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What Real Education Is All About

We are accustomed to talk about our difficulties and hardships, but not to share our deliverance from them.

Reflection On Sukkot

When we examine the lives of the fathers of our nation, we see that they had to continually confront challenges and crises.

To Widen Our Embrace

You must tell yourselves: I am not my pain. I feel pain, but it alone does not define who I am.

The School Year Begins…

It's not about if you will do what your parents ask, but how you will do it. It's not about if you will pray and keep Shabbat, but how.

Selichot: When Optimists Meet

Selichot prayers are attended by optimistic people, people who believe that it's possible to change ourselves and the world around us.

Selichot!

Do you know how to be thankful for what you have and to rejoice in it?

Shmittah (the Sabbatical Year) Is Coming!

Exactly like Shabbat that arrives every seven days, the shmittah arrives every seven years and is meant to calm, refresh, and restart the entire economy

The 40-Day Challenge Begins

We too can access the powerful potential of these days – from the 1st of Elul to the 10th of Tishrei – and resolve to work on a specific area: from marriage, education of our children, learning, prayer, and character refinement to the relationship we have with our cell phone.

Shabbat: A Break From Living Twice As Fast

Patience, listening, concentration, waiting patiently, the capacity to be here and now and not to run ahead, the ability to fully experience the moment – all of these are significantly diminished in the digital age., But Shabbat..

‘Be Extremely Protective Of Your Lives’

If we were so concerned about every patient on a ventilator, scrupulously counted every coronavirus patient and victim, and carefully adhered to social distancing and wearing masks – how could this pandemic not have taught us to have greater appreciation for life under all circumstances?

What Did Omri Casspi Tell Me?

At some point, I stopped and said to myself: 'Wait a minute, what is going on with me?' I felt a sense of obligation and began thinking: I represent something, but I know nothing about what I represent.

Happy 110th Birthday

Apparently, she is the oldest woman in Israel. So we came to celebrate with her, with the aunt who always fascinated us with stories about the pioneers, the different waves of immigration, and the beginning of modern settlement in our land.

Kneeling For The Mother Of 12

When grandmother grew up and had children of her own, another chapter of self-sacrifice began.

What I Learned At A ‘Defeat Party’

The road to any success is no less important than the success itself.

A Letter From America

Four million people died worldwide, and despite everything, somewhere in New York City, a secretary at Yeshiva Darchei Torah was looking for the address of a family in Israel to return the small sum they paid for lunches.

A Lesson From Mrs. Gafner

Even at the height of personal anguish it's still possible to demonstrate such sensitivity.

Better Late Than Never

Because of the War of Independence and establishment of the state, the event was postponed and never took place. My grandmother would always say that she somehow felt that her life was missing something.

Take Heed

Rashi explains that the Torah coupled these two incidents together on purpose, in order for us to notice that the spies saw what happened to Miriam, but did not learn a lesson from it. In his words: "And these wicked people witnessed it, but did not learn their lesson."

Jews Of Silence

When my father visited Russia, Jews there asked him: 'How many are marching for us in America?' He was embarrassed to tell them how few there were.

They Deserve To Be Remembered

If the field workers assist us in fulfilling the mitzvot associated with agriculture in the Land of Israel, the caregivers assist us in the mitzvot associated with honoring our parents.

And Firing At Sderot Is Okay?

It's not normal to permit a reality such as this, and those living near the Gaza border have put up with it for 20 years.

G-d Isn’t An ATM Machine

After my son, Rabbi Eitam, was murdered with his wife in a terrorist attack, I told my students that no one promised me that G-d is an ATM machine.

A Mega ‘Thank You’ At The Kotel

The intent of the prayer is to teach us to give thanks for surviving potentially life-threatening situations.

Delayed Gratification

These three years are meant to atone for Adam's sin – the sin of impatience.

Not Just A Kidney Revolution

This is greatness. Not to be content with an individual solution that is beneficial only to yourself, but rather to change the accepted way things are done so that all may benefit from your experience.

Now’s The Moment Of Truth

Will we still remember the importance of eating healthy now that we can again eat whatever we want outside?

Freedom For…?

Freedom is not only about rights or privileges, but also about responsibilities.

What Is Freedom?

Freedom is the ability to strive to find the good where no one else sees it. And also to articulate it, with passion.

A Wasted Year?

I never thought I would get so excited over a conversation with friends around a dinner table. I never was so enthusiastic about candies thrown at the bridegroom when he received an aliyah to the Torah.

A Different Perspective On Cleaning

How far we are from those distant halachic discussions regarding a public oven for several families...

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