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Heart

Napoleon wrote that an army of rats can win a battle. How, you ask, is this possible? They can win if they are led...

Smart

This week’s parsha begin with the words, “Ve’eileh hamishpotim asher tosim lifneihem - These are the rules and laws to place before the Jewish...

Moved

In Parshas Yisro, we learn of Kabbolas HaTorah. Following the makkos in Mitzrayim, the splitting of the sea at the Yam Suf, and the...

Let Us Sing

Yetzias Mitzrayim and Krias Yam Suf are bedrocks of our faith. Locked in with no way out, the Jews were miraculously freed from slavery....

Generational Greatness

As we survey the world around us and the depths to which many have fallen, it becomes difficult to remember that we were created...

Makir Tov

This week marks the end of my sojourn in the beautiful town of Monsey. I was born here, and besides the time I spent...

Have a Harp

This week, we begin Seder Shemos, the story of redemption. But it opens with a surprising episode. Try to imagine the scene. Moshe Rabbeinu was...

Efraim & Menashe

Parshas Vayechi marks the end of Sefer Bereishis and the profound lessons of maaseh avos siman lebonim that fill its narratives. The parsha also...

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...