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Protest!

In Parshas Vayigash, we read of the emotional climax of Yosef’s revelation to his brothers. Yehudah’s desperate plea prompted Yosef to drop his disguise...

The Poetry of Lita With an American Accent: Rav Avrohom Chaim...

Vashki has lost its last son. Vashki was a quintessential Litvishe shtetel, where Jews lived for hundreds of years. Vashki, a primarily Jewish town in...

Chanukah

As we anticipate the arrival of Chanukah, our preparations should not be limited to the physical, making sure we have enough oil, wicks and...

Peace Brother

Through careful study of the parsha, we learn how to behave and how to conduct ourselves when dealing with others. In this week’s ­sedra...

Selfless

The American media is distressed, because the president lectured a disrespectful reporter and then revoked his credentials. The media bosses and colleagues defended the...

Kol Yaakov

In this week’s parsha, we are introduced to Yaakov and Eisov, whose struggle endures until the End of Days. The differences between them were apparent...

Tragedy

The Jewish world is still in a state of shock over the murdering of 11 Jews in a Pittsburgh synagogue. People wonder how such...

Kind

The parshiyos of Sefer Bereishis are replete with inspirational accounts of the avos and imahos that impart lessons for us to apply to our...

Strength

Avrohom Avinu was born into a culture of idol worshipping. He was the first person since the time of Noach to recognize that the...

Tzaddikim

We begin the study of Parshas Noach and we cringe. We read that the world became corrupt – “Ki malah ha’aretz chomos” – and...

Kingship

My grandfather, Rav Eliezer Levin zt”l, who learned in the famed yeshiva of Kelm for seven years, once told me that during Elul there...

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...