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To Be Cloaked in Glory: Clothes, Modesty, Holiness
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As is often the case, we are presented with a pasuk which is, to all reasonable reading, very straightforward. The pasuk seems to be a statement that expresses all we need to know. And yet, there always seems to be a second pasuk which calls into question our immediate and straightforward reading. Such are the […]
Balance: The Way of the Torah Scholar
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When the Satmar Rebbe, zt”l, came to America after World War II, Rav Shraga Feivel Medelovitz, the Principal of Yeshiva Torah V’Daas invited him to come to the yeshiva to present a Torah lecture for the students. The Satmar Rebbe gave a well-received shiur and afterwards the students surrounded him to engage in a vigorous […]
Rejoice: What Meaning From Adversity?
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And Yitro rejoiced because of all the goodness which the Lord had done to Israel, whom He had delivered from the hand of the Egyptians. And Yitro said, Blessed be the Lord, who has saved you from the hand of the Egyptians, and from the hand of Pharaoh, who has saved the people from under […]
Upon Our Altars
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We welcome a new child into our homes and we are filled with joy, optimism, love and hope. We imagine the world we want for our new child. In our heart of hearts, we have an image of who that child will be when he grows up. A scholar. A mensch. A good match for […]
Enough!
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It is easier to take Jews out of Galus than to take the Galus out of the Jews – Chasidic Master Ever been accused of “being your own worst enemy”? In a world filled with real dangers, from cheating merchants to terrorists, how could such an accusation have any real merit? Easy. As Sol Herzig […]
Parenting Announcements
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The birth of a child is greeted with great fanfare – as well it should be. And yet, how strange when we think of our fancy birth announcements to consider the birth announcement of the greatest of all prophets, the one to gaze upon God panim al panim, the one whose name is associated with […]