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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,...

He is With Us

The Ramchal (Derech Hashem, Avodas Hazeman, Sukkah) discusses the ananei hakavod that protected the Jewish people in the midbar. He says that they consisted...

This is The Year

After a month of preparation, we are now at Rosh Hashanah, when Hashem judges all people. We have been given Elul to rectify that...

Anyone Can Be Chareidi

Fear is a uniquely Jewish attribute. We used to be referred to as “Ultra-Orthodox,” but now we are called “Chareidim,” loosely translated as “those who...

The Solution

Parshas Ki Savo opens with the mitzvah of bikkurim. Through this mitzvah and the rich symbolism of the mitzvos surrounding it, we are taught...

Opportunity Knocks

A man by the name of Vagshal, who lived in Bnei Brak, had the idea of building a hotel with a wedding hall on...

Ready for the Journey

Like many who had known the late Sadigura Rebbe, I was heartbroken last week when learning of his passing. He was a regal, worthy...

Lament or Smile?

Everyone waits for summer and here it is, one of the happiest times of the year. During normal times, things slow down and life...

Bizarre

We are living in strange times. Since the era of Covid began, the world has taken a bizarre turn. Until then, we could usually...

Say It With Love

This week’s parsha of Devorim opens with Moshe Rabbeinu admonishing the Jewish people for the various sins they committed during the forty years they...

Moving Forward

The period of the Three Weeks, when we mourn the destruction of the Bais Hamikdosh and its implications, has begun. We feel and fear...

Bold & Fearless

People struggle with direction on how to act and react when confounding situations arise. New diseases that have never been previously encountered pop up...

With Faith & Confidence

Chazal (Avos 5:19) teach that if a person has a good eye and a humble spirit and soul, he is a student of Avrohom...

Content

At the first gathering of the Bnei Yisroel, the twelve pillars of our nation surrounded their father as he lay ill in Mitzrayim shortly...