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Tenth of Tevet – Asarah B’Tevet

11 Tevet 5775 – January 1, 2015
The 10th of Tevet began the chain of calamities culminating in the destruction of the Beit Hamikdash

The Tenth of Tevet

10th of Tevet marks the onset of the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar, the King of Babylonia

Parshas VaYechi

10 Tevet 5775 – December 31, 2014
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The Gratitude We Owe Police Officers

Shouldn’t we Jews, having experienced the barbarism of many societies, speak support the NYPD?

The White Lie

Truthfulness is a fundamental value in Jewish yet truth isn't its highest value. Peace is. Why so?

When Playstation and Xbox Go Down, We Go Up

9 Tevet 5775 – December 30, 2014
There is no difficulty today recognizing the “doubled and redoubled” darkness of the world.

Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Vayechi

8 Tevet 5775 – December 29, 2014
Yaakov's blessings to his sons stand as a solution to their particular issues with relationships

Tzitzis: A Deeper Look

5 Tevet 5775 – December 26, 2014
Why is the tzitzis reminder on our clothing? How does it remind us that there are 613 mitzvos?

Missing Husbands And Agunot

4 Tevet 5775 – December 25, 2014
The court cannot solely rely on death certificates issued by non-Jewish institutions without conducting its own investigation into the facts of the case.

Broken Key

"I'm still not sure we have a right to damage his property," said Mrs. Schloss. "Can you ask someone?"

Generations Forget And Remember

Jacob’s blessing of Ephraim over Manasseh had nothing to do with age and everything to do with names

Vayigash‏: Yosef and the Suffering of Egypt

Slavery was universal; So, why was Egypt targeted in this object lesson?

Must One Honor His Grandfather?

Rav Akiva Eiger is assuming that the logic of the halacha that both the son and his mother are obligated to honor his father and therefore he must honor his fathers wishes first, is a mathematical equation.

The Buck Stops Here

The first requirement is a king must admit when he is wrong.

Daf Yomi

Reward And Punishment ‘Masser Rishon For The levi’im’ (Yevamos 86a)

Q & A: Arabs Circumcise At 13 (Part IV)

Question: If Abraham was commanded to circumcise his descendants on the eighth day, why do Arabs – who claim to descend from Abraham through Yishmael – wait until their children are 13 to circumcise them? I am aware that this is a matter of little consequence to our people. Nevertheless, this inconsistency is one that piques my curiosity. M. Goldman (Via E-mail)

A Humbling Lesson (VII)

Reb Shlomo Zalman could not endure honorifics applied to him because of his enormous humility

What’s Your Currency?

Because we see these events as world changing, as moments in history, they become part of us forever.

Prayer Can Do It All

They stammer “I'm not Orthodox,” as if that absolves them from the responsibility of calling to G-d

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