Abusers And The Obligation To Apologize

This week is parashas Acharei Mos-Kedoshim, wherein the Torah deems it necessary to enumerate the concept of arayos. There have been plenty of headlines and stories about people who have...

Daf Yomi Insights: When to Call It a Night

  Years ago, a Litvishe individual was on his way to Camp Sternberg, a girls’ camp in Narrowsburg, New York. Although there were married men on campus, it was always...

Congregation Ohr Torah To Welcome New Rabbi

Congregation Ohr Torah of North Woodmere will welcome our new rabbi, Rabbi Dovid M. Cohen, this Shabbos, September 8. Congregation Ohr Torah was founded over fifty years ago by new...

Parashat Terumah: The Encounter Between Two Types of Sanctity

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “Make for me a Sanctuary and I will dwell within your midst” (Sh’mot 25:8). The verse above should look strange to anyone following Jewish history...

From The BHI Hotline: Gemach, Part II

In last week’s article we discussed the extent of liability that a gemach that rents out clothing and costume jewelry may impose on a renter without violating ribbis when...

Purim Torah Rings True

By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow There are some perplexing questions on the Megillah which perhaps may be explained by putting together various passages of Gemara. (1) Why did Esther invite Haman to...

Torah Anytime

By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow  Hillel says, “He who seeks a name loses it. He who does not increase decreases” (Pirkei Avos 1:13). The first half of Hillel’s statement is easily...

Real Clear Daf: Can Prohibited Items Nullify Other Prohibited Items?

  We discussed this question in the daf this week on 78a–79a. On 78a, Reish Lakish rules on a case where someone munches on three olive-sized pieces of different prohibited...

Rekindling the Flame: Neo-Chassidus Brings the Inner Light of Torah to Modern Orthodoxy

Editor’s Note: This magazine’s policy has always been to use Sephardic pronunciation, unless an author is known to use Ashkenazic pronunciation. Because in the neo-Chassidic movement Chassidus is referred...
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