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Ah Freilichen Purim

The story of Purim is intertwined with Amaleik, the archenemy of the Jewish people. Last Shabbos, we read the passage (Devorim 25:17) referring to...

The Secret Of Joy

The lives we lead as Jews are unique in many ways. Take the month of Adar, for example. Regardless of what our situation is,...

There is Always Hope

This past Shabbos, when we were mekadeish the incoming month of Adar, everyone felt a tinge of happiness. We knew that the snow will...

Angels of Majesty

This week we lost two towering giants of Torah and avodah. Rav Dovid Soloveitchik passed away at the age of 99 and Rav Yitzchok...

We Have the Light

This week, we follow the Bnei Yisroel as they finally leave Mitzrayim and cross through the Yam Suf to freedom. Four-fifths of the Jewish...

With Renewed Strength

We don’t know what the Biden presidency portends for us, but we do know that as long as we are guided by the eternal...

Yossel’s Rule

My dear friend, Yossel Czapnik z”l, was a keen observer of the human condition. Invariably, whenever someone was found to have engaged in wrongful...

Seeing The Spark

After recounting the life stories of the avos and the arrival of Yaakov and his family to Mitzrayim, Seder Shemos introduces us to the...

This is Real

This week’s parsha, Vayechi, tells of the passing of Yaakov Avinu. The posuk states, “Vayikrivu yemei Yisroel lomus vayikra levno leYosef” (Bereishis 47:29). As...

A Nation of Lions

Vayigash is one of the most dramatic parshiyos in the Torah. The sons of Yaakov had strange experiences when they went to Egypt in...

Mah Nishtana

At the end of last week’s parsha, we studied the story of Yosef and how he was thrown into jail, where he languished for...

Hope & Change

The Chofetz Chaim foretold that before Moshiach’s arrival, there would be a few resolute individuals who would fight lonely battles. He said that while...

Better

The battle of Yaakov and Eisov that began in the parshiyos of these weeks continues on until this day. The eternal battle takes on...

What Am I Doing?

These days talk of presidential politics and Covid have taken over the public conversation and thought. People are consumed by those topics,...

Jokers

This week’s parsha introduces us to a new phenomenon: hypocritical tricksters and cynical jokers. The posuk (Toldos 25:19) tells us, “These are the children...

What’s Going On?

Klal Yisroel has been buffeted about of late and is worried. We have lost a most amazing gadol baTorah, a man who learned through...

Remember Our Mission

When there is bad news in the world, when there is pestilence, terrorism or a war, people ponder why these things are befalling them....

Growth Opportunities

Parshas Lech Lecha opens with one of the ten nisyonos Avrohom Avinu confronted. Nisyonos are commonly translated as tests or challenges. Avrohom was confronted...

The Noose Is Tightening

We learn this week about the Mabul that destroyed the entire world, except for Noach, his family and representative animals, who were all saved...

Atop the Mountain

A secular man walked into a small makolet grocery store somewhere in Israel and searched for the owner to help him fetch the bread,...