Parshas Behar: To Stand Upright

Rav Yaakov Galinsky, zt’l, a scion of Yeshivas Novardok in Bialystok, was a traveling maggid and baal Mussar, an inspiring speaker and towering personality. In 1939, Rav Yaakov was...

Behar: The Shiny Month

By Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein “It was in the second year in the second month, on the twentieth of the month, the cloud ascended from upon the Tabernacle of the...

Halacha is Holy; Fear Isn’t

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Life in the Corridor

  רַבִּי יַעֲקֹב אוֹמֵר, הָעוֹלָם הַזֶּה דּוֹמֶה לִפְרוֹזְדוֹר בִּפְנֵי הָעוֹלָם הַבָּא. הַתְקֵן עַצְמְךָ בַפְּרוֹזְדוֹר, כְּדֵי שֶׁתִּכָּנֵס לַטְּרַקְלִין: הוּא הָיָה אוֹמֵר, יָפָה שָׁעָה אַחַת בִּתְשׁוּבָה וּמַעֲשִׂים טוֹבִים בָּעוֹלָם הַזֶּה, מִכָּל חַיֵּי הַעוֹלָם...

Human Virtues And Spiritual Powers

Most people try to be good; most people try to avoid wrongdoing. But to define what is good and proper can be a challenge. There are many words that...

Sons And Servants

  May 19, 1973   After banning a permanent slave class among Israelites by legislating that every Israelite servant must be emancipated on the Jubilee year, the Torah offers its reason: “For...

Behar: Build The Right Walls

We all put up walls. But there are many kinds of walls. There are walls of distrust that we put up around ourselves to protect us from those that exist...

The Inaugural Five Towns-Far Rockaway Conference of Rebbetzins

By Miriam Liebermann On Sunday, May 12, the grand ballroom of the White Shul in Far Rockaway was the scene of one of the most intriguing gatherings I’ve ever attended....

Seeing Prophecies Come True

By Sivan Rahav-Meir An attendant at the Kotel (Western Wall) tunnels approached me when I last visited there and gifted me a book that he authored. “My name is Yisrael...

A Dream Seeking Interpretation

There is a Gemara in Yoma 39b that states that Shimon HaTzaddik had foretold of his impending demise in conversation with his associates. “How do you know this?” they...
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