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Rabbi David Hertzberg is the Principal of the Yeshivah of Flatbush Middle Division. Questions and comments can be e-mailed to him at Mdrabbi@aol.com.
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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Why is the tzitzis reminder on our clothing? How does it remind us that there are 613 mitzvos?
The court cannot solely rely on death certificates issued by non-Jewish institutions without conducting its own investigation into the facts of the case.
“I’m still not sure we have a right to damage his property,” said Mrs. Schloss. “Can you ask someone?”
Slavery was universal; So, why was Egypt targeted in this object lesson?
Rav Akiva Eiger is assuming that the logic of the halacha that both the son and his mother are obligated to honor his father and therefore he must honor his fathers wishes first, is a mathematical equation.
Reward And Punishment
‘Masser Rishon For The levi’im’
Question: If Abraham was commanded to circumcise his descendants on the eighth day, why do Arabs – who claim to descend from Abraham through Yishmael – wait until their children are 13 to circumcise them? I am aware that this is a matter of little consequence to our people. Nevertheless, this inconsistency is one that piques my curiosity.
Reb Shlomo Zalman could not endure honorifics applied to him because of his enormous humility
Because we see these events as world changing, as moments in history, they become part of us forever.
They stammer “I’m not Orthodox,” as if that absolves them from the responsibility of calling to G-d
It’s fascinating how sources attain the status “traditional,” or its equivalent level of kashrus.
She was determined that the Law class was Dina’s best chance of finding a husband, and that was the real reason she wanted her to go to college.
This ability to remain calm under pressure and continue to see the situation clearly is a hallmark of Yehuda’s leadership.
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.
Perhaps the most important leadership lesson Elkana taught us is to never underestimate the difference a single person can make.
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.
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