Taking Responsibility

Yaakov could not be comforted because he was distressed by the thought that Yosef had been harmed because of him. It was only when it was revealed to Yaakov that Yosef was still alive that Yaakov was reassured that he was righteous.

Daf Yomi

A Distressful Situation ‘No Lashes Are Administered’ (Nazir 23a)

The Prohibition Of Taking Sefarim And Produce Out Of Eretz Yisrael

Almost all contemporary halachic authorities rule that in our day, when sefarim are abundant and relatively inexpensive, it is permitted to ship or otherwise take sefarim out of Eretz Yisrael without exception.

Prime Minister Netanyahu: Apply Sovereignty Now

The principle of “Yes to sovereignty, no to Palestine” must lead us in every discussion on sovereignty. One does not make deals on the homeland – not theoretically and certainly practically.

Passports: President Trump Rounds The Middle East Circle

It was also fitting that the next day, the first passport issued under the new rules was issued to Menachem Zivotofsky.

Is It Proper…? Should a frum Jew believe the sun goes around Earth if...

Should a frum Jew believe the sun goes around Earth if the Rambam says it does?

In His Memory

We must believe and know with absolute certainty that ultimately everything will turn out well, the rabbi proclaimed.

A Minor Fast Day With Major History

As Jews, we try to connect all of our daily events to the guiding hands of The Almighty. And yet, how often do we look at G-d’s connection to the world and His intervention in the public realm?

Tokens Of A Tzedakah-Minded People

Going into a bit more detail about this specific pogrom, it is sickening to learn that rioting Polish soldiers claimed that their officers allowed them 48 hours to pillage Jewish quarters as a reward for capturing the city from the Ukrainians.

When May One Use First Names And Titles?

We are taught that addressing one's teachers by their first name is so severe an offense that the Talmud labels one who does so as an apikores – one who has distanced himself from Jewish norms.

When Hard News Hits Too Hard

Staying informed about current events, especially concerning Israel and the Jewish people, can feel like a very stressful full-time job.

Jewish Players In World Series 2021

In 2004, the National Baseball Hall of Fame prepared a retrospective “A Celebration of Jews in Baseball.”

Looking To Buy A Robot?

The entire process takes just minutes, and its UV-C light and ultrasonic wave technology kills 99.9 percent of bacteria, germs, and mites.

The Value Of A Hallmark Card

Of course, the good parent praises and rewards the child for a job well done. But, what about the math teacher who turned your child around?

Word Prompt – CHULENT – Ann Koffsky

Chulent shows that while our Torah is structured and dictates how and when we cook and how and when we eat, we still have enormous creative choices within its framework.

Daf Yomi

A Night-Day Dilemma ‘When One Reads Shema’ (Berachos 8b)

A Worthy Exchange

What could David do? He wanted to help out a fellow Jew but he had waited for this opportunity all year, had scrimped and saved.

Creating Holidays In Cheshvan?

Suddenly, through my personal sacrifice, a random Tuesday afternoon was transformed into a personal Yom Tov.

Appreciating A Gam Zu L’Tovah Day

I thought you were a different patient when you called. I can’t fit you in today.

Daf Yomi

To Be or Not To Be “Appointed…Designated From The Previous Day” (Yoma 66b)

Reading For All Ages

With so many new cases of ADHD reported each year, it is important to help children learn how to sit still.

Israeli Independence Day

As we moved around the country to different locations, every section had its own beautiful way of celebrating on this special day. I was so proud. And felt so honored to be living here in the holy land of Israel.

The Hebrew-Based Judaism And Zionism Of Eliezer Ben Yehuda

Few people know that one of his first projects upon making aliyah was printing the first Hebrew daily wall calendar (1885).

My Childhood Memories Of Rav Yitzchok Hutner – On His 40th Yahrzeit

Even as close friends grappled with the temptation [to smoke], I was untroubled, having been immunized by this great teacher of our generation who doubled as a surrogate grandfather for the children of his students.

A Textbook On Emunah

This is not a book for light armchair reading or one you can read in one sitting. It is an undertaking that can change your life and how you see the world.

A Victory For Jewish Purity

For chassidim, Kislev features another celebration. On the 19th of Kislev in 1798, the Alter Rebbe was released from Czarist imprisonment.

Learn To Learn: The Science Of Successful Study

Recall is not the same as understanding. Just because you can say something does not mean you actually grasp it.

Letters From An Antiquarian Bibliophile Of Note

Deinard's antiquarian activities, which involved constant travel throughout Europe, the Orient and America, gave him a unique acquaintance with scholars, private collectors, fellow booksellers and libraries.

What Heartfelt Prayers Can Do

According to a familiar adage of Vishnitzer chassidim, a tear shed during prayer is more powerful than many fasts.


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