Is It Proper To Attend A Non-Jewish university?

As with every question, the proper answer begins with "it depends."

Are Yom Ha’atzmaut And Yom Yerushalayim ‘Halachic’ Holidays?

The Chatam Sofer concludes that establishing a festival to mark a miraculous event is a biblical requirement, and one who does not do so is in violation of not performing a positive commandment (Teshuvot Chatam Sofer, YD 233).
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Ari Fuld on the Holidays | Passover: Freedom vs. Responsibility – 5778 (2018)

Ari Fuld discusses: What are we celebrating on Passover and what are the lessons to be learned?

The Machine Matzah Controversy: A History – Rabbis, Matzah, and Invention

The Ksav Sofer also dismissed the square matzah concern by stating, In the merit of the four-cornered matzos, may Hashem redeem us from the four corners of the earth.
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Finishing The Job: Purim’s Secret Hidden in Jerusalem & Gaza

If you want to learn a mind blowing short & powerful class on Purim before the Holiday, Tehila delivers again!

Such A Thing Will Not Be Done

The Torah is ambiguous regarding who, exactly, is right in this story. Did, indeed, the brothers go too far? Did Yaakov face a battle shortly thereafter, as one midrash indicates? Were they both right on some level?

Acheinu – How To Be Whole

You may be a wonderful, accomplished, and successful individual, but as long as you are not on speaking terms with your own sibling, you will not be whole. As long as a family is torn by mistrust and conflict, none of its members can be whole.

Parshat Korach and the ‘Just Not Bibi’ Protesters

Parshat Korach reminds us to remain vigilant against those who manipulate democratic ideals for personal gain.

A Chanukah Carol

A Tribute in 5 Parts to 8 Days and 1 Great Victorian Novelist

Ari Fuld on the Real Miracle of Chanukah

Ari Fuld uncovers and explores the real miracle and lessons of Chanukah.

New Platform Allows Users To Rate Their Beit Din Experience

The idea is to slowly create an operating standard: approved batei din are ones which are transparent, which don’t allow for shady deals, and which recognize abusive behaviors when they present themselves.

Is It Proper To Own A Gun?

Obviously, the question is not only in regard to owning a gun, but having it in one’s possession and if necessary, using it.

Modern Orthodoxy’s Moral Failure

The fate of our children’s children rests with us – with whether we surrender the legacy of our forefathers for a little temporary convenience, or whether we stand proud and strong in the face of the storms to come.

A Sukkah Allegory

Reb Yisrael and his sons erected their sukkah adjacent to the kitchen door of their palatial home in one of the Five Towns, as they had done for many years in the past...

Ari Fuld on the Passing On of Leadership – Parshat Vayelech

We're going to talk about something that is probably one of the most practical pieces of advice for today. We're talking about handing over leadership.

Parshat Mas’ei – The ‘Palestinian’ Question

While Israel was obligated to drive the British from our soil, the Torah's approach to the "Palestinian" question might actually be more complicated.

17th of Tammuz

17th of Tammuz: Beginning 3 weeks of mourning for the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.

Eruv Tavshilin

When Yom Tov begins on Wednesday night (in Galus), the eruv tavshilin ceremony is performed on Wednesday and when Yom Tov begins on Thursday night it is performed on Thursday, in each case by the head of the household.

Oops – What If I Still Owned Some Chametz During Pesach?

If one is unsure whether or not a particular food item is subject to the penalty of chametz she'avar alav hapesach, one is permitted to derive benefit from the item, though it remains forbidden to be eaten.

On the Shockingly Skewed LGBT Survey Sent to Efrat Residents

The survey itself is skewed, written in a style that clearly wants to advance identifying publicly with flags representing grave sins. This is dishonest and unethical in itself.

Talmud on Social Media: Is It A Risk Worth Taking?

Many people have asked me to comment on Miriam Anzovin’s Daf Reactions on TikTok.

The Meaning of Today’s 10th of Tevet Fast

Asara B’Teves, the 10th of Teves, commemorates the beginning of the siege of Jerusalem by the Babylonian ruler Nebuchadnezzar that ultimately culminated with the First Temple’s destruction on the 9th of Av the following year.

Ari Fuld on the Real Miracle of Chanukah

Ari Fuld uncovers and explores the real miracle and lessons of Chanukah.

Q & A: Questioning The Rabbi And Synagogue Leadership

Question: My synagogue is Orthodox in practice; however, many of our members are ignorant of basic Halachot. In fact, many members attend only occasionally, even while they support generously. Every year at Yom Kippur time the congregation swells to its limit. Our Rabbi and leadership seem to ignore the fact that many people travel to the synagogue by car on the holiest day of the year. What could be done? Anonymous Via email

Yes, One Is Halachically Obligated To Get The Covid Vaccine

If one perceives that, rather than seeing his own decisions as determinative of his fate, Divine providence is guiding the result, then considering that there’s a halachic mandate to follow professional medical advice (see Taz, YD 336), the conclusion is most clearly in line with the dominant medical consensus.

My Zaidy Sholom Klass

My grandfather loved to show me all his books and would ask me if I was learning as well. He would always tell me a story from the Gemara, and his face would light up as he would tell it.

Ari Fuld on Sukkot: The Symbolism of Sukkot and its Lesson for Modern Times

On Sukkot we are told to be joyful, but why should we be more joyful on Sukkot than any other holiday, and what is the message for us today?

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