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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...

From Prophecy to Idolatry

"O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moav plotted and what Bilam son of Be'or answered him...in order that you may know...

Our Moon: A Torah View of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

For Torah Jews around the world, this Shabbos presents the paradox of a Shivah Asar B’Tammuz nidcheh, a delayed fast ushering in the mourning of the...

The Kollel That Transformed Dallas

It was a missive from Rav Shlomo Wolbe, Torah giant of the 20th century and visionary mechanech: “You need a kollel in...

Rav Gedaliah Schorr zt”l

Rosh Yeshiva of Mesivta Torah Vodaas and Bais Medrash Elyon Forty Years Since His Passing on 7 Tammuz, 1979. An Interview...

Let’s All Put Away Our Toys

It is indeed a new world out there. Although Hashem’s world – as the publisher pointed out in this paper recently – is a...

You Are Called Adam

In a small town near Kovna, known as Vabolnik, lived a pure righteous woman named Bas Sheva together with her husband, Reb Ezriel, who...

Tammuz: A Time for Chesed

When I first entered rabbonus, I asked one of the poskei hador if it was worthwhile to give a Daf Yomi shiur....

About Friendship and Other Simcha Reflections

“There is no greater needy person than a baal simcha,” is a popular aphorism quoted by “the world.” The idea is that...