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A Jacket and a Riddle

This had never happened to me before. It was but a small matter, and now I can laugh about it, but at the time,...

An Eivel Yochid for Thousands

The first feeling was shock. Terrible, heart-rending shock. How could Lakewood, and so many beyond Lakewood, carry on without Rav Shlomo Gissinger zt”l? His...

Segues into Elul

Returning from summer camp brings with it a bag of mixed emotions. There is a feeling of pride that we were zoche to make...

A Heavenly Elul Lesson 5779

Last week, as Elul was approaching, I found myself on a plane traveling to the chasunah of a dear friend and former congregant. I...

Slow Down: A New Message for Elul

We all know many of the acronyms for Elul, as taught by the Mishnah Berurah (581:1) and many others. But one that is not...

A Decade of Excellence

The Yated bids farewell and tzeischem leshalom to Avrohom Gabel, who delivered the Yated to Monsey-area stores for over ten years.

Rav Elya Brudny Warns of ‘Un-American’ Regulation of Yeshivos in NY

With less than two weeks for the Torah community to make its voice officially heard on the regulations that New York state has...

Our Children Ourselves 5779

The children are coming home and the schools are setting up the desks. What are we supposed to be doing? To be sure, some...

The Days After Tisha B’Av

I can never forget the day after Tisha B’Av at Camp Agudah in Port Carling, Ontario, where I spent many summers in my...

Rabbi Aharon Chaim (Ronnie) Harari-Raful z”l

Rabbi Aharon Chaim (Ronnie) Harari-Raful z”l passed away on Monday. He was 55 years old. Reb Aharon Chaim was...

I Don’t Like His Nose

There’s a fellow in whose vicinity I find myself every once in a while, and each time, the experience, for me, is both somewhat...

Six Million Kedoshim

The three-week period leading to the fast of Tisha B’Av is a time of mourning over the great calamities that have befallen our people...

The Special Torah Dimension of Rav Yosef Eliyohu Henkin

Upon His Yahrtzeit, 13 Av Rav Yosef Eliyohu Henkin zt”l (5641/1881-5733/1973) was a gaon olam, well versed in all...

Boca Raton Welcomes Full-Time Kollel

This Elul, the rapidly-growing community of Boca Raton, Florida, will be welcoming a crucial institution to its Torah landscape: the Boca Raton Kollel. The...

Dealing With The Devil: How Hitler’s Top Henchman Was Tricked Into...

Part 2 As outlined in Part 1, in late November 1944, supreme SS commander Heinrich Himmler ordered a halt to the...

The Nine Days and Aharon Hakohein

The concept of nine days of mourning for the loss of the Bais Hamikdosh is shrouded in mystery. We know what happened...

The Benefit of the Doubt

We all know that the Bais Hamikdosh was destroyed on account of the aveirah of sinas chinam. Sinah manifests in many ways, including failing...

Capture the Feeling

“And the tikkun chatzos of our rebbe (Rav Shmuel Dov Ungar, the Nitra Rov)…whoever heard it once in his lifetime, could he possibly forget...

Rav Reuven Scheiner zt”l “He Lived, Breathed and Loved Torah...

For 76 years, Rav Reuven Scheiner’s day revolved around Yeshiva Torah Vodaath, from his teenage years walking to his beloved yeshiva around the corner from...

Dealing With The Devil: How Hitler’s Top Henchman Was Tricked Into...

Part 1 Early in the morning of November 25, 1944, prisoners at Auschwitz-Birkenau awoke to a deafening explosion. Peering from their...