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Avrohom’s Ten Nisyonos and Our Daily Lives

I don’t usually write about the parsha for this newspaper; I reserve that for my shul bulletin, drashos and Chumash shiurim, and there are...

The Sukkah and the Piano: Which Plays the Most Lasting Notes?

My sukkah is still up, but that is not the only reason I was thinking about this topic. I was recently struck by a...

Rock Solid Foundation

“Our forefather Avrohom was tested with 10 trials, and he withstood them all, to show the degree of our forefather Avrohom’s love for Hashem...

Ah Gezunten Vinter

At various times over the past few weeks, we wished each other “ah gezunten vinter – may you have a healthy winter.” What do...

Taste of Yom Tov

Find a full Yom Tov menu in the week’s Y Magazine. Here’s the dessert to top it off.

Playing House

It is perfectly natural for children and teenagers to be envious of a classmate or friend who always dresses according to the latest styles...

Oasis of Clarity

One of the great tzaddikim who lived in the early part of the 19th century was Rav Leib of Telz. The Vilna Gaon said...

A Day to Enjoy

“Go eat rich foods and drink sweet beverages, and send portions to those who have nothing prepared, for today is sacred to our L-rd....

Winning It All On Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah makes many demands of us. In Mussaf alone – the longest of the year – we go back to creation and contemplate...

Rosh Hashanah Dessert: Chocolate Log Cake with Pomegranate Filling

Yes this dessert has many steps. Yes each step is important (so don’t cut corners if you want the cake to be...

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...