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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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With Ruth, The Torah seems to be stating that children shouldn’t be punished for the sins of parents
Without a foundation, one cannot hope to build a structure.
Why do we have a parsha in Sefer Shemos named after Yisro who was not only a former idolater, but actually served as a priest for Avodah Zarah!
Question: Should we wash our hands in the bathroom with soap and water, or by pouring water from a vessel with handles three times, alternating hands? I have heard it said that a vessel is used only in the morning upon awakening. What are the rules pertaining to young children? What is the protocol if no vessel is available? Additionally, may we dry our hands via an electric dryer?
This Land Is ‘My’ Land
‘[If The Vow Was Imposed] In The Seventh Year…’
The Shulchan Aruch in the very first siman states that one should rise in the morning like a lion, implying that simply rising form bed requires strength of a lion, in line with the Midrash.
Attempts to interpret the message of Hashem in the absence of divine prophecy ultimately may twist that message in unintended ways that can lead to calamitous events.
Suddenly, the pilot’s voice could be heard. He explained that this was a special day for those passengers on board who lived in Israel.
If the sick person is thrust into a situation where he is compelled to face his sickness head on, we who are not yet sick can encourage him by facing it with him.
All agree that Jews ARE different. How? Why? The Bible’s answer is surprising and profound.
What’s the nation of Israel’s purpose in the world? How we can bring God’s blessings into the world?
“Is there a difference between rescuing and other services?” asked Ploni.
To my dismay, I’ve seen that shidduch candidates with money become ALL desirable traits for marriage
Bil’am’s character is complex and nuanced; neither purely good nor purely evil.
A truly great leader is someone who not only leads and influences his immediate circle, but the broader world as well.
Lincoln was not a perfect man. But he rose above his imperfections to do what he thought was right not matter the obstacles.
Before we embark on a major project or make a fateful decision we must get a wide-range of views and perspectives.
The Torah presents us with a model of how to effect change in a sustainable way.
Three years of war and the loss of one-tenth of Britain’s men is not too great a price to pay.
This ability to remain calm under pressure and continue to see the situation clearly is a hallmark of Yehuda’s leadership.
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