspective of mission, the message conveyed by this act – the Jewish nation’s unwavering commitment to a higher mission – resounds forever

The Daughters Of Zelophechad (Bava Batra 119b)

15 Sivan 5777 – June 8, 2017
The case of yibum concerns the married man who dies without leaving any sons.

The Will To Live

It was a year of Torah learning, a year of fostering new friendships, a year of encounters with diverse educators and personalities, a year of becoming more attached to the land, and a year of relative innocence.

Hating The Jews

One reason commonly cited for anti-Semitism is simply jealousy.

Migo

Migo applies in a case that a person, usually the defendant, states a weak claim, one that would not ordinarily be believed...

The Purpose Of Terror

Given the potential for kaparah, we must understand how to properly utilize this time of Bein Hametzarim, which begins in a month’s time.

To Be A Twin

Who are these twins and what are we supposed to learn from them? If we can answer this question, we will know our job for this time of the year.

Daf Yomi

What Pidyon Haben? ‘To Me, Daughters Are Dearer Than Sons’ (Bava Basra 141a)

Q & A: Standing During Chazarat Hashatz (Part IV)

Question: Is one obligated to stand while the shliach tzibbur repeats the Shemoneh Esreh? I have observed that some people stand during the whole repetition of the Amida while others sit most of the time. Menachem

The Origin Of The Shevuat Heiset (Siman 75:17)

It is upon the plaintiff to bring the required evidence to prove his case.

Leadership Beyond Despair

We identify with the heroes of the Bible because, despite their greatness, they never cease to be human, nor do they aspire to be anything else. Hence the phenomenon of which the sedra of Beha’alotecha provides a shattering example: the vulnerability of some of the greatest religious leaders of all time, to depression and despair.

Peace At Home And Among Our People (Part Three)

The eternal wisdom of Rebbetzin Jungreis (a”h)< This week the conclusion on making peace and fostering it in our families, our communities, and our people.

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