• Effect of Wrong Type of Bitul

    by R. Daniel Mann Question: What are the consequences if, after bedikat chametz, one recited the daytime bitul chametz? Answer: We must start with a look at the purpose and mechanism of the various bituls. The Torah forbids possession of chametz on Pesach (Shemot 13:7) and mandates its removal befor...

  • The Cry That Hashem Heard

    by R. Ira Bedzow And we cried (nitzak) to Hashem, the God of our fathers, and Hashem heard our voice, and saw our suffering, and our toil, and our distress. The verses in Shemot that support this verse provide context into what motivated the beginning of our redemption from Egypt.  The first verse p...

  • Footnotes of Jewish Philosophy

    by R. Gil Student Alfred North Whitehead famously wrote: “The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.” (Process and Reality: An Essay in Cosmology, 1929, part II, ch. 1 sec. 1) However, prior to that, ...

  • Fitbit on Shabbos

    by R. Gil Student FitBit is an activity tracker, a wearable technology that measures vital signs, steps taken, sleep patterns and more. You wear it on your wrist like a watch and it sends data to the company’s servers. You can then track your activity on a website or app. Some have features su...

  • Audio Roundup 2017:13

    by Joel Rich Would you differentiate between the two concepts of anoos rachmana patrei (HKB”H does not attach liability to compelled actions) and afilu chashav laasot mitzvah vneenas . . . maaleh alav hakatur keilu asah (even if one thought to do a mitzvah and was compelled not to, HKB”H treats him ...

  • Signs, Covenants, and Where They Lead Us

    by R. Gidon Rothstein Drashot of the Aruch HaShulchan, Drasha 11: Signs, Covenants, and Where They Lead Us ...

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