Yom Kippur: A Snowy Day At The Laundromat

Evidently, religious crimes have a color! Encouraging us to penitence, Yeshayahu the prophet exhorts us to whiten our “red” sins: “If your sins are like scarlet, whiten them like...

Rosh Hashanah: Where Have I Been?

By Rabbi Judah Mischel Rav Shlomo Heiman, zt’l, rosh mesivta of Torah Vodaath, was renowned as a clear and deep thinker and a dedicated master teacher. Each shiur he gave...

Hidabroot Brings Our Estranged Brothers Home

The Hidabroot movement, established upon the urging of prominent rabbanim and gedolei Yisrael, led by Rav Wosner, zt’l, runs one of the largest channels on Israeli media and is...

Preparing For The Yamim Noraim: Saying “I’m Sorry” With Hope And Optimism

YU Professor Rabbi Jacob Schacter Writes New Commentary on Selihot In preparation for the New Year and Yom Kippur, Jews recite a series of prayers known as Selihot. From the...

Much To Pray For

By Alanna Apfel In less than 48 hours we will find ourselves at the threshold of the New Year. On one hand the days are long, and at the same...

Musings Of A Shliach From Montana: Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah is in the air. We can all feel it in our bones, a great inner awakening as we inch closer to tekias shofar. For shluchim, Tishrei is the...

Rosh Hashanah 5783: The “State” Of Hashem In Our World

“All of humanity passes before You as sheep...” On Rosh Hashanah, Hashem reviews all human behavior, scrutinizes our inner hearts, and determines our fate for the coming year. On this...

The Shidduch Freezer

A conversation in shul recently took place on a Sunday morning between a prominent lawyer talmid chacham and a mechanech. The subject of the conversation was about a kollel...

Learning For Life At Lander College For Men Beis Medrash L’talmud

Up Close with Rosh HaYeshiva Rav Yonason Sacks Students who spend a year or two learning in Israel post high school often feel that is where they grow to become...

The Sound Of Silence: Seeking Hashem’s Unspoken Will

Avraham’s willingness to sacrifice his beloved son Yitzchak was the climax of his ten divine tests and the seminal expression of religious commitment. Surprisingly, we only have one mitzvah...
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3 Israelis Injured in Stabbing Attack, Terrorist Killed

(September 22, 2022 / JNS) Three Israelis were mildly injured in a stabbing terror attack near the central Israeli city of Modi’in on Thursday night. According to media...

Bringing Opportunity And Obligation Back To Teshuvah

Excerpted from “Return and Renewal,” by Rav Aharon Lichtenstein , zt’l Opportunity, obligation, and their interaction have special relevance to teshuvah. Life is, to a...

Musings Of A Shliach From Montana: Yom Kippur Letter

I agonized for weeks over writing this pre-Yom-Kippur letter, but as New York State continues to abuse the Orthodox Jewish Community, I feel compelled...


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