Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.
Rabbi David Hertzberg is the principal of the Yeshivah of Flatbush Middle Division. Questions and comments can be emailed to him at .
About the Author: Rabbi Dr. David Hertzberg is the principal of the Yeshivah of Flatbush Middle Division and is an adjunct assistant professor of History at Touro College.
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Shem realized that he owed his existence to his father who brought him into the world.
‘That Which Is Crooked Cannot Be Made Straight…’
Question: I recently loaned money to a friend who has been able to repay only part of it. This was an interest-free loan. We exchanged a signed IOU, not a proper shtar with witnesses, since I have always trusted her integrity and only wanted a document that confirms what was loaned and what was repaid. Now that shemittah is approaching, what should I do? Should I forgive the loan? And if my friend is not able to repay it, may I deduct the unpaid money from my ma’aser requirement?
Why is there is no mention of dinosaurs, and other prehistoric animals, in the Torah?
Strict din demands perfection. There is no room for shortcomings and no place for excuses; you are responsible.
Surprisingly, my husband and one son arrived home over half-an-hour earlier than usual. I excitedly shared my perfect-timing story, but my better half one upped me easily.
Noach felt a tug, and then heard a rip. His jacket had been caught on the nail, and the beautiful suit had a tear.
Boundaries must be set in every home. Parents and children are not pals. They are not equals.
Noah and his wife could not fathom living together as husband and wife and continuing the human race
The Babel story is the 2nd in a 4-act drama that’s unmistakably a connecting thread of Bereishit
Our intentions are critical in raising children because they mimic everything we parents do & think
A humble person who achieves a position of prominence will utilize the standing to benefit others.
Myth #1: It is easy to be a B’nai Noach. It is extraordinarily hard to be a B’nai Noach.
Realizing that his death was immanent and he had only a few more moments, Moshe focuses on doing the most important thing: he runs to Bnei Yisrael and blesses them.
Eisenhower understood that motivated men will fight much harder and longer than unmotivated men.
When Germany invaded neutral Belgium on August 4, England declared war on Germany. Thus, by the end of the first week of August all the major powers of Europe were at war.
Although famous for his smile, Ike Eisenhower actually harbored a volcanic temper that he worked arduously to control.
Why did we merit exiting the gas chamber alive when so many others did not?
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.
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