Jewish Laughter

Making people laugh and telling funny stories won't necessarily earn you a place in heaven. But you know what will? Finding people who have forgotten how to laugh or perhaps feel they will never laugh again – and making them laugh.

The Cycle Of Life Continues

My family always found an open and warm welcome when they flew in for a family simcha, but now due to Hashem’s goodness and kindness I am now living in close proximity to several of my children.

‘Hashem Gives Us The Power To Become Great’: An Interview with Motivational Speaker and...

You have to be willing to start over when things aren’t working out. Sometimes it’s physically starting over and sometimes it’s a mental thing.

The Rubashkin Saga – X

While we rejoice at the recent release of Shalom Mordechai Rubashkin from prison, the series continues this month and beyond.

Summertime

Eretz Yisrael opens her heart only to those who truly love her.

Kind Continental

Seeing my distress, a very kind employee named Lori (whose last name I regretfully forgot to ask about) very compassionately offered me the use of a stroller she just “happened to have” in the back room of their office.

The Sabbath: First Day Or Last?

The Sanctuary as a human construct, mirrors the Divine creation of the universe. Each creation culminates in the Sabbath placing the sanctity of place in subordinate position to the holiness of time.

The 45th President’s Anti Semitism Problem

Claims of sinister Jewish control of governments used to come from the extreme Right and the extreme Left. Now they seem to be coming from the mainstream Left as well, viciously attacking Trump and Kushner

Love Of Fellow Jews

He was so persuasive that he managed to convince the landlord. The prisoner was ordered freed.

The De Blasio ‘Mandate’

While Mayor de Blasio has dutifully backed the “progressive” agenda, we have yet to hear him decry the left’s growing anti-Zionism.

Co-borrowers Are Guarantors For Each Other (Siman 77)

If, however, both borrowers have assets, all the laws of a guarantor apply and the lender may not collect the entire loan from the guarantor but must collect half from borrower.

What Were Susan Rice’s Motives?

This was not necessarily illegal on Ms. Rice’s part, since she was legally entitled to see the material in her official capacity.

A Feud For The Ages: A History Of The Jews And The Church (Part...

The thirteenth century was a turning point in Jewish-Church relations.

Time For ‘Open Orthodox’ Congregations To Leave The OU?

Open Orthodoxy should close the door behind itself as it exits the Orthodoz Union.

Prayers For The Czar – But Not For Israeli Soldiers?

No, it is not to such bloodthirsty jackals that we look to understand why terrorist incidents in Israel have significantly decreased since the early- and mid-2000s.

Looking At Anti-Semitism With One Eye Closed

We have long written off the charge that Donald Trump himself is in any way a promoter of anti-Semitic sentiment or action, if only because of his personal history.

Disputing, For God’s Sake

The twelve-member bipartisan congressional “super committee” on spending cuts formally conceded defeat late last month, after failing to reach common ground on the issues of tax increases and spending cuts.

My Broken Refrigerator And The Holocaust

When your yardstick for measuring pain and discomfort is the Holocaust, it’s difficult to get too upset about life’s minor problems – and that’s what they are.

The Lulav: Prosecutor Or Defendant?

The thief took his advice and did so. Yet, when the official got up to speak, he informed the court of all the horrible things the highwayman did to him.

Daf Yomi

Who’s The Boss? ‘One Hired A Laborer To Assist Him In Yayin Nesech’ (Avodah Zarah 62a)

Inspired By The Prophet Ezekiel: An Interview with Dry Bones Cartoonist Yaakov Kirschen

I liked the promise of a new future, but I didn’t understand why it had to be anti-Zionist or anti-Jewish.

Take It For Him!

A person cannot be forced to receive something against his will, replied Rabbi Dayan. Therefore, the recipient has the 'upper hand' and can choose either to uphold the gift retroactively or to refuse it.

Vayikra – With A Small Aleph

So am I deserving of honor? The body I occupy sure is; just look at what it can do. But I am that little guy inside – small, insignificant, unimportant.

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