This Week's Articles

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Chaos and Confusion

This year is turning out to be quite a difficult one. A new virus that emanated from China is affecting millions of people around...

Listen & Do

We have something unique that no other nation has. We have the Torah that empowers us with the ability to soar above all, to...

Our Identity

There is a debate raging in this country that affects every one of us. Should the country reopen or should it remain shut? Should...

Be Optimistic

Chazal say that we live in an “alma deshikra,” a world of lies. Truth plays a small supportive role, if at all, in what...

It’s the Jews Again

Along with the tragic deaths and debilitating illnesses brought on by the Chinese virus there is repackaged, recharged anti-Semitism. The allegations don’t have to...

Holy People

It is now over seven weeks since we were introduced to the coronavirus and locked into our homes. Since then, thousands have died and...

Broken Hearts, Heartfelt Losses

Our people have not experienced as difficult a period as we are living through now since the awful days of the Holocaust. We have...

In the Merit of Emunah

At the Seder, we raise the matzah and recite Ha Lachma Anya to open the Maggid section. We say that the matzah we are...

Faith, Not Fear

Time has stopped. A giant hold button has been pressed and everything has paused. Everything that was so important a couple of weeks ago...

Our Nisayon

People are confounded. They don’t know what they should be thinking now. As coronavirus spreads, the world panics hysterically. Thankfully, so far, only a...

Still Happy

Here we are, days after Purim, with the feelings and sounds of joy reverberating in our souls, perplexed by what we can do to...

Happier

It was during that last Purim hour, during the moments when day slowly turns to night and the sky begins to darken. Inside the...

Generous

The Gemara in Maseches Megillah (4b) discusses the possibility of observing Purim and reading the megillah on Shabbos. Rabbah and Rav Yosef agree that...

Truth and Justice

In the world in which we live, truth is a rare commodity. Fiction, deviation, misinformation and half-truths are pervasive. The only way to have...

The Coin of Chevron

This week, we learn of the zenith that man reached when the Bnei Yisroel were given the Torah at Har Sinai. The...

Insane

How many times do you hear people discussing something and exclaim, “That’s insane.” The truth is we are living in insane times. So much...

Historic Times

Put aside politics, religion and your personal thoughts about the State of Israel. Something monumental took place last week in Yerushalayim. Over fifty heads...

What’s Doing?

Va’eira, which we lain this week, is the second parsha in the seder of geulah. Although Shemos, Va’eira and Bo are separately named parshiyos,...

Living Yiddish

For some reason, in the wake of the Siyum Hashas, we have been inundated with feel-good stories about Yiddishkeit, many involving gentile policemen and...

The Greatest Siyum

We just experienced the 13th Siyum Hashas of Daf Yomi. For many people, it is not the speeches that will remain etched in their...