New Study Shows Religion Can Make You Feel Better—Or Worse—Depending On Your Spirituality

A new study has found that participating in religious activities improved mood among those with depression and bipolar disorder, but only those who truly valued religion reaped these mood-boosting...

Mesivta Yam HaTorah: The Menahel’s Point Of View

What Happened to Our Son? By Rabbi Eli Zoldan During our recent parent—teacher conferences, I was approached by a ninth-grade parent who said to me, “What did you do to my...
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Illuminating Jewish Thought: Explorations Of Free Will, The Afterlife, And The Messianic Era

  Authored by Rabbi Netanel Wiederblank, a maggid shiur at Yeshiva University, Illuminating Jewish Thought: Explorations of Free Will, the Afterlife, and the Messianic Era, is the first volume in...

Who Is Entitled To Charity?

By Rabbi Meir Orlian It was almost Purim, and the bima in shul was covered with charity boxes for matanos la’evyonim and zecher l’machatzis ha’shekel. The boxes represented a full array...

U.S. and Israel on Iran: Widening Gap or “Different Clocks”?

While Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren downplayed the reportedly widening gap between Washington and Jerusalem’s positions regarding the necessity and timing of possible military action against Iran’s...

A Moshe Rabbeinu for Each Generation

By Rabbi Tuvia Teldon In honor of the 11th of Nissan next week, which is the Rebbe’s birthday, I would like to share some thoughts about our Rebbe. I find that it...

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The Spiritual Food Cycle By Rabbi Tuvia Teldon As we find ourselves between Purim and Pesach, foods of different types take on extra meaning and deserve some attention to ensure that...

Happily Ever After: The Jewish Home As A Mikdash Me’at

By Rochelle Maruch Miller Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future and affiliate Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary has launched “Chosson Teacher Training: Teaching for Healthy Relationships Throughout Marriage,” a...

Power Of Prayer

By Larry Gordon They answer Amen to berachos and they daven together daily. This group of women, mostly from Far Rockaway and parts of the Five Towns, is a sorority,...

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