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Selichot

13 Elul 5775 – August 27, 2015
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.

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?

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

Parshas Ki Tetze

12 Elul 5775 – August 26, 2015
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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

7 Elul 5775 – August 21, 2015
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)

6 Elul 5775 – August 20, 2015
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)

Daf Yomi

Que Sera, Sera? ‘He Daubed Him With Mud’ (Nedarim 89b-90a)

Aleph Beta: Shoftim: The Significance of Saving Private Ryan‏

On the eve of battle, 4 groups can leave. Who are the 4 & what does it mean "allowed to go home"?

Flying Table

Mr. Steinberg ran downstairs to the ground floor. He saw that the table had fallen onto one of the cars sitting in the parking lot below.

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