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Rabbi David Hertzberg is the Principal of the Yeshivah of Flatbush Middle Division. Questions and comments can be emailed 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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People often think that all they are missing is “just a little more” and then they can be truly happy.
The Midrash is teaching a fundamental message of what it means to be a religious person.
Torah opposes slavery; G-d desires the free worship of free human beings, yet slavery’s permitted-?!
Approximately 18 years ago, my uncle called me into his office saying he had an urgent matter to discuss. I didn’t know what he had in mind.
“Where is God?” asked the Kotzker Rebbe “God is not everywhere but only where you let Him enter”
An Explosion In The Trench
‘With A Glowing Hot Knife’
Her first tactic was tefillah; she immediately began to recite one perek after another of Tehillim.
When a miracle occurs that transcends nature, Hashem has broken the laws of nature to create the miracle.
“How could you have expected my glasses to be there?” argued Mr. Weiss. “You shouldn’t have to pay.”
Rather than submit to this fate and suffer torture and humiliation, Shaul decided to fall on his sword.
How can the Da’as Zekeinim say this was Hashem’s plan to allow them to become the Torah Nation? We know it was actually a punishment.
A strange midrash of fruit trees surrounding the Nation of Israel as they walked to freedom
Leading by example must be visible, regarding where, when and how-like Nachshon entering the Red Sea
Three years of war and the loss of one-tenth of Britain’s men is not too great a price to pay.
Leaders must always pay attention to the importance of timing.
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.
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