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Parshas Chayei Sarah: The Advantages Of Old Age

If you're always battling against getting older, you're always going to be unhappy.

The Proper Time To Daven Minchah

The implication of the Shulchan Aruch (Orach Chaim 233:2) is that one may not daven Minchah before six and one half hours into the day.

The Musical Note With A Deep Message

Perhaps deep down Eliezer did hesitate. In his heart of hearts, he may not have wanted to succeed.

The Covenantal Community

This complementary nature and unified destiny is the basis of the Covenantal Community.

The Greatness Of The Avos

What happened was that Frank Jr. stopped being the little babe looking with love into his father’s eyes, and the relationship took on a very different nature.

The Invisible Hand

This week's parsha is the archetype of our connection to G-d in a world where His presence is hidden

Hibur: Yes, We Are Our Brothers’ Keepers

Racheli Frankel: "I didn’t think they were thrown just anywhere. The tears of Hebron embraced them”

Chayei Sarah: Eliezer and Samuel’s Surprising Connection‏

What is the surprising connection‏ between Eliezer and Samuel? Find out with Rabbi David Fohrman


Defenders of “The Shidduch System” cite that Yitzchak loved Rivka after they got married, not before

Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Chayei Sarah

Avraham was asked to nullify his identity, by fulfilling the opposite of what he believed right.

Shabbos: A Day With Hashem – A Time for Favor

The Sefer Charedim writes that during the tefillah of Mincha on Shabbos, all the tefillos of Klal Yisroel are accepted!

The Prison Cell Of Laziness

Is it possible a man could be standing in a burning building, knowing this life is in danger, and be too lazy to move?

Praying With Fervor

If I appoint someone as Shatz, he is supposed to pray for me, as if I was praying.

Did Avraham Serve Kosher?

Some Rishonim are bothered by the opinion of the Rambam that bnei Noach are commanded not to eat basar min hachai.

Vayeira: Abram, Sarai, Hagar, Ishmael and…Exodus?‏

The story of Vayeira is a basis for our slavery and ultimate exodus from Egypt.

Believing In God Even When Prayers Are Unanswered

To be fully saved means not only to come out physically unscathed but emotionally healthy as well.

Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Vayera

Yishmael could claim to be a victim; he only prevails when he subordinates himself to Yitzchak.

Walking With Hashem

People love their GPS; just type in the address and it tells you exactly how to get to where you want to go.

Perfect Together

Bris Bein Habesarim affirmed that Hashem gave the land to Avraham’s children. It does not specify for how long. It did not guarantee the Jewish people eternal ownership of the land

Monetary Exemptions For The Uncircumcised

According to the Raavad if one who is uncircumcised breaks something he will be exempt from paying for it since he was chayav kares at the same time as he was obligated to repay for the item he broke.

The Greatest Role Models Show They’re Truly Human

Having herself been victimized by Pharoah, Sarah should have been more sensitive to Hagar.

Gedolim Are Human

Avram’s father was not impressed with the cleverness of his son. In fact, he was so unimpressed that he took him to Nimrod the king, who pronounced him an enemy of the state and attempted to execute him.

Lech Lecha: The Battle For Abraham’s Legacy‏

How do the stories in Lech Lecha help us understand the central tension of Abraham's life, legacy?

Abraham and the Beginning of Kingdom

Abraham did not govern society but instead was the representative of God’s kingdom on earth.

Redeeming Relevance in the Weekly Parsha: Lech Lecha

Hagar grossly miscalculated her own merits and demonstrated a serious lack of gratitude for Sarai.

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