We Need More Chairs In The Women’s Section

Our mission statement reads: Orthodox Leadership Project (OLP) empowers Orthodox Jewish women’s leadership as a way of strengthening Orthodox communities and the broader Jewish community.

Tu B’Shvat And The Ten Commandments

When the Torah and the nation are constantly compared to trees, this gives us a better understanding of the importance of keeping all the laws written down in the Torah.

Sweating The Details

Package? No, I not in America and no package here. Maybe you vant Shulem Fastag? Ich bin Shlomi Fastag. Shulem he live cross street. I not go to America.

Lighthouse Parenting

Unconditional love means that you love your children and even as you set high expectations for them, you understand that they will make mistakes and you will love them regardless. Children need to understand this as well.

Cash Value Replacement?

The truth is, I barely used that sweatshirt, replied Hillel. If you lost mine, I'd rather you pay me its value. I'm almost the next size already.

Daf Yomi

An Outcast “He Shall Dwell Outside His Tent” (Moed Katan 7b)

Q & A: By Means Of Intervention (Part I)

Question: May a cheresh, a deaf-mute, who exhibits other signs of intelligence, be included in a minyan? I live in a small town where this is a very relevant question, where we struggle to put together a minyan. Are there any halachic implications for including such a person? Name Withheld Small Town, USA

The View From Above

Moshe's actions on top of the hill displayed a complete trust in G-d that deeply affected everyone. By emulating Moshe, the people became worthy of salvation.

Owing What We Own

We ought to recognize that in addition to creating all objects, Hashem is also responsible for specific objects being in our possession.

Feathers On The Wind, A Facebook Story

One of the many voices disagreeing with me was a man named Michael Zeff. We debated and it got heated, too heated.

A Book Stamped With Swastikas

This volume, Land Israel, by a Jewish author, Ludwig Strauss, was published in Berlin in 1935, during the Nazi period.

Find The Good

Rebbe Nachman tells us that we must "revive" ourselves by focusing on our good points.

Descent Into Gehinnom

As Racheli gets swept up into his distorted vision, their downward trajectory takes on a disturbing life of its own, irrevocably spinning out of control.

The Secret Of Chein

When Jews came to America and they were confronted with the WASP society that didn’t allow them into the country clubs, some made the mistake of thinking that if they became more American they would be more accepted.

Dear Dr. Yael

Covid, which generally causes all of us anxiety, has definitely exacerbated it in individuals who suffer from anxiety disorders.

The Alter Rebbe’s Directive To The Chassidim Regarding Their Antagonists

Lower your spirit – act with absolute humility before them. And if you must talk to them, speak “softly… with a restrained spirit...

Martin Luther King Jr.: Friend Of The Jewish Community

Today I can’t tell you what his speech was, Frank said, but I can tell you, I was blown away. It was the most erudite speech...

My Two-Year Journey Through Nach Yomi

Every generation thinks it is special – more advanced, more prescient, more enlightened. We think it's cute to make fun of millennials and blame climate change on boomers.

Leaving Egypt

Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook wrote: Leaving Egypt will forever represent spring for the entire world.

Deepening Our Perception Of Challenges

If we can change what we want, we can change who we are. When we make new decisions, we create a new reality for ourselves.

Affording A Frum Lifestyle: Increase Your Household Income

You may be surprised how many companies would be open to having the right candidate work remotely regardless of their location.

The Face Of Evil

While it is true that the enemy always hates us for a reason, it is his reason, not ours.

Insurance Policy: The Power Of A Good Act

Why didn’t G-d wipe out the army in Egypt? Why was it necessary to have them pursue the Jewish people into the Sea of Reeds?

Time Bomb

To quote that mildly famous song, “All you need is time, time, time...” (Love. Whatever. It’s semantics.)

The Customs Of Tu B’Shvat

One should take the opportunity afforded by Tu B'Shvat to reflect and thank G-d for the fruits that He has created for our enjoyment.

A Lesser-Known Story Of The Jewish Influence On Literature

The book demonstrates that various literary motifs were heavily influenced or established by Jewish writers, including time travel, alternative history, utopia/dystopia, and – of course – comedy.

Az Yashir: Song Touches The Eternal

What is a bracha if not a motivator to do something – to eat the matzoh, to lay tefillin, to recite Kiddush? But mitzvos of the heart are natural and organic; they happen naturally.

‘Digging’ Into The Yadin/Sukenik Archaeological Family

Whoever hid the scrolls did an incredible job, as they were not discovered for 2,000 years and, in fact, they could well have remained hidden but for a fortuitous accident in 1947 when a goat wandered into a hollow.


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