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The Life And Identity Of Chiram

It is important to keep in mind that there are numerous midrashim that are not meant to be taken literally.

Room In The Sanctuary

They shall make a Sanctuary for Me so that I may dwell among them"

Materials Fit For The Mishkan

One could suggest that we distinguish tamei animals from the items they produce.

Balancing Bitachon And Hishtadlus

Amazingly, whenever we accomplish something in this world, the results are credited to us even though we are fully aware that Hashem is the One Who did it all.

Aleph Beta: Terumah: Is God Talking To Me Through The Laws of the Mishkan?

How can we as 21st century Torah learners, find meaning and relevance in the Mishkan's construction?

Impossible Reality

The Sfat Emet explains that reality is malleable, and that the shaper of reality is...Humanity

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Terumah: How Many Israelites Does it Take to Build an Aron?

If we truly want to be involved in Torah study, than we, ipso facto, are involved in Torah study.

Shabbos Mevorchim Adar Rishon

The month of Adar is characterized by the emotion of unbridled joy.

Parshat Mishpatim

So what did Eisenhower actually say?

Checking For Shatnez

Many poskim maintain that if a person buys an inexpensive suit he need not check it for shatnez since the vast majority of inexpensive suits are shatnez­-free.

Aleph Beta: Mishpatim: Are Laws Just Oppressive Restrictions?

In this week's parsha, the Israelites experience their highest high & lowest low within a few verses

Dual Revelation At Sinai

The obligation to perform Mitzvot is a fundamental enabler for the Divine Countenance in this world. Shechina was never removed from the nations of the world, for otherwise the world could not exist.

The Effect Of An Action

So too if someone intended to help Shimon and succeeded, we understand that good was coming to Shimon because Hashem decided long ago.

Crossing Boundaries

I prefer to celebrate with you the many times we reach just beyond the boundary into the good & holy

Redeeming Relevance: Mishpatim: What’s So Special About Parents?

By first putting parents before "self" we learn to put the more abstract God before self.

With Open Arms

There is no greater joy and gratitude that a father can have than when a lost child is led home.

Studying Torah While Unclean

The Gemara (Berachos 20b) states that Ezra instituted that people who contract a certain type of tumah (baal keri) may not study Torah until...

Feeling The Miracles

“Yeah. break those bones. Crack. Crack. Splatter goes me. Hee, hee, hee. And then. . . and then, they take me to the hospital.

Aleph Beta: Yitro: Does God Care About ME?

Truly knowing God isn't just a matter of national relationship, most importantly it's a personal one

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Yitro: The Good Midianite

Yitro may well be the prototype of the righteous gentile, maintaining a distinct non-Jewish identity

Tefillah: A Meeting With Hashem – What Makes The World Tick?

Tefillah is not voluntary or something we do when we feel like it. It is one of the 613 mitzvos.

Instant Life (Just Add Oil)

The problem is, the Torah doesn’t really take such a kind view of being too involved with the temporal world.

Why We Sing

Rashi interprets the word “Ki” as "even though,” or "despite" (similar to the use of “Ki Karov Hu,” specifying that G-d did not lead the Jewish people through the land of the Philistines even though it was closer).

Must Women Eat Shalosh Seudos?

I believe that not all agree with the opinion of the Ran and Rabbeinu Tam that the rule of af ha’eim hayu b’osah haneis applies to the obligation to eat three seudos with lechem mishneh.

Redeeming Relevance in Parshat Beshalach: Pointing to God

The first 30 years of the State of Israel allowed many to see God in history

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