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Three Worlds – And All Madness

"Rebbetzin are you implying barbarism's again threatening us?" I replied "No-I’m saying it outright”

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

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)

Larger Than Life

"The answer depends on the terms of the purchase agreement and local customs," replied Rabbi Dayan.

Aleph Beta: Shelach: Relating To A Vengeful God‏

What was so bad about the spies sin and how can we connect to such an angry, vengeful God?

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Shelach

The Children of Israel chose a natural human existence, as opposed to living supernatural lives

Shabbos: A Day With Hashem A Flame Of Emotion

"If I give you a box of candles will you light them each erev Shabbos?"

More Humble Than Any Other: Moshe And The Quest For God

How does haughtiness lead to a loss of faith? Pride to the eclipse of God?

The Qualities of Aharon and the Land of Israel

Let's emulate Aharon’s devotion to Jewish values & religious standards while helping all of society

Take The Long Road Home

Moshe realized that the halt to their march will have major repercussions. The body that had been so carefully assembled, with a single purpose and goal, began to fray.

Daf Yomi

An Enduring Text ‘If One Vows By The Torah...’ (Nedarim 14b)

Leave It!

"I wasn't really thinking," replied Levi. "Things in the backyard usually don't need watching. I also didn't expect you to be away so long. One thing is clear, though: I never accepted responsibility for the cake."

Limitation Can Be A Conduit To Freedom

Mitzvot, even restrictive laws, often teach self-discipline which is a venue to freedom.

Travel Insurance

As a borderline CDO (OCD alphabetized) sufferer, I really wanted to have every last thread tied up securely before we hit the road.

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

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)

What Did The Mon Taste Like?

The flavor of the mon was not artificial; the mon would now consist of the actual flavors from the desired food.

The Covenants Of Fate And Destiny

Sadly, we're no longer an edah; We've fissured and fractured: Orthodox & Reform; religious & secular

Mitzvat Yishuv Eretz Yisrael (Part II)

Should just a few communities settle the Land of Israel? Should there be a mass emigration of all Jews worldwide to Israel?

Aleph Beta: Beha’alotecha: Where It All Went Wrong

WIth this week's parsha, Israel begins its 40 years wandering in the desert before entering the Land

Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Beha’alotcha

Despite unequal status, teamwork is the surest route to harmony and maximum self-expression.

The Jewish Tragedy

Simple source of Jewish power: Hashem. “Simple” because we need only recognize it and it will appear

Why A Flag?

What if someone would come to you and offer you everything that is desirable in this world, but with one condition: you have to give up your essence.

Sotah And The True Purpose Of Torah Learning

Torah learning is valueless unless it enhances personal morality, fostering closer connection to God

Teaching Israel

How is it possible that some of our people cannot see what I see, the miracle of the existence of the state of Israel?

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