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Destroying the Chametz Within and Truly Preparing for Pesach
 
All in the Family: BDS Protests Zabars; Carole Zabar Promotes BDS

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Prayer Request from HaRav Aharon Bina

April 20, 2014 - 5:39 PM
 
Bennett to Abbas: Go Ahead, Make My Day

April 20, 2014 - 4:46 PM
 
Arab Riots Forced Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, Family off Temple Mount

April 20, 2014 - 2:27 PM
 
Ukrainian Synagogue Firebombed (Video)

April 20, 2014 - 2:05 PM
 
Hikers Find Human Skull and Bones in Gush Etzion Cave

April 20, 2014 - 8:28 AM
 
U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

April 18, 2014 - 5:25 PM
 
Report: Lebanese man admits to targeting Israelis in Thailand

April 18, 2014 - 5:22 PM
 
Syrian Jets Strike Targets on Ramat HaGolan

April 18, 2014 - 4:14 PM
 
Chelsea Clinton Pregnant with Non-Jewish Child

April 18, 2014 - 10:58 AM
 
Police Limit Arab Visitors to Temple Mount

April 18, 2014 - 10:18 AM
 
No Gov’t Majority for Pollard-Talks Deal

April 18, 2014 - 10:11 AM
 
Shas Party Appoints New Spiritual Leader

April 18, 2014 - 9:50 AM
 
‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar

April 18, 2014 - 2:19 AM
 
Florida Teen Stabbed in High School Gym

April 17, 2014 - 9:31 PM
 
4 Wounded in Gush Etzion Road Terror Attack

April 17, 2014 - 1:01 PM
 
Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again

April 17, 2014 - 12:26 PM
 
Jews Ordered to ‘Register’ in Donetsk, Ukraine

April 17, 2014 - 11:41 AM
 
Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

April 17, 2014 - 10:14 AM
 
Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

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Shabbos Mevorchim Nissan

Posted on: March 27th, 2014

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"Is my husband's Olam Haba'ah really worth the sume of 1,000 ruble?"

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It’s Not Fair!

Posted on: March 26th, 2014

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It seems Rashi is saying that had a Jew remained in his house that evening, he would not have been killed, and had he left his house, he might have died – not because he was guilty of any sin, not because he deserved to die, but because once the destroyer is given permission to kill, anyone in his path is in danger.

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Skin Deep

Posted on: March 26th, 2014

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Man has two possible extremes. If he is worthy, he transcends the rest of creation. However, if he is not worthy he is lower than the mosquito that was created before him.

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Is It Sinful To Have Children?

Posted on: March 26th, 2014

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The Gemara (Niddah 31b) states that Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai was asked why a woman who gives birth must bring a korban.

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Shemini: Why Did God Reject Nadav and Avihu

Posted on: March 21st, 2014

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This week's parsha discusses the sudden and disturbing death of two of Aharon's sons, Nadav and Avihu

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Parshas Parah Purifies

Posted on: March 20th, 2014

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While our purpose in this world is to use our free will to choose good, to overcome our tests and challenges, part of that choosing should include a deep wish that we wouldn't even have the ability to sin.

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The Rationale For The Dietary Laws

Posted on: March 20th, 2014

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The ritual of kashrut may help us become more conscious of our responsibilities to live ethical lives.

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Dov Shurin
 

Boundless Love

Posted on: March 20th, 2014

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Boundless love was something Rav Kook had for the nation of Israel. Just as one cannot question the boundless love of Hashem for Israel, one cannot question the boundless love of a Torah giant for his people.

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Count Your Blessings

Posted on: March 20th, 2014

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That second verse in Vayikra (9:23) tells us that Moshe and Aharon entered the Ohel Moed, and upon exiting they jointly blessed the people.

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A Leopard Can’t Change Its Spots, But A Man Can…

Posted on: March 20th, 2014

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To remind us of this, Hashem gave us a permanent reminder of our uniqueness – the mitzvah of milah.

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The Authority Of The Mishnah

Posted on: March 20th, 2014

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The Ritvah understands that the kosher signs are not just “signs” indicating that a fish is kosher; rather, they are what actually render the fish kosher. This may also be applied to the kosher signs of an animal, but the Ritvah does not indicate this.

 

Sacrifices Celebrate Our Love Of God

Posted on: March 13th, 2014

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The presence of a sacrifice in these covenantal experiences can be looked upon as a celebration of this glorious moment of meeting between God and his people.

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The Man In The White Coat

Posted on: March 13th, 2014

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Chazal tell us that Moshe functioned in many different capacities. For example, at various times he was considered a king and the equivalent of the Sanhedrin. He was also a kohen gadol, as evidenced by his role during this seven day period.

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Purim And The Joy Of Life

Posted on: March 13th, 2014

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Born in 1933, Sheldon Adelson was the son of Ukrainian immigrants. His father drove a taxi and his mother ran a knitting shop. He grew up in one of the poorest sections of Boston. But even as a young boy he showed great ambition, first selling newspapers on the street corner, and then running his first business at the age of twelve. He went on to build over fifty businesses, eventually owning the Venetian Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. He became a very wealthy man.

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Bringing Korbanos Today

Posted on: March 13th, 2014

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If a korban chatas cannot be brought as a nedavah, how can one read the parshah of the korban chatas if he is not certain that he is obligated to bring one?

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Korban Oleh VeYored

Posted on: March 7th, 2014

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Sometimes, like the tamei individual who must stay away from the Mikdash, we have our limits and disabilities, and we must remember not to attempt those goals which are beyond our reach.

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Shabbos: A Day With Hashem – The Royal Witness

Posted on: March 7th, 2014

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Such a misunderstanding would render our words worthless, for we would not be declaring that Hashem is truly the Master of the Universe.

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Vayikra – With A Small Aleph

Posted on: March 6th, 2014

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Operating the crane is Joe. Joe is overweight and a chain smoker. Another worker approaches Joe and says, “Joe, look at you! 80 pounds overweight, smoking two packs of cigarettes a day. You must do something about your health. Go the gym, work out, and get in shape.”

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The Capacity to Change

Posted on: March 6th, 2014

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Esther's name, which means “hidden,” reminds us that at the outset she hides her Jewish identity.

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Women’s Involvement In Korbanos

Posted on: March 6th, 2014

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Rav Akiva Eiger questions why semicha is considered a mitzvas assei she’hazman gramma. While it is true that it must be performed during the daytime, this is not because the semicha per se cannot be performed by night.

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