Opening The Doors

Logically, it isn’t possible for you to make it to work on time. But there is a Creator. And nothing stands in His way.

How Many Foreheads?

The Mishnah and the Talmud do not explain what “padachat” means, so how do we know it means “forehead”?

Contagious Conversations – Constant Contact

Ideas we feel compelled to share, insights we're desperate to impart, powerful experiences we reveal are all contagious, Torah conversations that are contagious build a Home for the Divine Presence.

Parshat Mishpatim

A society needs laws to function, while at the same time it needs to provide opportunities within the structure for the human spirit to blossom.

The Uniqueness Of The Chassidic Approach

Often he strove to aid Jews materially even before working to elevate them spiritually because an improved material life allows one’s spiritual life to thrive.

Q & A: Saying ‘Amen’ Right Before Shema (Part VIII)

Question: Should the congregation say “Amen” after the berachah of “habocher b’amo Yisrael b’ahavah” (right before Shema)? I have seen different shuls do different things. M. Goldman

On Thunder And Apples

“We cannot keep the thunder and lightning of Sinai with us, but we can take the spirit of Sinai and incorporate it into mitzvoth – whether we are at the market, at home, in the bank or the car.

Because Hashem Said So

Mitzvos that seemed rational in earlier generations may seem irrational today.

Cash Back And Points

Mr. Brayer thought for a minute. "I'm happy to charge it to your credit card," he said, "but I'm concerned about ribbis."

The First Masechta – Almost Done!

Daf Yomi is not about looking back; it’s about looking forward. There’s plenty of exciting terrain and exhilarating fulfillment ahead.

Listening To G-d

Judaism is a matter of creed as well as deed. But we should allow people great leeway in how they understand the faith of our ancestors.

Kabbalat Shabbat After Sunset: Sublime Or Superfluous?

Saying a shorter version of Kabbalat Shabbat would hardly be unprecedented or a scandalous reform.

Stealing And Robbing

The gaNav steals at Night [i.e., when nobody is looking] while the gazLan steals in the Light [i.e., out in the open].

Who Can Forget?

It is not sufficient to simply learn the Torah, part of the mitzvah is knowing and understanding where the Torah comes from.

How Does One Avoid Groupthink?

The Sanhedrin tended to be a group of like-minded individuals who were in charge of making very important decisions in high-stress situations, many of which had life and death consequences.

Daf Yomi

The Lady Of The House “One Says the Blessing on the Wine First” (Berachos 51)

Redeeming Relevance: Parshat Mishpatim: An Eye for an Eye and the Best of All...

The traditional understanding – that the Torah is referring to the monetary value of an eye – is not without its difficulties either

Is It Proper…? Should a person be comfortable or uncomfortable davening in an airport...

Should a person be comfortable or uncomfortable davening in an airport or on an airplane? And should he act conspicuously or inconspicuously?

Making Amends

Torah is to be taught as healing, as a relationship, as nurturing. It is this Torah I love and that gives me life.

The Waiver

When he first found out that his bar mitzvah parsha was Yisro, which contains the Ten Commandments, Yedidya felt that Hashem had been particularly generous with him.

The Turbulent Journey to Matan Torah

Inspiration-like a flash of lightning

WATCH: Praying for China at the Kotel 以色列人民为中国人民祈祷

The prayers called upon God to have mercy and cure the Chinese people from the Coronavirus and for the health of all people around the world.

A Culture of Chesed

Our wonderful founding bochurim were now by and large married with children of their own. So it was a magnificent ever-expanding yeshiva family that now populated the alumni gatherings.

The Delicate Balance

The challenge is finding the delicate balance between knowing our calling and not burning ourselves out.

Don’t Stop At Hearing

Only Yisro went deeper into what this all meant to him. He didn’t just hear – he changed.

When A Judge Can’t Make Up His Mind

If two of you are of the same opinion, the case is effectively decided!


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