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The Three Weeks

28 Tammuz 5774 – July 25, 2014
The Talmud teaches that the Beis HaMikdash was destroyed because of baseless hatred.

Reflection And Accountability

When taking any major step in life it is a good idea to carefully re-evaluate one’s past.

The Power Of Prayer

27 Tammuz 5774 – July 24, 2014
When Hashem first thought (if it could be) about creating the world, the middah of din was in operation.

What A City Of Refuge Has To Offer

It is apparent from the Maharsha that he does not see galus as atoning for killing accidentally; otherwise, this Gemara would not bother him.

We’re All In This Together

26 Tammuz 5774 – July 23, 2014
Will Your brothers go to war, while you sit (in peace) here? (Bamidbar 32:6)

The Three Weeks

21 Tammuz 5774 – July 18, 2014
Perhaps, just perhaps, we can relate to this: whenever we feel distant from Hashem, that is the Churban.

Two Elements To A Sin

20 Tammuz 5774 – July 17, 2014
We may not recognize the adverse affect of eating forbidden foods, but they leave an indelible imprint.

Nedarim And Contingencies

There are several rules that one must adhere to when making a neder.

In Times Of Danger, Run To – Rather Than From – Israel

Important message for Jews in the Diaspora: In times of need run to Israel rather than from Israel.

Is Pinchas Really Eliyahu?

14 Tammuz 5774 – July 11, 2014
Sometimes when Chazal say that two different people are really one, they do not mean it literally, but rather figuratively.

Parshat Pinchas: What Does It Mean To Be Zealous For God?

The midrash says that Pinchas, (this parsha), and Eliyahu, prophet of Kings, are one and the same.

Inheriting Positions Of Honor

13 Tammuz 5774 – July 10, 2014
We need to understand why Moshe Rabbeinu decided to ask that his sons inherit his position after this new halacha was introduced.

Passing The Baton

Moshe served dual major roles for bnei Yisrael. He was their teacher and their leader.

Why Do We Pray With A Set Text?

An opinion recorded in the Talmud states that prayers correspond to the daily sacrifices offered in the Temple that are mentioned in this week’s...

Shabbos A Day With Hashem: Family Time

7 Tammuz 5774 – July 4, 2014
Is the fact that we can spend time with our families just a fringe benefit of Shabbos or an integral aspect?

The Disney Museum Of Kiddush Hashem

Respect for basic human dignity is such a powerful concept that it overwhelms some areas of Jewish law.

Tza’ar Ba’alei Chaim

6 Tammuz 5774 – July 3, 2014
If it is not prohibited when there is a purpose for inflicting the tza’ar, why was Bilam chastised for tza’ar ba’alei chaim?

Moshe And Generation M(idbar)

Moshe’s punishment described in the parsha is most tragic. He was chosen to redeem the people, he loved them dearly and personally sacrificed so much for them.

Through The Eyes Of History

There are often two distinct perspectives of an event: the perspective from living in the moment, and the perspective of history.

Balak And The Battle Of Gettysburg

The power of "positive campaigning;" Nothing quenches your soul's thirst like Torah.

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