The Iron Crucible of Egypt

Instead of commending this righteous individual for his proper ethical standards, he has been attacked by the left wing media!

What Really Happened In Charlottesville

There has been very little media coverage of the actual events, and there are many unanswered questions.

How Does A Teacher Communicate With Parents?

With the advent of the Internet, however, our generation has entered into a period of time of instant communication.

The Jewish State

We are in Eretz Yisrael before the building of the Beis Hamikdash. Why are we repeating the same mistake three thousand years later?

Sefirat Ha’Omer: Process And Outcome

Researchers are trying to determine which approach is more effective in getting a person to his goal.

Parshas Miketz: The Death Of A Dream

Yosef, in interpreting the first set of dreams, performed in a manner that was clearly miraculous to all.

Is Jerusalem Our Capital?

Jews witnessed the ten makkos defy every natural law and decimate their oppressors. How could they still be sinking lower in tumah after witnessing this?

Fish And Twins

Why is Purim the only holiday that was established on two different dates depending on where one lives?

Domestic Discord And Children

Which parent doesn’t wish to do the utmost for his or her children? But buying them the latest toy won’t bring them true happiness. The greatest gift parents can give children is an oasis of peace in the home – and, yes, sometimes that requires massive self-control.

Listen To Your Tzitzis

Rav Moshe answers that tzitzis can only affect a person when he realizes that he needs a rebbe, a teacher, someone to show him the right way.

Concern For One Another

This amount, when placed into perspective in relation to the entire number of those that were in the desert, represented only one percent of the entire community.

Q & A: Hachana (Part II)

QUESTION: Is it halachically permissible to pack on the Sabbath or Yom Tov for a trip to be taken on the next day?Moishe HalberstamBrooklyn, NY

Vayeira: The Binding of Isaac

God wanted to establish the principle that children are not the property of their parents.

Teaching Davening (Part Two)

Teachers, as well as administrators, must be actively involved in the daily prayers that transpire at a school and must set the bar as dugmaot ishiot, role models, on how one must daven.

Q & A: Gebrockts (Conclusion)

QUESTION: When I recently got married, I discovered that my wife has a different custom regarding Passover, namely, not eating matza and matza products that have been soaked or cooked in water, also known as the practice of 'brocking'. What is this based on? Whosepractice should prevail in our home?Name Omitted By Request

Divine Intervention Motivates Religious Inspiration; After Three Days How Much Remains?

For change to become permanent it has to become internalized through new behaviors. Mitzvot have to be observed regularly.

Why Does The Yetzer Hara Win?

Why is it that our evil inclination often seems to be so much stronger than our good inclination?

Want To Be Heard? Speak Quietly (Part II)

Please don’t misunderstand me. I am a firm believer in the “perfect marriage." It exists. As a matter of fact, every two people who walk down the aisle have an opportunity to create it.

The Movie On The Plane…

When life improved art--priceless.

Humility Or Entitlement

There we often find children who lack proper derech eretz in their daily exchanges with people, as if they feel that they are entitled to act this way and to behave disrespectfully around their teachers or adults.

‘Hurricane Season’

It’s been a rough few weeks. It began with the news of a heinous crime just blocks from where I live on Manhatan’s Upper West Side: a nanny viciously took the lives of her two young charges. Hurricane Sandy came next, contributing additional loss of life and financial devastation of a magnitude never before experienced by our East Coast brethren.

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.

Encouragement

We know that the measure of goodness is greater than that of punishment.

‘All Have The Right To Ascend To Holiness’

Today there are many stumbling blocks that prevent people with disabilities from participating fully in services or even in Jewish education.

Who Are Our leaders?

Some are people whose leadership ability certainly do not match their piety or their religious commitment. But our rabbis still recognize these as reputable leaders of our people.

Q & A: Gerut During Sefira (Conclusion)

QUESTION: I have received the good news that I am going to be accepted as a full-fledged member of the Jewish people. The Beit Din informed me that the gerutwill become effective a short while before Rosh Chodesh Iyar (late May), during Sefirat HaOmer. Do I continue to count Sefira after my gerut as I have been doing before it? I was told that a similar topic was previously discussed in this column. Perhaps you can helpme with my specific situation. Avraham b. Avraham (via e-mail)

Why Are We Losing Our Children? (Part I)

We all yearn to feel that we are part of something special. We all seek respect and acceptance for simply being who we are.

Day Schools Must Get Adults Involved

I have always been disturbed by the fact that while millions upon millions of dollars are poured into the construction and programs of synagogues, the support received by our yeshivas and day schools is so meager in comparison.

Five Weeks For A Shidduch Suggestion

The mitzvos teach a Jew restraint and free him from the servitude of things having to materialize instantaneously. Jewish family life presents the apogee of constraint. The message presents itself over and over again and is so clear.

Should Your Spouse Be Like You?

For some reason, people seem to strongly believe that being alike improves communication. But is that really so?

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