Pre-Pesach Catch Up

By Anessa Cohen For some reason, catching up with maintenance tasks inside the home seems to become a part of Pesach cleaning every year. Why this happens when most of...

Business Halacha Institute

Storyline: Damaged Sefer Menachem entered Sofer’s Seforim Store. “I’d like a sefer on the laws of Pesach that’s user-friendly,” he said to Mr. Sofer. “A popular new sefer just came out:...

How The Mitzvah Of Matzah Thwarted Terror

Six Hamas terrorists were killed and seven were foiled because of a Teshuvas HaRashba (Volume 7 #20). It happened almost four years ago, in Kibbutz Sufa, at 4 a.m. on...

Clean Before She Comes

The cleaning lady came today. We don’t actually have a cleaning lady, so it’s a little weird. OK, it’s not so weird. We’re making a bar mitzvah, and someone suggested...

From The Editor

Israel, after all these years, has no choice but to be resilient. It is not a matter of just being strong in the face of adversity and tragedy, as...

Chametz for Sale

There is a well-known and widely used technique to free oneself from violating the prohibition of owning chametz on Pesach — selling one’s chametz to a gentile. Famously, the Vilna...

The View from Jerusalem

JERUSALEM DIARY For just a moment, let’s forget about “Next year in Jerusalem,” and let’s dwell on the experience of “This week in Jerusalem.” It is a new experience for us...

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...

Keeping Secrets

Question: I’m in a desperate situation, and I need to know what to do about it right away. Here is my story. When I was growing up, my parents fought all...

Change for the Better?

Dear Esther, When Abe and I started dating, a big part of our courtship revolved around food. Honestly, we both love to eat! We loved trying new restaurants and considered...
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