• Praying for Money

    by R. Gil Student We all know that money can’t buy us love, that more money brings more worries, and that winning the lottery often ruins people’s lives. Yet we still dream about having more money than we can ever spend. The reasons are obvious. Unlimited wealth would at once resolve many of our big...

  • Chamol

    Benny Friedman & Moshe Mendlowitz sing Chamol, from the Rosh Hashanah services. Wishing everyone a happy and healthy new year, inscribed and sealed in the book of life. (This may be sent as an automatic email to the distribution list on Rosh Hashanah. The automated system cannot be turned off ea...

  • Audio Roundup 2017:37

    by Joel Rich Please take a shot at internally reconciling this statement, current practice, and what HKB”H wants from us: Rama Y”D 249:13 (my free translation) – In any event one shouldn’t glorify oneself with the charity he gives, not only won’t he receive reward but he is even punished and in any ...

  • Forgiving People

    by R. Gidon Rothstein 28 Elul: R. Hayyim David Halevy on Forgiving People Sometimes, I find a responsum that answers a question I’ve struggled with for a long time. Shu”t Aseh Lecha Rav 6;42, responding to a letter written on 28 Elul 5744 (1984), takes up a question which points out how difficult fo...

  • Books Received

    Welcome to Our Table: Words of Torah and Inspiring Stories from Our Shabbos Table to Yours by R. Ari Wasserman (Feldheim) Koren Aviv Weekday Siddur, Ashkenaz, Hebrew/English (Koren) ...

  • Yosef, Gad, and Moshe

    by R. Gidon Rothstein Ramban to VeZot HaBerachah, Week Two: Yosef, Gad, and Moshe The Gd of the Bush While blessing the tribe of Yosef (at the end of the berachah, he mentions both Ephraim and Menasheh), Moshe Rabbenu refers to retzon Shocheni seneh, the favor (or goodwill) of the One Who dwells in ...

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