Q & A: Matanot La’evyonim

To whom does one give on Purim? Must one give to someone who, one suspects, may not really be poor? Is there a minimal amount one must give? Also, what about boys collecting for yeshivot or other institutions – may one discharge one’s obligation by giving to them? Menachem

The Origin Of The Shevuat Heiset (Siman 75:17)

It is upon the plaintiff to bring the required evidence to prove his case.

Political Correctness, Leftist Style

Both the tribute to Mr. Lopez-Rivera and the portrayal and murder of a Trump-like Julius Caesar have been justified by supporters in the name of political and artistic freedom. Yet the sophistry in play with regard to both is unmistakable.

‘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.

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.

Seforim Exchange

He discovered the Mikraos Gedolos cost about 35 percent more than the Mishnah Berurah.

Arbitration Vs. Litigation

We must never forget that when Aaron was left to lead, the people made a golden calf. But never forget that Moses needed an Aaron to hold the people together. In short, leadership is the capacity to hold together different temperaments, conflicting voices and clashing values.

Food For The Soul

The nefesh habahami on the other hand is comprised of the base instincts necessary for survival.

The Tragic Vacuum

To my sorrow I have found there is a great divide between secular Jewish youth and the older generation of our people. These students have no familiarity with our glorious history, nor with Israel If you don’t know who you are as a Jew, your Jewishness becomes a burden

That Obama/Farrakhan Photo

Now, 13 year later, after Mr. Obama’s electoral fortunes are no longer a concern, the photo and news of the meeting have surfaced.

Prayer – It’s a Universal Thing

Today she lives with her husband in Brooklyn and has finally found her comfort spot, religious-wise.

Strengthening Our Community’s Security

We were thrilled to see this budget passed, but it was the product of diligent efforts by committed parents, educators, and lay leaders.

The Summer Of ‘67

Events morphed into what became known as the Six-Day War. While the war lasted less than a week, millions of words were devoted to it in newspapers and magazines over the days and weeks that followed.

Yes, There’s A Presumption That Loans Are Not Prepaid, But Here’s A Receipt To...

The heirs in the present situation are permitted to bring witnesses who testify to the fact that they saw the debtor repay the loan, before the maturity date, when he was still live.

Jerusalem Fifty Years Later

We, today's Jewish people, in two weeks, will be privileged to share in an historic milestone: The 50th anniversary of the liberation and reunification of Yerushalayim under Israeli sovereignty.

Rosh Hashanah Cards Of WWII And The Holocaust

Most of these cards were hand-drawn and, as such, uniquely reflect the thoughts of writers extending holiday wishes from the depths of hell.

Daf Yomi

A Matter Of Priority ‘Lands Shown By Hashem To Moses Are Subject To Tithes’ (Bava Basra 56a)

Kislev

We as Jewish people must remember daily who we are, and who we come from and who our forefathers were.

Win Or Lose, Iranians Want Regime Change

For the first time in nearly a decade, one dares to believe that the Islamist clerics who have ruled Iran since 1979 will not be in power by the time the 40th anniversary of their revolution rolls around in 2019.

Holocaust Museum Focuses On Eichmann And His Capture

Operational Finale was the code name given by the Mossad to the mission of finding and capturing Eichmann after the Holocaust.

Saved From Fire

Sometimes, like those of our ancestors in the desert, our protestations should have instead been cheers and songs of thanksgiving; but we discover this only in retrospect.

Ambassador Nikki Haley: Standing Up For Israel

I am here to say the United States will not turn a blind eye to this anymore. I am here to underscore to the ironclad support of the United States for Israel.

A Time For All Things

Sukkot is an eternal time of joy, and if we are worthy, of plenty.

The Still Voice (Kol)

The mention of kol is referenced in dozens of places in the Torah, and each time it appears, one is filled with wonder and amazement in its powerful and profound implication and meaning.

The Centenary Of Allenby’s Entering Jerusalem

Brooks predicted that Jerusalem would be liberated in 1917, an idea that intrigued Allenby, who began to view his own role in Eretz Yisrael in prophetic terms.

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