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Always Ready To Bless – With Love

The Shulchan Aruch notes that a priest who is in mourning for one of the seven close relatives does not bless the people during the Shiva period.

May One Transgress To Restore Shalom Bayis?

Generally there is an issur de’oraisa to erase Hashem’s name, but here the Torah explicitly permits it.

I Never Do Anything Wrong

Why can’t a man just admit it is wrong to steal but he wants to do it anyway?

Parshat Naso: A Guide For…Parenting?

Is parsha Naso teaching us how we should treat our children?

The Integral Link Between Nation And Family

May we feel the pain of what is happening in Israel not merely as members of the Jewish nation but as members of our own family.

Shabbos Mevorchim Sivan

The girl who had remarkably survived the accident had previously not led a religious lifestyle - which unsurprisingly changed after this event.

Parshat Bamidbar

Why did we merit exiting the gas chamber alive when so many others did not?

May One Look At The Aron?

Only mitzvos that are clearly stated in the pasuk may be counted as one of the 613 mitzvos.

Choose Your Friends Wisely

One of the quirks of human nature is that the average person assumes he is smarter than the average person.

Stand Up And Be Counted

Without Joseph laying the foundation for them in Egypt, they never would have survived the exile spiritually intact.

Bamidbar: Who Cares About Geneology?

Rabbi Fohrman gives us insight into what it truly means to be a teacher.

The Link Between Bamidbar And Shavuot

Evaluating forces us to consider the gift of every moment we have.

Parshas Bechukosai: True Rest During the Sabbatical Year And Lag B’Omer Connections

The question begs: how in the world can we accept that Bnei Yisrael en masse did not ever keep the mitzvah of shemittah?

A Formula For Love?

How can the Torah command you to love somebody?

If You Will Labor In Torah Study

When Hashem created man, He took these two diverse segments and mixed them together, creating a new synthesis called man.

The Two Covenants

Why distinguish between parts of the Torah to say that this part came from pi Hagevurah while the other part came from pi Moshe?

Bechukoti: Why Would God Curse His People?

In this week's parsha a stark choice is presented: follow God and live, or abandon Him and die.

Let’s Be Thankful For Our Blessings

We should remember not only the difficult moments of life but also the blessings we too often take for granted.

Dividing The Tochacha

And yet, the Gemara in Megillah clearly states that the halacha about the tochacha only applies to the tochacha in Vayikra, not to the tochacha in Devarim.

Parshas Behar “Charity Of Time”

It is one thing to do a chesed for someone one time or when it is convenient. But for a person to go a few hours out of his way every year for a stranger demonstrates incredible selflessness.

The Cycle Of Seven

Eretz Yisroel's resting during the shmittah year proclaims Hashem as the Creator of the world just as Shabbos does, for the init of time - seven - is solely connected to the creation of the world.

Everybody’s Doing It

The Torah is teaching us that even a mature adult faced with a difficult trial will be greatly influenced by what others are doing.

Must Women Observe Shemitah?

The Minchas Chinuch first suggests that the obligation to be mafkir one’s produce may not be a time-sensitive mitzvah.

Behar: Why Does Land have to Rest?

What does it mean, conceptually, to see Shabbat in different worlds?

Staying Close Infuses Life

Let us resolve to connect ourselves powerfully to Eretz Yisrael and Jerusalem.

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