One Small Step

Yesterday this sinner was separated from Hashem… But today he is connected with the Shechinah… he observes commandments, and they are received with pleasure and joy…

The ‘Stolen’ Lulav

Shlomo rushed off to pay the seller and return home happily with his prize...only to find that the stall was empty. Obviously the lulav seller had packed up and gone home as yom tov was fast approaching.

Bagels In Dispute

I expected you to remember, replied Mr. Feldman. In any case, I won't eat these bagels for supper tonight, nor will they last till after Yom Kippur.

New Album Celebrates The Iraqi-Jewish Experience

My goal is to express myself in an authentic way and I think there are a lot of people this message will resonate with.

PANDAS And Anxiety

Researchers believe that the antibodies that children’s bodies build up in order to fight the strep infection begin to attack other parts of the children’s bodies once the infection is gone.

Daf Yomi

The Debt Lives On ‘The Orphans’ Mitzvah To Repay Their Father’s Debt’ (Ketubbot 91b)

Dress Your Children In Style – But Without The Fuss

The children’s wear brand Pastel perfectly caters to the parent or loved one looking to encapsulate the energy, vitality, and creativity that exists within each child.

Dov Hikind Is Not Taking It Anymore

Perpetrators don’t have to be concerned to … attack Jews … there are no repercussions.

Yom Kippur As Purification

The conclusion of the Yom Kippur pasuk – the word “tit’haru” – commands us to purify ourselves. The Kohen Gadol used this word at the height of the Yom Kippur atonement service to remind those in the Mikdash of their responsibility to purify themselves.

The Dementia Diary – Chapter Two

Years of love and caring can be hard to remember when your reality changes. Yet, one internalizes the commitment.

Yeshiva Student Launches Laundry App

The concept was born out of necessity. Nachshon Fertel, a triplet, noticed the sheer volume of laundry his mother did on a daily basis.

Q & A: An Israeli Etrog After The Shemittah (Part I)

I usually do not succumb to their pitch as my heart is always set on supporting the State of Israel, and I end up buying an Israeli etrog. This year some have made mention of a problem regarding the shemittah. What do you suggest?

The Kittel: When And Why?

Some authorities teach that one should not clean one's kittel after Pesach. This is because the wine and matza stains on one's kittel from the Pesach Seder – proof of one’s devotion to mitzvot – will serve well on one's behalf on Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.

Fair And Square

A marriage filled with checks and balances and the need for an even playing field is always a recipe for conflict and resentment.

The Yetzer Hara’s Closed Hand

Worldly pleasures are like sunbeams in a dark room. They may actually seem solid, but he who tries to grasp a sunbeam finds nothing in his hand. The same is true of all worldly desires.

Dear Dr. Yael

The first thing to try to do is stop the power struggles (or judgments) with your daughter. It is important to listen to what your daughter is telling you without correcting her or trying to change her.

Succession Planning

After all Moshe was the most humble person ever; he had no ego and did not need an official title.

Ten Days Of Second Chances

Even when Hashem doesn’t cause rain to fall and feed our crops, he provides moisture and sustenance through the dew of the earth.

Theodor Reik’s Studies On The Shofar And Kol Nidre

In Kol Nidre (1918), Reik begins with a recollection of visiting the home of a music-loving friend and having an inexplicably strong reaction to a haunting minor musical passage that sounded very familiar to him but which he could not place.

New Book Focuses On The Specter Of Antisemitism In America – And How To...

Greenblatt admits the ADL only refers incidents of hate crimes and antisemitism to federal authorities such as the FBI but does not follow up to see how these cases play out in court.

Yom Kippur: Flying Amongst Angels

As we approach Yom Kippur, we recognize that it is unquestionably one of the most important days of the year. And yet, in many ways, it is a mystery.

Supreme Court Asked To Strengthen Protection For Sabbath Observers

A Christian Sunday Sabbath observer is petitioning the Supreme Court to consider his claim that the U.S. Postal Service discriminated against him by refusing to exempt him from working on Sundays.

I Have Sinned

The creation of the unique “mouth of the donkey” established the fundamental principle of the significance of viduy – admission of one’s sins – in the process of doing teshuva.

Five Items Regarding The Chofetz Chaim

In his merit, and to our benefit, let's try to work on speaking less lashon hara.

Authorization For Sale Of Sins

If we do it before Pesach with our chometz, could we do it before Yom Kippur with our sins?

An Honest Look At Shidduchim

In a conversational and metaphorical style that is refreshing, Lavane talks about growing up in post-baby boomer America as a religious woman who’s trying to find love while not compromising her values.

Torah As Song

The decisive points of the narrative alone are emphasized, what lies between is non-existent; time and place are undefined and call for interpretation...

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