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Expand Article Laws of the 17th of Tamuz, 5776:
Reprinted from Rabbi Yossi Michalowicz
1. The Talmud teaches us that five tragic events occurred on the 17th of Tammuz, the most notable being that: a.) The tablets, containing the Ten Commandments, were destroyed; and b.) The wal ....


Posted 7/15/2016 2:13 PM | Tell a Friend | Articles of Interest | Comments (3)


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Expand Article Letting children learn through experience - A Moment with Rabbi Avigdor Miller Zt"l #334
Parshas Shelach 5776

QUESTION:

Should a parent let her child experience on her own, so that when she finds the truth she'll be stronger?

ANSWER:
It's too expensive to learn by experience. If you ....


Posted 7/1/2016 3:19 PM | Tell a Friend | Articles of Interest | Comments (2)


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Expand Article Why We Hate the Jews
The Shmuz on the Parsha
R’ Ben Tzion Shafier

Parshas Ba’Halosecha

“When the Holy Ark would travel, Moshe would say, `Arise HASHEM, and let Your foes be scattered. Let those that hate You flee from before You.’” ....


Posted 6/24/2016 2:55 PM | Tell a Friend | Articles of Interest | Comments (1)


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Expand Article Women's Support Group - Tuesday evenings
We are Jewish orthodox women coming from Chassidic, Litvish, Ashkenazi and Sephardic backgrounds. All of us have a child or spouse that is currently struggling or in recovery from addiction. We meet weekly to learn, share, support and give hope to ....


Posted 6/10/2016 12:55 PM | Tell a Friend | Articles of Interest | Comments (2)


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Expand Article Is Someone You Love Struggling With An Addiction?

Is Someone You Love 
Struggling With An Addiction?
 
You have spent tireless years raising y ....


Posted 6/10/2016 12:54 PM | Tell a Friend | Articles of Interest | Comments (0)


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Expand Article # 1073 A Close Shave for Shavuos?
Q. What is the halacha regarding using electric shavers? Does lift and cut make any difference?
Thank you

A. There are basically three different opinions in regards to using electric shavers. Early Gedolim including Chofe ....


Posted 6/3/2016 5:23 PM | Tell a Friend | Articles of Interest | Comments (1)


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Expand Article How to Celebrate Shavuos 5776:
by Rabbi Y. Michalowicz
1. Shabbos immediately precedes Shavuos this year. Therefore, one should ideally light a two or three day Yahrzeit
candle prior to Friday evening candle lighting, so that there will be a pre-existing flame from ....


Posted 6/3/2016 5:18 PM | Tell a Friend | Articles of Interest | Comments (1)


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Expand Article Erasing wrong memories - A Moment with Rabbi Avigdor Miller Zt"l #330
Parshas Bechukosai 5776

QUESTION:

What steps can be taken to erase bad memories?

ANSWER:
Bad memories mean - not sad memories, I'm talking about bad memories. A person once picked up a newspaper a ....


Posted 6/3/2016 5:15 PM | Tell a Friend | Articles of Interest | Comments (1)


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Expand Article Praying to avoid temptation and tribulations - A Moment with Rabbi Avigdor Miller Zt"l #328
Parshas Emor 5776

QUESTION:

We pray every day not to be subjected to temptations and not to be subjected to tribulations, so Rabbi Grozovsky asks, but that's our purpose of being in the world (to be tested)?



Posted 5/20/2016 3:58 PM | Tell a Friend | Articles of Interest | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Physician-Assisted Dying statement from Rabonim of Toronto
The attached statement on the subject of physician-assisted dying was approved by, among others Rabbis Assayag, Lowy, Miller and Ochs and is sent out in the name of the Vaad. PDF version available below.
April 7, 2016

We ....


Posted 4/8/2016 5:47 PM | Tell a Friend | Articles of Interest | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Reacting to hurtful words - A Moment with Rabbi Avigdor Miller Zt"l #323 (
Parshas Tazria 5776

QUESTION:

If a person was hurt by somebody's words, should you discuss it with anybody?

ANSWER:
If he's able to forget about it, it's the very best way. That's the ideal of sav ....


Posted 4/8/2016 5:38 PM | Tell a Friend | Articles of Interest | Comments (0)


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Expand Article No Bat Mitzvah party - A Moment with Rabbi Avigdor Miller Zt"l #321 (

Parshas Vayikra 5776

QUESTION:

Why do we make a seudas mitzvah for a boy when he becomes bar mitzvah and not for a girl when she becomes bat mitzvah?

ANSWER:
When a boy becomes bar mitzvah ....


Posted 3/18/2016 5:05 PM | Tell a Friend | Articles of Interest | Comments (0)


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Expand Article The Pursuit of Meaning
By: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

The American Declaration of Independence speaks of the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Recently, following the pioneering work of Martin Seligman, founder of Positive Psycho ....


Posted 3/18/2016 4:37 PM | Tell a Friend | Articles of Interest | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Inspiration & Perspiration
By: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Beethoven rose each morning at dawn and made himself coffee. He was fastidious about this: each cup had to be made with exactly sixty beans, which he counted out each time. He would then sit at his desk and co ....


Posted 2/19/2016 2:58 PM | Tell a Friend | Articles of Interest | Comments (0)


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Expand Article A Thought for the Week - Yisro
by Shelly Klein
I hope this finds you all well and happy and enjoying ‘Yeshiva week’. There are so many topics in this parsha, from which to choose, but I finally settled on conveying to you the following story, one that teaches us somethi ....


Posted 1/29/2016 4:16 PM | Tell a Friend | Articles of Interest | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Not getting depressed on hearing about tragedies - A Moment with Rabbi Avigdor Miller Zt"l #309
Parshas Vayechi 5776

QUESTION:

How can a person not be depressed when he hears about so many people who are dying young?

ANSWER:

Let me tell you, it's an excuse, it's an alibi. People ar ....


Posted 12/24/2015 10:13 AM | Tell a Friend | Articles of Interest | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Reframing - By: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
Maimonides called his ideal type of human being – the sage – a rofe nefashot, a “healer of souls”.[1] Today we call such a person a psychotherapist, a word coined relatively recently from the Greek word psyche, meaning “soul”, and therapeia, “healing ....


Posted 12/18/2015 11:41 AM | Tell a Friend | Articles of Interest | Comments (1)


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Expand Article To Wait Without Despair - By: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Something extraordinary happens between last week’s parsha and this week’s. It is almost as if the pause of a week between them were itself part of the story.

Recall last week’s parsha about the childhood of Joseph, focusing ....


Posted 12/10/2015 6:12 PM | Tell a Friend | Articles of Interest | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Hamburgers as Hakaras Hatov (Gratitude):
Hamburgers as Hakaras Hatov (Gratitude):
The Orthodox Jewish World Says “Thank You” with IDF BBQ
By: Yael N. Ehrenpreis Meyer
Just another night at a base near Jerusalem… Khaki-clad young men stifle yawns as they return from da ....


Posted 12/3/2015 11:17 PM | Tell a Friend | Articles of Interest | Comments (0)


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Expand Article How to Change the World - By: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
In his Laws of Repentance, Moses Maimonides makes one of the most empowering statements in religious literature. Having explained that we and the world are judged by the majority of our deeds, he continues: “Therefore we should see ourselves t ....


Posted 12/3/2015 11:03 PM | Tell a Friend | Articles of Interest | Comments (0)



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