Ten Minutes With Rabbi Teldon: Chanukah Insights Rabbi Tuvia Teldon is the regional director of Chabad Lubavitch of Long Island. He can be reached at For more information and inspiration, visit or to...

A Tu B’Shevat Torah For The IDF

Daniel Marks, a seventh-grade student at HALB and Woodmere resident, celebrated his barmitzvah last week during a once-in-a-lifetime Torah-dedication ceremony alongside family, friends, and hundreds of Israeli soldiers. First, Daniel...

At Famed Israeli Kibbutz, New Torah Scroll Makes Its Mark

By Mindy Rubenstein The famed Kibbutz Degania Alef on the shores of the Kinneret in northern Israel has received a noteworthy new gift. The kibbutz, Israel’s first, established in...

Halachic Musings: Priest Wearing Tefillin

It was a strange sight to behold — a priest wearing tefillin. The picture was taken at the burial site of Dovid HaMelech, located on Har Tzion in the Old...

Business Halacha: Who Is Responsible for the Repair?

Mr. Brand, a professional repairman of boilers and heating systems, rented a house from Mr. Landesman. Mrs. Brand called her husband one afternoon. “The house is unusually cold,” she said....

Rav Yerucham Olshin’s New Purim Sefer

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All-Star Line-Up For Partners In Torah Winter Retreat

By Rochelle Maruch Miller When Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau speaks, world leaders and heads of state listen. He is respected by Jews and non-Jews the world over, and has gained...

Happy 100th

By Rabbi Aryeh Z. Ginzberg I recently had a restless night. It wasn’t due to insomnia or indigestion; rather, I was trying to wrap my mind around the significance of...

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...

Growing Old: A Torah Perspective On Retirement

The Torah considers old age a virtue and a blessing. Throughout the Torah, “old” (zakein) is synonymous with “wise”; the Torah commands us to respect all elderly, regardless of...
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