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The Royal Baby and The Royal Yenta Within

August 5, 2013, by

There are some of us who take interest in the lives’ of strangers because we’re sincerely happy for them and want to share in their good news. But sometimes we look at what the next guy has to compare it to what we have.

Hurricane Sandy Resources

November 2, 2012, by

Chai Lifelines crisis team is available to assist or guide in person or by phone students, staff, or families Update from Achiezer Information about places for Shabbat – Lakewood, NJ thefivetowns.com JLINK Volunteer guidelines for Sandy Clinic

Behar: Doing Business with a Fellow Jew

May 11, 2011, by

Last week we discussed the mandate to strive to do business with a Torah scholar, which the Rambam states is a fulfillment of the Torah commandment to cleave to talmidei chachamim. There is also a mitzva based on a Torah verse to give preference to a Jew over a non-Jew. Let us examine the lessons

Asking For the Impossible

February 16, 2011, by

WOULDN’T YOU AGREE that it is somewhat presumptuous for a mortal to ask of G-d to see His glory? Well, Moshe did just that when he asked: hareini na et kevodecha – “Please let me have a vision of Your glory,” or as Saadia Gaon translates, “Let me comprehend Your unique nature.” The Zohar expresses

Masechet Bava Metzia 13a-19b

May 7, 2009, by

The Coming Week’s Daf Yomi by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz This essay is based upon the insights and chidushim (original ideas) of Talmudic scholar Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, as published in the Hebrew version of the Steinsaltz Edition of the Talmud. Bava Metzia 13a-b Beginning with the Mishnah on yesterday’s daf (12b), the focus in our perek

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