Halachic Musings: Which Comes First, Lulav or Esrog?

“Daddy, can I have your lulav and esrog?” His teenage daughter has asked the question correctly. She said the word “have,” indicating that she knows the halachah of “lachem” —...

From The Chassidic Masters: The Four Mysteries of King Solomon

  By R’ Yanki Tauber Three things are wondrous to me, and four I do not know.{1} Despite all the wisdom granted to Solomon . . . he was mystified by the Four Kinds....

37 Ways to Add More Veggies to Your New Year

Holidays are all about the brisket and chicken soup, right? Well, the Jewish holidays can also be about healthful salads, cabbage strudel, luscious soups packed with veggies and even pomegranate...

Cantor Vegh to Officiate at Queens Jewish Center for High Holidays

Queens Jewish Center, located at 108th Street in Forest Hills, is pleased to announce that they have once again engaged Cantor Robert Vegh of Lawrence to officiate Selichos, September...

The Pomegranate: Part I

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute We customarily eat pomegranate seeds on Rosh Hashanah and say: “May it be G-d’s will …. that we be full of good deeds like...

Jews Worldwide Join to Harness the Power of V’ahavta L’rei’acha Kamocha

By C. Nestlebaum HaRav Shmuel Kamenetsky, shlita, asked, “Is the mitzvah of v’ahavta l’rei’acha kamocha too demanding for us?” This Tishah B’Av, acquire practical tools to improve in the area of...

The 21 Days

By Rabbi Raymond Apple The fast of Tishah B’Av is the culmination of the Three Weeks, the time period known as “Bein HaMetzarim,” Between the Straits. This is based on a...

Halachic Musings: Making Shavuos the Happiest Day Of The Year

Shavuos is the happiest yom tov of the year. Most people might think it is Purim or Simchas Torah, but Shavuos? And the answer is, “Yes, Shavuos.” The Gemara in...

Not So Squeaky Clean at the Car Wash

  By Yochanan Gordon Pesach is a universal yom tov. There is a role for everyone in preparation for it. While cleaning is the call of the hour, I have this...

Purim: Appreciating Our Lives

By Rav Aryeh Zev Ginzberg When I asked the senior class at a local yeshiva high school what was their most difficult question about Purim, one of the boys raised...
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    This past Sunday, the DRS Yeshiva High School for Boys was filled to capacity at the school’s annual open house. DRS hosted over 190...

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  Student ambassadors greeted a record number of prospective parents and students from many metropolitan elementary schools at the Stella K. Abraham High School for...

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