Shabbat Shalom – Parshat Masei

July 29, 2011, by

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Masei – Delaying Marriage

July 28, 2011, by

The Mishna tells us “Eighteen years of age for the CHUPA” (Avot 5:21). But this is not like “Thirteen years of age for mitzvot”, whereby a Bar Mitzva is automatically celebrated for any 13-year old boy. A person doesn’t routinely get married right after his 18th birthday, rather this is singled out as an age

Masechet Hullin – 33a-39b

July 28, 2011, 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. Hullin 33a-b – A lack of blood during ritual slaughter Must every case of ritual slaughter

A Thousand Teens, One Night

July 26, 2011, by

Bringing more than 1,000 teens together from across North America, Yom NCSY is an annual event where all NCSY summer programs traveling throughout Israel have an opportunity to unite and bond in appreciation for their amazing summer experience. NCSY uses this opportunity to create a venue with VIP status and epic entertainment. The air at

Game Over

July 26, 2011, by

He said he would call. Yet, two days have passed since you clicked with this exciting stranger and gave him your number at your friend’s birthday party. Hadn’t you hit it off? Hadn’t he seemed sincere? But maybe he’s not interested. Could that be it? You don’t want that to be it. Maybe you’ll text

Sometimes You Are What You Wear! (Part II – Self Respect)

July 26, 2011, by

In the following exclusive excerpt from his book, Sometimes You ARE What You Wear, Rabbi Dr. Eliyahu Safran addresses the general principles tzniut. Regardless of gender, age, culture or religious background, modesty is “the interchange, the nexus, between the ethical and the moral, between the inward-facing and the outward-facing”, and not simply a matter of

Slice of Life, Nine Days

July 26, 2011, by

Please note: Eileen Goltz is a freelance kosher food writer. The Orthodox Union makes no endorsements or representations regarding kashrut certification of various products/vendors referred to in her articles, blog, or web site. Certain produce requires careful examination and scrutiny for any bugs and insects. For more information, please visit : OU Fruit and Vegetable

A Chronology of Destruction

July 26, 2011, by

The following is a list of the major events leading up to the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem. First Temple: 3316 Yehoyakim ben Yoshiahu becomes King of Judea (II Kings 23:36) 3320 Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon conquers Judea. He removes part of the Temple’s holy vessels and children of the royal