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Purim 2015: Same Fight, Same Enemy

In the midst of all this name calling by these so called leaders stands a man who is steadfast in his beliefs and is prepared to deal with any outside pressure to get his point across.

Collective Punishment Vs Collective Reward

“Well, you are also part of this class! If someone drills a hole in the boat, the boat will ultimately sink, and even the innocent ones will perish as well. The whole class must be punished!”

Teaching Davening (Part Two)

Teachers, as well as administrators, must be actively involved in the daily prayers that transpire at a school and must set the bar as dugmaot ishiot, role models, on how one must daven.

On Science And The Sages

I think that we have to follow the approach of the Tannaim and Amoraim. They followed the latest scientific developments of their time.

The Ninth Day Of Chanukah

If the Maccabees found enough oil to last for one day, then why was the first day considered a miracle?

Tackling The Torah’s Ambiguities: A Reflection On Methodology

In their zeal to uphold the law, they became destroyers rather than builders.

Tzitzis: A Deeper Look

Why is the tzitzis reminder on our clothing? How does it remind us that there are 613 mitzvos?

The Importance Of Davening In Our Schools

In our times, most of us when we pray, our minds are on something else-it is hard to focus all the time.

Faith In The Candles

It would have been understandable for these great warriors to become dispirited.

The Struggle

The travail of Yosef was undoubtedly the greatest trauma of Yaakov’s life, which certainly knew its share of hardships.

Parshas Miketz: The Death Of A Dream

Yosef, in interpreting the first set of dreams, performed in a manner that was clearly miraculous to all.

Combating The Influences

Chazal teach us that we need to be “sur may’rah v’asei tov,”avoid bad and do good.

The Great Chase

When we celebrate the completion of learning a section of Torah, we recite the Hadran.

Leadership in Genesis and in the Bible

Judah concedes he was wrong&feels regret; THAT is precisely what qualifies his house for leadership

I Cry With You

Two of these attacks occurred close to Allon Shvut, and somehow I feel responsible.

Has the Time for the Redemption Arrived?

If we do things right, this year might even be the year of the final redemption!

Vayeira: The Binding of Isaac

God wanted to establish the principle that children are not the property of their parents.

A Time Of Reflection And Appreciation

We recognize that we are only a speck in this great world and only a small impression in the unfolding of time. As an educator, I have always believed that teachers should realize this as well.

Balancing Family And Schoolwork

Schools should realize that a child’s life is composed of multifaceted experiences, and schoolwork and homework are only one small part of the equation.

How Not to Have Too Much Integrity on Yom Kippur

Jonah objected to God accepting repentance based on ulterior motives and likely for short duration.

Israel and the Nations

It is in the nature of the Nations of the World to be hostile towards the Jewish People.

The Rebellious City

A bit of (non-Jewish) history can help us understand this week’s Torah portion: In the early 1500s, the Catholic church was being fundamentally challenged...

A History of National Responsibility

Unlike the two and a half tribes, when we walk in front of G-d, we must be perfect in our motivation

The Waters of the Lord

Today, we remain Hashem's nachal.

Fruits, Buckets, And Holiness

Food can be eaten to fill your stomach. But food can also be eaten with the intent to recognize Creation and acknowledge the Creator. A bracha is not just a thank you.

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