Real Clear Daf: Behar-Bechukosai, Zevachim

What is the status of a korban that was brought by a tamei person? We discussed this on 22a–22b this week. Our Mishnah states that if a tamei person performs...

Safer Torahs

By Mordechai Schmutter I’m considering being a security guard for my shul. “What shul do you daven in?” you’re asking. “I want to switch out of it.” The town that I live...

Real Clear Daf: Parashas Ki Seitzei – Menachos

Question: Is haktarah (burning of the kemitzah) effective if some of the flour went missing? Answer: This issue came up on Wednesday’s daf (12a). Normally, the burning of the kemitzah portion serves...

Insights on The Torah

From The Chassidic Masters Eating On The Job Three times a day we approach G‑d to request our daily needs. “Give dew and rain,” we plead; “Bless this year and all...

Review of Daf Yomi Key Concepts: Parashas Balak/Zevachim

Can we permit an item of questionable status based on a double doubt? We discussed this question on 74a in the daf this week. The major topic of our current...

94-Year-Old War Hero Dedicates IDF Torah

First Lieutenant (Reserve, U.S. Army) Dan Nadel, a 94-year-old resident of Jerusalem and a five-time decorated hero of World War II who led troops in the Battle of the...

Bloom on Parashat Sh’mot: The Land Of Diversity

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute “I have come down to rescue them from the Egyptians and to bring them out of that land to a good and spacious land,...

Real Clear Daf: Daf Yomi Key Concepts Parashas Terumah – Chullin

Through what mechanism does an animal fetus become permitted via the mother animal’s shechitah? The Achronim grapple with this question, which can help us understand a core halachah of the...

Purim Celebrations At Har Torah

The week of Purim was filled with laughter and fun at Yeshiva Har Torah with a number of different events. Intergrade readings were a big hit, with older students...

Bnei Brak Torah Scrolls Recovered in Palestinian Barn

Israeli security forces recently discovered four Torah scrolls stolen from a synagogue in the city of Bnei Brak hidden in a barn in a Palestinian Authority town near Nablus,...
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Kohelet: The ‘Wright’ Motivation

By Danyel Goldberg Shulamith High School Assistant Principal אֹהֵ֥ב כֶּ֨סֶף֙ לֹֽא־יִשְׂבַּ֣ע כֶּ֔סֶף וּמִֽי־אֹהֵ֥ב בֶּֽהָמ֖וֹן לֹ֣א תְבוּאָ֑ה גַּם־זֶ֖ה הָֽבֶל Whoever loves silver will not be sated with silver,...

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