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Marriage: The Litmus Test

Jun 17, 2021Comments off

The Shulchan Aruch, the most famous Code of Jewish Law written by Rabbi Yosef Caro in the 16th century is divided into four parts, with

Rabbi Yekutiel Yehudah Halberstam of Tzanz-...

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Rabbi Yekutiel Yehudah Halberstam, author of the “Shefa Chaim” and “Divrei Yatziv” was born in Brodnick to Rabbi Tzvi Hirsch Halberstam, the chief dayan (Jewish

Students of Abraham: Pirkei Avot 5:19

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Whomever possesses the following three traits is considered among the disciples of our patriarch Abraham; and whomever possesses the opposite three traits is considered among

Q&A: Eye Trouble

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Q: For the past two years, I have been having problems with my eyes. The doctors are not sure why this is happening and are

Korach: No Questions?

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“And they and all that belonged to them descended, alive, into the abyss/she’olah [שְׁאֹלָה].”[1] When Korach was alive on earth, everything was clear to him.

The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Ten “Military...

Jun 09, 2021Comments off

Why did the Lubavitcher Rebbe call his operations ‘campaigns’ and not simply ‘mitzvahs’? First, the Rebbe wanted to instill a military air of enlistment in

How Low can you Go? Pirkei Avot 4:4

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Rabbi Levitas of Yavneh would say: Be of very, very lowly spirit, for the hope of mortal man is worms. Rabbi Levitas adopts a unique,

Q&A: Is the Rebbe Looking at Me?

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Question: A picture of the Rebbe has increasingly served as a spiritual barometer for my actions. If I am doing well – the Rebbe looks

Eating, Its Disorders, and How to Fix the W...

Jun 03, 2021Comments off

The Spies described the land of Israel as, “a land that devours its inhabitants”[1] (אֶרֶץ אֹכֶלֶת יוֹשְׁבֶיהָ). Countering them, Joshua and Caleb—the only two spies

Rabbi Berish of Biala: Wise at any Age

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The holy Rabbi Dov Berish Landa of Biala was born in 5580 (1820) to his father, Rabbi Avraham Landa, the Gaon of Metchanov. Initially, Rabbi

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