He was an old man, and in many ways came from a very different world than I. And yet he taught me more than anyone else ever did. One of the things he taught me was that no one suffers as much as a ...

Question- I davened Mariv early on Thursday night and I figured I’ll count Sefiras Haomer after nightfall with a brocha. Unfortunately, I forgot. On Friday evening I was m’kabeil Shabbos and ...

The wonderful festival of Pesach, celebrated in the warm circle of family and friends, provided an opportunity with each festive meal to share, sing, and delight in a uniquely spiritual atmosphere. ...

Ques. I started preparing meals for Pesach and I mistakenly used canola oil to make an apple kugel.  What is the halacha regarding the kugel and the keilim I used to bake it in? Ans. The reason ...

Three pieces of advice from ancient Jewish wisdom. Like it or not, life is full of disagreements and disagreeable people. The Mishna in Ethics of the Fathers sheds light on how to deal with people ...

Pesach Many of us are aware that there is a detailed discussion amongst the commentators to the Seder night Hagadah regarding the possibility of a fifth cup of wine as part of the Seder service. ...

The main lesson of this week’s Torah reading, which may possibly be obscured by the wealth of Mishkan detail that appears in these closing chapters of the book of Shemot,, is the basic Jewish ...

“Black Sabbath” We were walking down the long airport corridor on the way to the boarding gate. Somehow, it seems that whenever my wife and I have a flight to catch, anywhere, our gate is always ...

He was an old man, and in many ways came from a very different world than I. And yet he taught me more than anyone else ever did. One of the things he taught me was that no one suffers as much as a ...

Question- I davened Mariv early on Thursday night and I figured I’ll count Sefiras Haomer after nightfall with a brocha. Unfortunately, I forgot. On Friday evening I was m’kabeil Shabbos and ...

The wonderful festival of Pesach, celebrated in the warm circle of family and friends, provided an opportunity with each festive meal to share, sing, and delight in a uniquely spiritual atmosphere. ...
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