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Aleph Beta: Eikev: Why Does The Nation of Israel Merit The Land?

Is it because of merit or the promise to our ancestors that B'nai Israel gets to enter Israel?

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Ekev

In the Shema, Jews sense personal address but know deepest expression of loyalty to God is communal

A Time To Rejoice

By internalizing the Exodus, it is as if we ourselves were redeemed from Egypt.

Shabbos: A Day With Hashem A Smile From Heaven

Each Shabbos we add the tefilla of “Ritzei” to Birchas HaMazon. In it we ask Hashem that on this day of Shabbos He should...

The Poet And Mystic Vs. The Philosopher

Amongst the greatest disagreements in Judaism is the understanding of the 1st of the 10 Commandments

My Father, My Teacher

We studied his seforim together, we listened to famous cantorial masters and we spoke of his illustrious yichus, his pedigree, dating back to the famous commentator, Rashi.

Daf Yomi

The Day He Heard ‘One May Seek Revocation Of A Confimation’ (Nedarim 69a)

Replacement Check

The director picked up the phone to Rabbi Dayan. "One of our counselors lost his check," he said. "Do we have to issue a new one or is it his loss?"

The Meaning of Tu B’av

Six events occurred on Tu B'Av, the 15th of Av, making it a festive day in the Jewish calendar.

Why Did Moshe Daven

Why would Moshe Rabbeinu have thought that the vow that disallowed him to enter Eretz Yisrael was annulled simply because he was allowed to conquer and enter the land of Sichon and Og?

Q & A: Tzedakah (Part II)

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)

Lost And Found

Snow in Jerusalem! For many New Englanders like me, snow pulls at our nostalgic heartstrings like nothing else can.

Man: Preprogrammed For Greatness (Shabbos Nachamu)

Man has conflicting wishes and desires. Man has forces pulling him in competing directions.

Consolation And Redemption

Perhaps the admonition here is that we should not trivialize the events of the past by saying that they are irrelevant to the modern Jew.

The Good Land

One must view the settlement of Israel in a positive light. Thinking otherwise is a grievous sin.

Aleph Beta: Va’etchanan: What Did Moses Do Wrong? Part II‏

Reaching a stronger understanding of what Moses actually did to prevent him from entering the land

Time To Reach Out To Our Father

Anti-Zionism, today's anti-Semitism, has gone viral, tragically supported globally & by many Jews

Redeeming Relevance on the Weekly Torah Portion: Ve’etchanan

The 10 Statements main point was not content but the encounter between G-d & His nation, Israel

Torat Hakehillah

Before going in, I had told R’ Nachum all of the things we were doing in Philly, and how it was very important to receive a good bracha on behalf of our newest venture, a Russian Kollel.

Q & A: Tzedakah (Part I)

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)

9 B’Av: The Chain of Events that Led from Bar Kamtza to Titus

(JNi.media) Tisha B’Av (Heb: 9th of the month of Av) is a fast day according to rabbinic law and tradition, commemorating the destruction of...

Ethical Correctives For The First 4 Books

Devarim often parallels the stories in Bereishit but in reverse & can be considered as a corrective

Daf Yomi

‘Older’ By A Month ‘…Until The Beginning Of Adar’ (Nedarim 63a)

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