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"What do you expect?" asked Mr. Strauss. "That I should work for free?"

My Father’s Chin (Nazir 40b)

As a child, I always wanted to know what my father’s chin looked like. But I never got to see it. From the time...

Feeding Your Animals First

It was only after permission was granted to eat animals that man was permitted to fully own animals.

A Cornucopia Of Blessings

My parents knew so much but were never too proud to learn something from their children for whom they provided a proper Jewish education.

Chesed And Rachamim In Our Lives

How do we become people of chesed & rachamim? By taking action and following the dictates of Torah

Lessons Learned

Unfortunately, the new world that Adam attempted to start through Seth became corrupted.

Aleph Beta: Noach: The Failure of Humanity

Examining the frequent failures of humanity in this parsha and how they set the scene for Abraham.

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Noach II

The remarkable gift of unity should be a powerful tool to further mankind and to further God’s will.

The Challenge of a Blessing

Rashi said Noah was lacking in faith. His faith in God wasn't weak, his self-faith was lacking

Spending the High Holidays in Olamouc, Czech Republic.

Can anything be done to preserve Eastern Europe's numerous Jewish communities like Olomouc ?

The Yale Five (Conclusion)

Though the Yale 5 lost the case and appeal, they ultimately won: Yale became flexible about housing

Appreciating The Good

And Adom said, “The woman that you placed with me, she gave me from the tree and I ate.” — Bereishis 3:12   Adom HaRishon was...

Shabbos Mevorchim MarCheshvan

Each month of the Jewish year is associated with a letter of the Lashon Hakodesh.

Daf Yomi

Delaying A Funeral To Honor A Deceased A Nazir may Defile Himself For A Mes Mitzvah (Nazir 47a)

Subcontractor

Aryeh complained to Josh for handing the work over to Manny. Josh insisted, though, that he trusted Manny and that the job was done according to standard and approved by him.

Are Birds Food?

Birds, which were created on the fifth day, can accept tumah when they become food.

Q & A: Tzedakah (Part XII)

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)

Declaring A Do Over

Apparently, the perseverance demonstrated in multiple attempts at creating an acceptable world is an example of an important characteristic of Hashem that man must emulate, based on the precept of V’Halachta B’Drachav

Willing Witnesses

Every Jew is required to try to influence the world in a positive way.

Parshat Bereishit

In every leadership situation there are basic gauges and indicators that must never be ignored.

The Almighty’s Supreme Call To Man

Torah is neither a book of history nor science, it is, first and last, a book about how to live.

To Pray As One

What a magnificent day, praying as one with Am Yisrael, the devotion that has kept our people alive

Separation is the Key to Creation

Constantly investing energy safeguarding separation, life & world is man's participating in creation

Coming Full Circle

In the end, I reluctantly moved into the widow’s home on my own, and somehow managed to pull through, despite my acute disappointment and frustration.

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