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Chametz After Pesach

15 Nisan 5774 – April 14, 2014
According to the Rambam, the k’nas applies to any chametz on Pesach with which one could, in theory, transgress the aveirah – even if no transgression actually occurred.

Pesach: Relationships And Sandwiches

12 Nisan 5774 – April 11, 2014
Marror is the reliving of the bitter enslavement and matzah is the under-eighteen-minutes redemption.

What Is ‘Great’ About Shabbos Hagadol?

11 Nisan 5774 – April 10, 2014
One difference between Bnei Yisrael and Bnei Noach is that shiurim only apply to Bnei Yisrael.

Systems Of Human Perfection

Hashem imprinted into the essence of each animal all the instincts necessary for its survival as well as for the continuation of its species.

Writing A Book On Pesach

Chazal recognized the importance of recording events for subsequent generations to identify with, understand and appreciate what moved the author so many years before.

Acharei Mot: The (Surprising) Point of Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is called one of the days of awe. What does awe have to do with forgiveness for our sins?

A Hairbreadth Can Be The Whole Difference

the lots teach us that there are aspects of life that are based purely on mazal.

Shabbos: A Day With Hashem – The Land Of The “Free”

5 Nisan 5774 – April 4, 2014
When Hashem took us out of Mitzrayim, we received not only a physical freedom but also a spiritual one.

Shabbos Hagadol And The Israeli Defense Forces

Today we have more than six million halachic Jews living in the Holy Land.

Warning: Lashon Hara Kills

4 Nisan 5774 – April 3, 2014
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

27 Adar II 5774 – March 28, 2014
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.

The Impurity of the Birthing Mother and Her Offering

26 Adar II 5774 – March 27, 2014
What is the sin of the birthing mother?

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!

25 Adar II 5774 – March 26, 2014
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.

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