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Expand Article In Search of Jewish Identitiy
By: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

The other day I was having a conversation with a Jewish intellectual and the question came up, as it often does, as to the nature of Jewish identity. What are we? What makes us Jewish? This has been one of t ....


Posted 5/13/2016 2:56 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article The Courage to Admit Mistakes.
By: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Some years ago I was visited by the then American ambassador to the Court of St James, Philip Lader. He told me of a fascinating project he and his wife had initiated in 1981. They had come to realise that man ....


Posted 5/6/2016 5:00 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article The Eighth Day
By: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Our parsha begins with childbirth and, in the case of a male child, “On the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised” (Lev. 12:3). This became known not just as milah, “circumcision”, but some ....


Posted 4/8/2016 4:44 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Happiness of life versus Yiras Hashem - A Moment with Rabbi Avigdor Miller Zt"l #322 (
Parshas Shmini 5776

QUESTION:

If a person is always apprehensive, he's afraid (Yiras Hashem) like was described before: when out in the street he should feel like he was arrested by a Roman sergeant. Wouldn't that be ....


Posted 4/1/2016 3:42 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Parshas Tzav
The world gives the impression as if it operates by itself. Although a nonbiased individual should be able to discern the Grand Puppeteer behind the stage, it seems that most people are simply oblivious to the Creator. A fascinating explanation of a ....


Posted 3/27/2016 12:08 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article A Moment with Rabbi Avigdor Miller Zt"l #124
Question #124
QUESTION:

When Adar comes in we are told to increase our joy. Why is that?

ANSWER:Because it's a season that requires a certain frame of mind. Purim requires joy, Pesach requires joy. In order, how ....


Posted 3/18/2016 5:06 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Don't Sit: Walk
By: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Sitting is the new smoking. So goes the new health mantra. Spend too much time at a desk or in front of a screen and you are at risk of significant danger to your health. The World Health Organisation has id ....


Posted 3/11/2016 4:09 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Shtika & Marriage - A Moment with Rabbi Avigdor Miller Zt"l #320
Parshas Pekudei 5776

QUESTION:

Isn't it unhealthy to keep things inside when a person keeps quiet?

ANSWER:
Now you have to know, there's a lot of garbage that is being taught by psychologists. The ....


Posted 3/11/2016 3:41 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article The Social Animal
By: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

At the beginning of Vayakhel Moses performs a tikkun, a mending of the past, namely the sin of the Golden Calf. The Torah signals this by using essentially the same word at the beginning of both episodes. It e ....


Posted 3/4/2016 4:17 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article The Closeness of God
By: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

The more I study the Torah, the more conscious I become of the immense mystery of Exodus 33. This is the chapter set in the middle of the Golden Calf narrative, between chapter 32 describing the sin and its co ....


Posted 2/26/2016 3:34 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Acquiring more Simcha in life - A Moment with Rabbi Avigdor Miller Zt"l #317
Parshas Tetzaveh 5776

QUESTION:

What should we do to acquire more simcha in life, more happiness in life?

ANSWER:
The only trouble is, I'd like to have five hours to talk on the subject. There a ....


Posted 2/18/2016 10:05 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article The Gift of Giving:
By: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

It was the first Israelite house of worship, the first home Jews made for God. But the very idea is fraught with paradox, even contradiction. How can you build a house for God? He is bigger than anything we ....


Posted 2/12/2016 4:01 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Significance of the Ner Tomid - Parshas Terumah 5776 -
A Moment with Rabbi Avigdor Miller Zt"l #316 QUESTION:

What is the purpose of the light hanging over the ark?

ANSWER:
It's to symbolize the light that burned always in the sanctuary in front of ....


Posted 2/12/2016 3:59 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Dating advice : A Moment with Rabbi Avigdor Miller Zt"l #315
Parshas Mishpatim 5776
This was transcribed from questions that were posed to Harav Miller by the audience at the Thursday night lectures. To listen to the audio of this Q & A please dial: 201-676-3210
QUESTION:



Posted 2/5/2016 3:06 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article To Thank Before we Think
By: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

One of the most famous phrases in the Torah makes its appearance in this week’s parsha. It has often been used to characterise Jewish faith as a whole. It consists of two words: na’aseh venishma, literally, ....


Posted 2/5/2016 2:18 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article To Thank Before We Think
By: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

The Ten Commandments are the most famous religious-and-moral code in history. Until recently they adorned American courtrooms. They still adorn most synagogue arks. Rembrandt gave them their classic artistic e ....


Posted 1/29/2016 4:14 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article On Not Predicting the Future - By: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
Jacob was on his death-bed. He summoned his children. He wanted to bless them before he died. But the text begins with a strange semi-repetition:

“Gather around so I can tell you what will happen to you in days to come.
Assem ....


Posted 12/25/2015 1:09 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Parshas Vayigash DERACHIM BAPARSHA
Do not become agitated along the way (45:24)
ויאמר אליהם אל תרגזו בדרך (מ&# ....


Posted 12/18/2015 2:30 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article Understanding Daas Torah - A Moment with Rabbi Avigdor Miller Zt"l #308
Parshas Vayigash 5776
This is transcribed from questions that were posed to Harav Miller by the audience at the Thursday night lectures.
To listen to the audio of this Q & A please dial: 201-676-3210
QUESTION:



Posted 12/17/2015 4:37 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (0)


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Expand Article How should the affluent dress - Rabbi Avigdor Miller Zt"l #307
Parshas Mikeitz 5776
This is transcribed from questions that were posed to Harav Miller by the audience at the Thursday night lectures. To listen to the audio of this Q & A please dial: 201-676-3210

QUESTION:



Posted 12/11/2015 3:15 PM | Tell a Friend | Parsha Pearls | Comments (1)



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