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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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This week’s parsha offers a new covenant; a covenant that speaks to national life unlike any other
All Jews are inherently righteous and that is why we all have a portion in the World to Come.
If mourning is incompatible with Yom Tov, why is it not incompatible with Shabbat?
How can the Torah expect me today, thousands of years after the mitzvahs were given, to view each mitzvah as if I’m fulfilling it for the first time?
Torah isn’t a theological treatise or a metaphysical system but a series of stories linked over time
In contrast to her Eicha-like lamentations of the previous hour or more, however, my youngest was now grinning from ear-to-ear.
An Astonishing Miracle
‘Why Bring the Infants to Hakhel?’
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?
e are in a time of serious crisis and must go beyond our present levels of chesed.
According to Ibn Ezra, the Torah was stressing through this covenant that hypocrisy was forbidden.
“Tony said that the code in most places in the U.S. is at least 36 inches for a residential guardrail,” replied Mr. Braun. “Some make it higher, 42, or even 52 inches for high porches. What is the required height according to halacha?”
Simcha is total; sahs is God’s joy in protecting us even when we are most vulnerable.
Not only do we accept You as our King, it is our greatest desire that the name of Your Kingdom be spread throughout the entire universe.
Eisenhower understood that motivated men will fight much harder and longer than unmotivated men.
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.
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.
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