The tribe of Levi distinguishes itself in this week’s parsha by responding to the call of Moshe: “Mi laHashem ailie” – “Let whoever is for God rally and come together around me.” The ...

Before I converted to Judaism, I led a lonely life. Though I was surrounded by friends, they were often busy, and our conversations were stifled by our ever-present mobile devices. I’d be out ...

How did Esther suddenly become the new "It Girl"? It wasn’t just her good looks. With Purim coming up, let's review the background to the holiday through a quick synopsis of the main players in ...

The Toras Dovid Community Kollel is all about bringing out the great potential that lies within. The Kollel began two years ago as a first seder program for Baalei Teshuvah to continue growing in ...

“This is the most shocking and astounding phrase in the entire Torah!” These were the words uttered, in Hebrew, by the aging and ailing rabbi who was visiting Baltimore for medical treatment, ...

Parshas Ki Sisa describes the tragic downfall of the Jewish people at the very pinnacle of their spiritual achievement. The people encamped as one around Har Sinai in their zeal to receive the ...

“Daber el B’nei Yisroel, v’yikchu li terumah.” (Shmos 25:2) Parshas Terumah begins with a call for individual Jews to step forward and donate the raw materials – gold, silver, and other ...

Sometimes the Deepest Romance Can Emerge When You Have a Mountain Over Your Head A Doctor’s Advice A woman accompanied her husband to the doctor’s office. Following her husband’s checkup, the ...

What is the point of asking someone to do the impossible? What is to be gained by having a person make the attempt and fail? In bringing up our children, we are always careful to demand of them ...

Among the items to be donated for the construction of the Mishkan are twelve precious stones, avnei milu’im, for use as part of the Choshen (breastplate). (25:7) Rashi explains avnei milu’im as ...

Sometimes the Deepest Romance Can Emerge When You Have a Mountain Over Your Head A Doctor’s Advice A woman accompanied her husband to the doctor’s office. Following her husband’s checkup, the ...
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