Chukas: Dealing With Embarrassment

By R’ Mordechai Young As a teenager, I went to Queens for Simchas Torah one year, since many of my friends were spending the chag there. At night, walking home...

JNet Honors Volunteers at Jewish Children’s Museum

Hundreds of JNet volunteers gathered Monday at the Jewish Children’s Museum for their sixth annual volunteer appreciation event, which honors the volunteers who dedicate time weekly to learn with...

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Bloom on Chukat: Purification By the Wicked

  By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “Israel took all those towns; and Israel settled in all the towns of the Amorites, in Cheshbon and all its dependencies” (Bamidbar 21:25). “Why was...
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Poway Rabbi Reveals His Request From President Trump

Tens of thousands of people from all walks of life visited the tziyun (Ohel) of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Harav Menachem Mendel Schneerson, zt’l, at the Old Montefiore Cemetery in...

Cheaters Never Win

About a week ago, a junior at the prestigious Bronx High School of Science was taking the U.S. History Regents exam. On his lap, during the test, was a...

A Study In Megalomania: Korach

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute When a major general is told that he will not be promoted to be the next chief-of-staff, he feels deeply disappointed—sometimes to the point...

Yeshivas Mishkan HaTorah Offers Post Gap-Year Learning

By Pearl Markovitz For many young men and women returning from one or two years of study in Israel post high school, referred to as their “gap year,” difficult decisions...

The Responsibility Vaccine

By Yochanan Gordon We live in a multidimensional world where things can be perceived on varying levels. So while it seems that, on the face of it, the merits and...

Halachic Musings: Can a School Confiscate Students’ Belongings?

The story seems a little far-fetched. A group of eighth-graders, it is said, collected money for a graduation trip. The amount was about $5,000. The students gave the money to...
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