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Living It

When the Bnei Yisroel were in Sinai after having crossed through the Yam Suf, Hakadosh Boruch Hu commanded them to count down the days...

Heights

In the Torah, there are several references to mountains that are central to Yiddishkeit. The first is Har Hamoriah, which Avrohom saw from the...

Path of Growth

Too often, we don’t appreciate what we have. This happens either because we are too close to it, or because since we are involved...

Wisdom

Torah Jews pledge allegiance to our mission statement and national raison d’être. Three times a day, we proclaim our intention “lesakein olam b’malchus Shakai,”...

Becoming Better People

With Pesach behind us and Shavuos in the future, we are presently in the Sefirah period. Every evening we count how many days have...

Time to Inspire

Count yourself among the majority if you had never heard of Poway, California, before Yom Tov. That spot of a town twenty-five miles from...

Generational

The essence of the Haggadah and the entirety of Pesach is the relationship between father and son and the obligation for a father to...

A Private Spring

Nissan is here. The cold is gone, snow is history, and the harsh weather is a thing of the past. The ground has warmed....

Du Bist Ein Yuda

The Chazon Ish was walking with a yeshiva bochur in Lita and a few teenagers were mocking them. The bochur responded, and the Chazon...

Solid

There are many dozens of explanations of the teaching of Chazal that the Yom Tov of Purim is similar to Yom Kippur, though that...

Eternal Enemy

Ever since I was a child, I heard about Amaleik. As I grew older, I understood it on deeper levels. But I still wonder,...

Rise Up Shushan

Last week in Congress, the seat of the world’s oldest and most powerful democracy, outright Jew-hatred led to a joke of a resolution protesting...

Adar Joy

Mishenichnas Adar marbim besimcha. The month of Adar is the happiest on the Jewish calendar. We commonly understand that the joy is brought on...

Orchids

I read an obituary last week which greatly inspired me. No, it was not in the Yated, it was way too short and besides...

How To Tell Right From Wrong When the Wrong Seems So...

The left is celebrating. Retail giant Amazon was coming to New York City. The mammoth operation was going to open a new headquarters in...

Heart

Napoleon wrote that an army of rats can win a battle. How, you ask, is this possible? They can win if they are led...

Smart

This week’s parsha begin with the words, “Ve’eileh hamishpotim asher tosim lifneihem - These are the rules and laws to place before the Jewish...

Moved

In Parshas Yisro, we learn of Kabbolas HaTorah. Following the makkos in Mitzrayim, the splitting of the sea at the Yam Suf, and the...

Let Us Sing

Yetzias Mitzrayim and Krias Yam Suf are bedrocks of our faith. Locked in with no way out, the Jews were miraculously freed from slavery....

Generational Greatness

As we survey the world around us and the depths to which many have fallen, it becomes difficult to remember that we were created...