Light And Truth

By Yochanan Gordon There is a verse in Tehillim that states, “Send your light and truth, they will lead me.” The Midrash equates the words “light and truth” with Eliyahu...

Chanukah, Hellenism, And Hamas

Jewish history is not random. Selected to represent Hashem and inspire moral and religious spirit, our battles aren’t local and aren’t purely geopolitical. We stand against toxic cultures that...

Solving Sinat Chinam

After decades of struggles and challenges, in Parashat Vayeishev, Yaakov Avinu aims to settle down and live peacefully. Instead, the conflict between Yosef and his brothers rips Yaakov’s family...

The Miracle Of The First Day

Musings Of A Shliach From Montana This past Friday night we hosted about twelve guests around our Shabbos table, including a Jewish mother in her 70s and her almost fifty-year-old...

Lighting Candles Of Hope

During my childhood in London, I was privileged to know Rabbi Hugo Gryn, a charismatic and beloved spiritual leader, who was a survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Rabbi...

Parashat Vayeishev: Together

Orphaned of both parents at a young age, Reb Yehudah Leib Alter was raised by his grandparents, Rebbetzin Feige and Rebbe Yitzchak Meir, the first Gerrer Rebbe also known...

The Plot Against Jacob

By Rabbi Norman Lamm, zt”l There is an important and apparently ancient theme in the Aggadah concerning the episode of Jacob and his children that is both intriguing and disturbing. The...

Upholding Morality

Our environment poses a constant challenge to our morality, specifically regarding the core Jewish values of modesty and sanctity in the intimate realm. We are surrounded by what appears...

Glimpse of a Gadol: Rav Dovid Feinstein, zt’l

By Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow Klal Yisrael suffered a tremendous loss last week with the passing of Moreinu Rav Dovid Feinstein, zt’l. There will be much written, be’H, about the gadol...

‘The Empty Wagon’: A Review Of R’ Yaakov Shapiro’s Attack on Zionism

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Rabbi Yaakov Shapiro’s "The Empty Wagon" is one of the most controversial books to hit the Orthodox world in decades. Its 1,373 pages deal with the...
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