Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.
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Perhaps, just perhaps, we can relate to this: whenever we feel distant from Hashem, that is the Churban.
Over the next 2 weeks covering portion Matot and Maasei, Rabbi Fohrman will bring order to confusion.
Our home is in the center of the Holy Land, surrounded by (what else?) green hills and valleys.
The Investment Of Sanctity
Question: I recently returned from a trip abroad and wanted to say HaGomel. When I mentioned this to the officers of my synagogue, however, they told me – as per the instructions of the synagogue’s rabbi – that I would have to wait until Shabbos to do so. I was not given any reason for this and did not wish to display my ignorance, so I quietly acquiesced. Can you please explain why I had to wait?
We may not recognize the adverse affect of eating forbidden foods, but they leave an indelible imprint.
There are several rules that one must adhere to when making a neder.
Important message for Jews in the Diaspora: In times of need run to Israel rather than from Israel.
The negotiation between Moses and the tribes of Reuven and Gad is a model of conflict resolution.
Once again we find ourselves alone – a little lamb among wolves.
When we return to our routines, things don’t have to go back to exactly the way they were.
The Three Weeks determines the “who we are and how we live” as Jews.
Sometimes when Chazal say that two different people are really one, they do not mean it literally, but rather figuratively.
Although famous for his smile, Ike Eisenhower actually harbored a volcanic temper that he worked arduously to control.
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.
Like Dempsey and Gates, leaders must always be cognizant of the costs involved in their decisions – even when the costs are less than human life
G-d, accordingly, is encouraging Moshe to not just focus on reaching the top of the spiritual mountain but remaining there as well, thus fully capitalizing on his gains.
Moshe’s name would forever remind him of the kindness that Pharaoh’s daughter did for him by taking him out of the Nile, and serve as a lodestar to him as he interacts with his people.
Having come to the conclusion that nobody was more qualified than Yosef to lead Egypt in anticipation of and during the approaching famine, Pharaoh appointed him prime minister. This appointment made Yosef the second most powerful man in Egypt.
Esav truly thought he was getting the better part of the deal. He considered that as a hunter, whose life is constantly at risk, it was likely he would die before his father anyway. Therefore, when an opportunity to sell the birthright presented itself he jumped at it and immediately profited from the sale.
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