Healthy Dating!

Health and exercise are not WHO you are. It is something very important to you. I must assume that there are other things that you value as well.

From Shortness Of Breath

While the Midrash does not state explicitly what caused this anger, perhaps they were upset that they had been promised redemption but nothing subsequently changed.

Word Prompt – MIRIAM – Shani Taragin

Miriam – a woman of water and wellness, in whose merit a miraculous well provided Bnei Yisrael with water in the wilderness for forty years, sustained the fledgling nation physically and spiritually.

Daf Yomi

A Vicious Cycle ‘Many Different Kinds Were Set Before Him’ (Berachos 41a)

Even This Is For The Good

Very often when we hear stories about hashgacha pratis, Divine supervision and intervention – the end of the story shows how all the preceding...

Word Prompt – SECOND CHANCES – Nachum Segal

It is the ones that are accompanied by a do-over or second chance that offer an opportunity to repair a wrong or switch gears during a challenging episode.

When the Broken Path Still Leads Home

There are times in our lives when we feel distant from Hashem and when we question whether or not Hashem truly cares for us, loves us, or believes in us. It is specifically at these times that we refer to Hashem as Makom.

The Antisemitism Of Roald Dahl

In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the enigmatic factory, which operates behind mammoth locked iron gates – and from where no one ever comes out – continuously belches pillars of smoke out into the air, an unmistakable analogy to Nazi crematoria.

Word Prompt – RABBI AKIVA – Rochelle Brand

The Talmud Bavli and the Talmud Yerushalmi recount that Rachel, daughter to Kalba Savuah, one of the richest men in Jerusalem, recognized the potential in Rabbi Akiva, an unassuming, uneducated shepherd.

Remember Forever

“Pakad” primarily means remembering something or someone in order to deal with it, and the most basic way of dealing with something is to determine whether it’s actually present or not – hence, it means to count.

Gittin, Daf 12: Enjoy Your Wealth

If a person is wealthy enough to own a field, why would he think that he would be able to keep the corner of the field, which is designated for poor people? Presumably, he would be excluded from the corner of any field, let alone his own!

Grateful Thinking

The remedy for external dangers is to reject the foreign cultures. Is the antidote to arrogance to discourage material wealth?

Q & A: Should I Wear Tefillin On Chol HaMoed?

Question: My custom is not to don tefillin on Chol HaMoed. What should I do if I go to a shul that has the opposite custom? M. Jakobowitz

Uncovering His Late Father’s Phantom Service

As a child, Bertram knew little about his father’s service to his country other than the fact that he had been a “radio man.” When pressed to reveal more, such as whether he had ever killed anyone during the war, his father would respond by rolling his eyes, which taught young Bertram not to ask too many questions.

Because Hashem Said So

Mitzvos that seemed rational in earlier generations may seem irrational today.

Revitalizing our Prayers – Part Thirty-Three

A beautiful example of how heaven is exclusively a place of peace can be found in a Gemara in Maseches Sotah. We are informed of a fascinating fact: Daily, in the desert, together with the mon fell women’s beauty treatments because that which beautifies a woman fosters more love and harmony in the home, which promotes peace.

A Leader Needs A Friend

Moses intervenes on Miriam’s behalf with simple eloquence in the shortest prayer on record with five words: ‘Please, G-d, heal her now.’

Q & A: Kaddish Recited Properly (Part IX)

Question: In the many shuls that I've attended I observe that there are people who recite the Kaddish silently. Is this correct? I’ve also seen Kaddish recited by some at a cemetery without a minyan is there any reason to sanction this? Charles Rosen Via email

Are We Permitted To Wash Dishes On Shabbat?

One is permitted to wash dishes that give off an unpleasant smell or will attract flies and other insects. So too, one who is disturbed by the sight of dirty dishes piling up in one's sink or kitchen is permitted to wash them.

A Lifestyle Brand To Empower Women

I wanted to speak to the everyday woman and provide her with casual contemporary clothing and basics. I

The Tenth Of Tevet

The Tenth of Teves commemorates the beginning of Nebuchadnezzar’s siege of Jerusalem, the first stage in the sequence of events which led to the destruction of the city.

Don’t Stop At Hearing

Only Yisro went deeper into what this all meant to him. He didn’t just hear – he changed.

Is It Proper To Send Your Kids To Sleepaway Camp If They Receive Tuition...

One who accepts tzedakah should not spend money on things that are considered unnecessary luxuries. However, if the things one spends money on are considered normal expenditures in the society one lives in, then it is ok.

Making Good Choices

What’s the problem with our decision-making process? How can we deal with it even in this most stressful times?

The Danger of Overconfidence

One should never be complacent and feel that he has achieved enough. Every moment of our lives can and should be used for continued growth.

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