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Rav Shlomo Zalman’s Secret

From time immemorial, man has searched for innovations to improve his quality of life in the physical world. It has been said that “necessity...

Oif Simchos

The following story is absolutely true; I was at the wedding at which it took place. A number of years ago, an American yeshiva bochur...

Sacred Garment

How many of you remember the Six Day War, with its startling Israeli military conquest? Even here in chutz la’aretz, there was a feeling...

BROKEN

“It’s a clean break,” the doctor reassures the anxious parents. “Your son’s leg bone is going to heal, good as new.”

Why Wasn’t Auschwitz Bombed?

Part 2 Part 1 of “Why Wasn’t Auschwitz Bombed?” explored how Jewish organizations in the United States, Europe, and...

NY Scraps Yeshiva Regulations, Citing ‘Unprecedented’ 140,000 Comments

When the call went out last summer that New York’s education department was opening a 60-day public comment period to hear what...

The Boksor

It is just a poor tree It’s a story seldom told But that beloved boksor fruit Is thousands of years old   The boksor tree Has funny fruit They’re hard, shiny...

Why Wasn’t Auschwitz Bombed?

The 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in Jerusalem, commemorated last week in Jerusalem, coincided with the broadcasting of a new BBC Holocaust...

More Precious Than Pearls

A tribute to my beloved sister-in-law, Mrs. Chaya (Perl) Silberstein a”h Sixteen and a half years ago, I wrote a final tribute to my dear...

The Impeachment of President Trump and the Demotion of Rabbon Gamliel:...

Obviously, there is no comparison. One is a mere human being who happens to occupy the highest office in the land. The other is...

75 Years Since Liberation of Auschwitz

As world leaders gathered in Israel last week to commemorate the Holocaust at the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, millions across the...

The 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz: Returning in Spiritual...

This past Monday, January 27, marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. I decided to read about some of the plans for...

Taking Our Learning to a Higher Level

The elation and euphoria of the Siyum Hashas has borne fruit. As I looked around the crowded room on Sunday morning when we began...

A Thought About “Daas Torah”

The concept of “daas Torah” is one that has very much taken root in our collective communities. It is also an ideal that is...

Hundreds of Thousands Celebrate the 13th Siyum Hashas of Daf Yomi

“Please send information about daf hayomi,” pleads a letter to the editor in a 1982 edition of the now-defunct Jewish Observer, the truncated sentences...

Learning from the Siyum Hashas: Meaningful Lives, Wasted Lives

I have not spoken to all of the well over 90,000 people who were at MetLife Stadium and Barclays Center. But I have heard...

Providers of the World

Shocked. Stunned. Numbed. What words can one use to describe the emotions upon hearing of the horrific bloodshed in Jersey City? At first, one...

Am Yisroel: A Nation and a Race Defending the President’s Executive...

On December 11, 2019, President Donald Trump signed a historic executive order applying Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to Jewish Americans....

Avel and the Siyum Hashas

Question: My children and I are very excited about the upcoming Siyum Hashas, which will be celebrated with so many thousands...

NYC Report Gives Yeshivos Excellent Grades. Will Media Bias Ruin it?

At the face of it, a report by New York City’s Department of Education gives excellent grades to its handful of yeshivos whose secular...