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Judges

 For the past month, we have satiated the body. Now the time has come to do the same for the soul. The calm, warmth and...

Right

Here we are enjoying the warmth and calm of summer. Though the solar calendar says August, for us it’s Elul, the month of spiritual...

Disaster

The Washington Post recently reported on breaking news: “Taking on positions as clergy in a tradition where women have never been clergy before, they...

The Best

For three weeks, we have been reminded daily of Jewish suffering throughout the ages. We have mourned the loss of the Botei Mikdosh and...

Enough

It was a Friday morning when Rav Mordechai Pogramansky boarded a train en route to a certain town for Shabbos. A man sat down...

Be Woke

There is a new word, used mostly by young Leftists and often chanted at their anti-Trump rallies. “Stay woke!” they shout. They mean: “Stay...

A Mageifah

As we enter the mournful period known as “The Three Weeks,” we are reminded of another of the consequences of golus. Jews on the...

Not The Media’s Standard

Humans everywhere seek love and appreciation. As people attempt to fill that need, oftentimes they seek to ingratiate themselves with those around them, compromising...

To The Max

In this week’s parsha, we learn about the parah adumah, identified as a chok, a mitzvah without a reason we can understand. Rashi explains...

Eye on Jealousy

The age-old question is asked every time the parsha of Korach is studied. Korach was wise, talented and capable, with leadership abilities and illustrious...

Scouting for Greatness

In this week’s parsha, we encounter the tragic episode of the meraglim sent to scout Eretz Yisroel. The posuk relates that the perpetrators were...

Reconnecting

The airplane I am on taxis along the Newark Liberty Airport runway. Rain washes the windows and I think to myself, “That’s the last...

Reach for the Light

The mitzvah of counting the Omer is found in this week’s parsha. The posuk (Vayikra 23:15) states, “Usefartem lochem mimochoras haShabbos… And You shall...

Food of Faith & Freedom

As we approach one of the many peaks of the Seder, we raise the matzah and recite Ha Lachma Anya, opening the Maggid section....

Potential, Unity and Renewal

One of the greatest Chassidic rebbes was the Izhbitzer. One of his followers was Reb Dovid of Lokov, an elderly chossid, who had known...

Time to Build

Vayakhel and Pekudei conclude the five parshiyos that discuss the construction of the Mishkon. The Mishkon was constructed over a period of a few months....

Warmed on the Inside

This week’s parsha opens with the commandment of counting the Jewish people following the sin of the Eigel (Rashi). They were not to be...

Let’s All Be Happy

Sukkos is upon us. The Yom Tov of joy has returned. We study its halachos and concepts so that with the observance of its...

A New Start

Chassidim recount that the Komarna Rebbe related that he heard from Rav Mordechai of Chernobyl that it is known that the Baal Shem Tov...

Exploring Roots in a Bygone World

Here I am, last Wednesday afternoon, at Newark Airport, waiting at the gate for a plane. What, you ask, is the big deal? I am...