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‘The Curse Of Anonymity’

5 Sivan 5775 – May 22, 2015
Every person is presented with moments when he/she must make difficult decisions about how to proceed.

The Brotherhood

One does not necessarily share the opinions of one’s brother. One may disapprove of his actions, values, and/or beliefs. However, with brothers there is a bond of love and caring that transcends all differences.

A Tale Of Two Sea Merchants

4 Sivan 5775 – May 21, 2015
So if we basically live the same life, why should he get eternal reward and not me?”

What About A Kohenes?

The question is: What about pidyon haben? Can one give the five sela’im required for pidyon haben to a kohen’s daughter?

The Unique Holiday Of Shavuos

In Parshas Pinchas the Torah introduces the Mussaf for Shavuos by describing it as Yom HaBikurim when we bring the new offering.

The Indispensable Wilderness

The desert, with its unearthly silence & emptiness, is the condition in which the Word can be heard

The Great Importance Of Counting

The census focused on the individual, proving each is created as irreplaceable, unique images of God

Aleph Beta: Bamidbar: Why We Count

Why does the Torah use two different words for "to count," and what does each indicate?

Redeeming Relevance on the Weekly Torah Portion: BaMidbar

From Bemidbar on and in Nevi’im, the nation is viewed primarily by its component parts, the tribes

Shabbos Mevorchim Sivan

27 Iyyar 5775 – May 15, 2015
"You do know that nothing occurs without reason. Can you think of something you might have done to bring on your malaise?"

Aleph Beta: Behar-Bechukotai: Walking With God

What does the omer & agricultural laws pe'ah & leket teach about the Biblical approach to holidays?

Between This World And The Next

A true life of meaning is achieved not by running after material success but by recognizing that everything is dependent on G-d, and that spiritual growth is truly valuable.

Parshat Behar-Bechukotai

Though studying Torah is the most important mitzvah, it is performed in private.

Home Sweet Home

26 Iyyar 5775 – May 14, 2015
There are no enemies confronting us, there are no terrorists to threaten us, and we can clearly see Hashem’s direction and guardianship of the land.

Everybody’s Doing It

We are affected by our environment. Our perspective on the world is affected by what those around us do.

Shmittah For Women

The mitzvah that parents must give their son a bris milah is a mitzvah that they must perform for someone else – namely their son.

Reflections On Yom Yerushalayim

Torah hints to a divided Jerusalem that will become a city without walls forever united

Redeeming Relevance in Parshat Behar

Faith is responding to demands that we wouldn’t think of taking on were we left to our own devices.

Just Say It!

20 Iyyar 5775 – May 8, 2015
A proper emor would also mean that we do not say something, even as a joke or a tease, that may cause someone to be weakened in the doing of a mitzvah or minhag.

The Torah’s System Of Self-Perfection

19 Iyyar 5775 – May 7, 2015
It is the right amount of the right middah in the right time that is the key to perfection. Each middah has its place, time, and correct measure.

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