Parashat Mikeitz: A Meaningful Offering

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa'aretz Institute “Take of the land’s choice produce in your baggage, and bring it down to the man as a tribute — a bit a balsam,...

From Where I Stand: Mikeitz

And they did not recognize him. –Bereishis 42:8 Is isolationism the only way to live as faithful Jews, or can we scale the ghetto walls and still remain devout? This is,...

Parashat Vayeishev: The Butler’s Dream Of Redemption

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa'aretz Institute “On the vine were three branches. As it was budding, its blossoms shot forth and its clusters ripened into grapes” (Bereishit 40:10). Rabbi Elazar HaModa’i...

Parashat Vayishlach: Conquest Vs. Possession

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa'aretz Institute In this week’s parashah, Yaakov purchases the plot in Shechem where Yosef is later buried. “R’ Yudan bar Simon said: ‘This is one of the...
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TEAM Shabbos, December 22

Be aware. Be responsible. Be prepared. End-of-life arrangements may not be easy to talk about, but delaying the conversation sets the stage for serious problems—at a most difficult time. Join...

Parashat Vayeitzei: Ma’aser, A Symbol Of Permanence

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa'aretz Institute “If G-d remains with me … and of all that You give me, I will set aside a tithe for you.” (Bereishit 28:20–22) A Tenth...

Bloom: Parashat Toldot, Yitzchak’s Gevurah In Gerar

  By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa'aretz Institute “And the Philistines stopped up all the wells which his father’s servants had dug in the days of his father Abraham, filling them with...

Toldos: The Book Or The Blade?

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman הקול קול יעקב והידים ידי עשו “The voice is the voice of Yaakov but the hands are the hands of Eisav.” —Bereishis 27:22 Who are we? Who were we?...

Bloom: Parashat Chayei Sarah, The Patriarch Who Never Left Israel

  By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa'aretz Institute “… but do not take my son back there.” (Bereishit 24:8) Our only patriarch who was born in the Land of Israel, never to leave,...

Chayei Sarah: Yiddishe Nachas

By Rabbi Yossy Goldman Once upon a time, a pious Jew was traveling through the countryside in Eastern Europe. He came to a shtetl where the local schochet (ritual slaughterer)...

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CNN, NBC to Air Ad for Oscar-Nominated Documentary About NY Nazi Rally

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MSH Students Slide Into Spring Semester The MSH girls enjoyed a unique day to kick off their spring semester — snow tubing in 60-degree weather!...

Happening at YU High School for Girls

Central Shabbaton In West Hempstead The juniors kicked off second semester with their grade-wide Shabbaton in West Hempstead last Shabbat. The theme of the Shabbaton...

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