Radiating From Our Land: Being The Or La’goyim We Are Meant To Be

Many people cite Yeshayahu’s description of the Jewish people as an “or la’goyim—a light unto the nations” as a clarion call for us to enlighten others. But what way...

Who Moved My Potato Kugel?

By Rabbi Yair HoffmanAbout 14 years ago, Dr. Spencer Johnson wrote a book titled Who Moved My Cheese? It’s a parable about four mice that had it all, but...

10 Shevat And Yeshiva Week

The juxtaposition of Yeshiva Week to the 10th of Shevat is rather ironic. For those unfamiliar, the 10th of Shevat is the anniversary of the passing of the sixth...
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New Video Series Discovers Hidden Lessons For Our Future From Israel’s Archaeological Past

Does the blueprint from our future lie in secrets from Israel’s past? Viewers are invited to join Ohr Torah Stone President and Rosh HaYeshiva Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander in his...

Beshalach: The Enduring Power Of Song

This Shabbos we celebrate Shabbat Shirah, recalling the song Klal Yisrael sang after miraculously crossing the sea to freedom. Song erupts spontaneously, ala b’leebo sheyashir (Rashi, Sh’mos 15:1) emanating...

Seeing The Divine

Hashgachah pratis, the recognition of the Divine Providence dictating everything that transpires in our life and the world around us, is accepted as Judaism 101. Yes, there was a...

Parashat Beshalach: Searching For Passion

Just as our desert journey began, an old enemy reappeared, hoping to thwart our entry into the land of Israel. Eisav’s family was still bristling at the injustice of...

Parashas Beshalach: Blessed

The great tzaddik Rabbi Chaim HaGadol (d. 1845) of Mogador (Essaouira), Morocco, was a link in the illustrious, holy chain of chachamim in the Pinto family. He was a...

Addressing V’Lo Yilbash

Sometimes, a general prohibition is well-known, but the details of the prohibition are foreign even to seasoned talmidei chachamim. Although the prohibition of v’lo yilbash, dressing in the clothing...

Not Nazis

What do a far-left former Meretz leader and a certain Satmar-associated media organization have in common? They both Tweet and call other people Nazis. And they both need to...
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Syria Appeals To Israel For Help Via Russia Following Devastating Earthquake

(February 6, 2023 / JNS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime sent Israel a “near unprecedented” appeal for aid following the severe earthquake that hit the country on...

Parashas Yisro: Taking Notice

How do we relate to what happens around us? Do we notice the subtle or even the obvious? Do we allow our observations to...

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