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Going to War

The Tur (Hilchos Rosh Hashanah 581) states that Chazal instituted the custom of blowing the shofar during the month of Elul so that people...

Tzedakah

With Elul upon us, the mood in Jewish communities is changing. The frivolity and care-free attitude of summer are gone, having faded out for...

The Truth

It is one of the strangest things in politics; Jews overwhelmingly vote Democrat. This habit is said to go back to the days of...

Humility

This week is one of the Shivah D’nechemta, the weeks of consolation following the annual period of mourning and Tisha B’Av. Where do we...

Nachamu

Last week, Mrs. Shoshana Ovitz celebrated her 104th birthday at the Kosel. She asked that all her offspring join her there and they would...

An Unbending Force

Parshas Devorim is always read prior to Tisha B’Av, for it recounts Moshe’s lecturing of the Bnei Yisroel for the sins they committed in the...

Justice

Back in the day when we were fighting for the life and freedom of Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin, there were those who castigated us for...

Stand Strong

At the conclusion of Parshas Balak, we learn that following his failed bid to curse the Jewish people, as Bilam departed, he connived for...

Popcorn

Bolok, the son of Tzipor, saw what the approaching nation of Israel had done to its enemies and those who stood in...

My Trip

I have been to Europe not more than 2 or 3 times in my life. While there is the urge to visit...

Staying Grounded

Parshas Korach is one of the most examined and talked about parshiyos in the Torah. Jews over the centuries have tried to...

Let’s Get Along

This week, in Parshas Shelach, we study the tragic episode of the meraglim sent by Moshe to spy on the land of Eretz Yisroel....

Light Up the World

The weekly news cycle, which includes the events and stories that recently transpired, captivates the country and molds people’s opinions. It informs, educates, saddens...

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...