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Warning: Lashon Hara Kills

They have heard many shmuzin discussing the severity of this issue, and they don’t question it.

Individuality And Commonality

It may be suggested that a time frame of separation is mandated to heighten the physical encounter.

Does The Halacha Rewrite The Facts?

The Gemara, in Kiddushin 57b, searches for a source to confirm that the bird that is to be set free is permitted to be eaten after the process is concluded.

Metzora: Living Within the Community

while each of us is an individual, we are also part of a larger unit

Leadership Lessons From The Haggadah

Without a plan of action, a leader will never be able to lead his followers anywhere, no matter how important the destination or lofty the goal.

Social Nation

A friend of mine recently heard a comment that left him stunned. A colleague told him that his mother, a survivor of Auschwitz, who had recently lost her husband of five decades, told her son, “You should know, being alone is worse than Auschwitz!”

Tazria: The Bizarre Purification of the Metzora

This week's parsha deals with the strange set of laws dealing with tzara'at.

Signs Of The Covenant

Many wonder what is the counterpoint for circumcision relative to women.

Shabbos Mevorchim Nissan

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

It’s Not Fair!

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.

Skin Deep

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.

Is It Sinful To Have Children?

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

Parshas Parah Purifies

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.

The Rationale For The Dietary Laws

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

Boundless Love

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.

Count Your Blessings

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.

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

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

The Authority Of The Mishnah

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

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.

The Man In The White Coat

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.

Purim And The Joy Of Life

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.

Bringing Korbanos Today

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?

Korban Oleh VeYored

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.

Shabbos: A Day With Hashem – The Royal Witness

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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