Vayishlach: Yaakov’s Authenticity

Genuineness in our relationships is critical. At the beginning of our parashah (32:5) Yaakov instructs his messengers, “This you shall say to my master to Eisav: ‘So said your servant...

Parent Principles: What We Run To

  Last time, we studied Rebbi’s teaching about the importance of being cautious about the performance of all mitzvot—even those we assume to be less significant. Ben Azzai ...

Musings Of A Shliach From Montana: Reading

I remember the loudspeaker in summer camp blaring, “Learning never ends, learning never ends,” and I am a strong believer in this idea. As a chassid it’s not enough to...

Effective Criticism

Weekly Torah Insights: OU Executive Vice President Rabbi Moshe Hauer On Vayeitzei All of us occasionally find ourselves in situations where we may need to offer constructive criticism. Yet, effective...

Religion And Belonging

Yaakov barely escapes his homicidal brother, fleeing from his family, penniless and alone. Traveling at night to a faraway sanctuary, he is uncertain about his future and uncomfortable about...

Parent Principles: The Cost and the Benefit

The Cost And The Benefit Two mishnayot in Pirkei Avot, one that quotes Rebbi Yehudah HaNasi and one that quotes Ben Azzai, encourage us to value mitzvah fulfillment...

Gratitude Or Gratification

Thanksgiving is a non-Jewish holiday that resonates with religious Jews. The holiday is not overtly Christian, but instead is based upon the universal value of gratitude, a trait that...

A Gathering For All Time

The annual Kinus HaShluchim was held this past Sunday in Edison, NJ. Billed as the largest sit-down meal in the world, the annual kinus is planned as soon as...

Peace Process

What does an SKA parent, a YFR graduate, and a student of a local Young Israel rabbi have in common? They all deserved the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020....

Shabbat During Cat–Griz

Last Shabbos was the annual Kinus HaShluchim, the International Conference of Chabad Emissaries. While thousands of my colleagues celebrated in New York, I celebrated my lot in life with...
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