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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...

Rav Dovid Trenk zt”l, To Hear His Song, To Feel His...

Here he comes. Shomayim must be ready. Because now, Rav Dovid Trenk zt”l will leave...

The Spies Within Us

Mention the name of the Rogatchover Gaon, Rav Yosef Rosen, and talmidei chachomim are filled with a sense of astonishment and humility. Astonishment at...

The Young Israel Disenfranchisement Episode and Other Misimpressions

Last week, in an unprecedented move, Young Israel of Toco Hills, an Atlanta congregation, announced that it was disaffiliating with National Council of Young...

The Mega-Savant

Kim Peek has been described as a “living Google” and a “mega-savant.” He had what is called Savant Syndrome, someone with a super-extraordinary skill...

The Astounding Escape of the Rebbes Of Ger, Belz and Satmar...

While the Nazis targeted all rabbonim for special treatment, they focused particular venom on prominent Chasidic leaders in Poland, Galicia, Hungary, Transylvania and Ukraine....

The Dual Follow-Up

From time immemorial, our gedolim have taught us to take Shavuos with us into the rest of the year. In truth, every Yom Tov...

Naaseh Venishma: The Torah Challenge in Every Generation

We are all justly proud of our naaseh venishma. We accepted everything in the Torah before knowing the details. For this, every Jew received...

The Great Transformer

Just a few months before the petirah of Rav Yosef Shlomo Kahaneman zt”l, the Ponovezher Rov, when he was already bedridden, a delegation arrived...

Counteracting The New York Times Fount of Sheker in Our Time

Perhaps the infamous cartoon was the last straw. Perhaps it was the major article praising BDS as the most moral of crusades. Perhaps it...

The Plowing and the Bounty

A curse. The very words send shivers down one’s spine. Chazal say, “Let not the curse of even a simple person be light in...

An Unwanted Visitor

It’s a problem. Don’t ask. Okay, you didn’t ask, so I’ll tell you anyway. We are at a loss of what to do. You see,...

Why Don’t They…

Shortly after the shocking tragedy of the Chevron Massacre in 1929, a group of yungeleit visited Rav Yosef Chaim Sonnenfeld to learn from him...