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Shabbos Mevorchim MarCheshvan

Each month of the Jewish year is associated with a letter of the Lashon Hakodesh.

Shabbos – A Day With Hashem: Our Father’s Table

When a child needs encouragement whom can he turn to?

Redeeming Relevance on the Weekly Parsha: Terumah

The notion of duality is paradoxically a very important part of God’s unity.

Q & A: Pain, Suffering And Sickness

QUESTION: Why is there so much pain and suffering in this world? Could not a world be created by G-d that is devoid of pain, suffering and sickness?Y. RappaportVia E-Mail)

Two Little Words That Go So Far (Part Two)

Gratitude=Great Attitude. Appreciation is always appropriate.

Twenty Dollars – And Help From Above

I returned to work after the pre-summer Memorial Day weekend and found on my desk a brochure sent from the American Friends of Kupat Ha’ir. It described a tragedy that had recently taken place in Eretz Yisrael. A tzedakah campaign had been created after the father of 13 children was suddenly killed in a car accident, leaving behind a wife and the 13 children – including a six-day-old baby.

Say Little; Do Much

A dog that barks much is never a good hunter. -Proverb

The Merit Of Trusting Hashem

Stopping there, the Jewish people looked up and saw the Egyptians chasing after them.

Must We Check For Treifos?

This week’s parshah contains the source for the halacha of following the rov (majority). The pasuk states: “acharei rabbim lehatos.” The Gemara in Chullin 11a says that this pasuk is referring to the Sanhedrin where the halacha follows the majority opinion of the judges.

Dashed Expectations and Single Daughters (2)

The first thing you need to do is bring your burden to our loving Father. Speak to Hashem from the heart.

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.

Tenth of Tevet – Asarah B’Tevet

The 10th of Tevet began the chain of calamities culminating in the destruction of the Beit Hamikdash

Q & A: Bal Tash’chit During The Nine Days (Part I)

QUESTION: May leftover meat from the Sabbath during the Nine Days be used during the week so as not to violate "bal tash'chit" - the prohibition against wastefulness?Rabbi Yaakov Spivak, Rosh KollelKollel Ayshel AvrahamMonsey, NY

Children And The Sins Of Their Parents

With Ruth, The Torah seems to be stating that children shouldn't be punished for the sins of parents

Rabbis, Kohanim, And Moments Of Deepest Despair

While Judaism believes the hereafter is of important status, it takes a back seat to this world.

Tefillah – A Meeting With Hashem: Aleinu – The Coronation

Every year on Rosh Hashanah we once again coronate Hashem as the King. How?

Using Visualizations

How can the Torah expect me today, thousands of years after the mitzvahs were given, to view each mitzvah as if I’m fulfilling it for the first time?

Monetary Exemptions For The Uncircumcised

According to the Raavad if one who is uncircumcised breaks something he will be exempt from paying for it since he was chayav kares at the same time as he was obligated to repay for the item he broke.

Q & A: Covering The Challah

Question: Why do we cover the challah when we make Kiddush? Why don’t we cover any other foods on the table? Zelig Aronson

Unintended

He flipped through the pages, looking for some identification. "Absolutely no marks; it's brand new," Yosef said. "Since there are no identifying marks, the item is hefker [ownerless] and can be taken; I'm taking it for myself."

To Have or to Be…that is the Question: Parshat Bechukotai

To learn the secret to a happy life, please read Rabbi Cardozo on parshat Bechukotai.

The Parsha Experiment – Shoftim: Is This Just A Boring Parsha?

If the entire book of Deuteronomy is supposed to be Moshe's rousing speech before the nation enters Israel, how can we understand the mundane text of Parshat Shoftim?

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