This Week's Articles

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In the Merit of Emunah

At the Seder, we raise the matzah and recite Ha Lachma Anya to open the Maggid section. We say that the matzah we are...

Faith, Not Fear

Time has stopped. A giant hold button has been pressed and everything has paused. Everything that was so important a couple of weeks ago...

Our Nisayon

People are confounded. They don’t know what they should be thinking now. As coronavirus spreads, the world panics hysterically. Thankfully, so far, only a...

Still Happy

Here we are, days after Purim, with the feelings and sounds of joy reverberating in our souls, perplexed by what we can do to...

Happier

It was during that last Purim hour, during the moments when day slowly turns to night and the sky begins to darken. Inside the...

Generous

The Gemara in Maseches Megillah (4b) discusses the possibility of observing Purim and reading the megillah on Shabbos. Rabbah and Rav Yosef agree that...

Truth and Justice

In the world in which we live, truth is a rare commodity. Fiction, deviation, misinformation and half-truths are pervasive. The only way to have...

The Coin of Chevron

This week, we learn of the zenith that man reached when the Bnei Yisroel were given the Torah at Har Sinai. The...

Insane

How many times do you hear people discussing something and exclaim, “That’s insane.” The truth is we are living in insane times. So much...

Historic Times

Put aside politics, religion and your personal thoughts about the State of Israel. Something monumental took place last week in Yerushalayim. Over fifty heads...

What’s Doing?

Va’eira, which we lain this week, is the second parsha in the seder of geulah. Although Shemos, Va’eira and Bo are separately named parshiyos,...

Living Yiddish

For some reason, in the wake of the Siyum Hashas, we have been inundated with feel-good stories about Yiddishkeit, many involving gentile policemen and...

The Greatest Siyum

We just experienced the 13th Siyum Hashas of Daf Yomi. For many people, it is not the speeches that will remain etched in their...

You Can Do It

As a Jewish newspaper, our focus this week is totally on the Siyum Hashas. Everything else pales compared to that magnificent event. What is...

You Gotta Believe

Kislev is a month when we fortify ourselves with faith. Just as a single light can illuminate the darkness of winter, so can a...

Hatred Revealed

Anti-Semitism is a thing of the past. When the Jews were poor and the Christians were needy back in Europe, the Jews were convenient...

Historic

We live in historic times. Our period will be studied by history students for many years to come. They will study the rebirth of...

The Truth

The more we hear people talk about the lack of truth in our world and the need to pursue it, the more it seems...

Wake Up

We read this week in Parshas Toldos about Rivkah’s difficult pregnancy. She is informed that “shnei goyim bevitneich,” she would be giving birth to...

Uncompromising

So much in the world is not what it seems. When we were young and naïve, we accepted everything at face value, but the...