• From Par’oh’s Dream to Making Yosef’s Come True

    by R. Gidon Rothstein Pharaoh’s Dream For all the detail in Yosef’s interpretation of Par’oh’s dream, Ramban lays out correspondences between the dream and the meaning that are not made explicit in the Torah. On 41;2, Par’oh sees the fat cows coming out of the Nile, which Ramban says was because tha...

  • The Rav on Shekhinah and LeShem Yihud

    by Dr. Arnold Lustiger This treatment of the Rav’s ideas regarding Shechinah and LeShem Yichud is necessarily brief. For more detail, see the Volume 15 of the Torah UMadda Journal “The Kabbalistic Underpinnings of U-vikkashtem mi-sham”  Last week, Gil examined the term Shekhinah and the LeShem Yihud...

  • Competing Rabbis

    by R. Gidon Rothstein 20 Kislev: Chatam Sofer on Competing Rabbis Capitalist countries assume that competition challenges people to do their best, leading to improved products at cheaper prices. True as that is in many areas, halachah did not see it as an unmitigated good, and developed the idea of ...

  • Audio Roundup Special

    by Joel Rich http://www.thejerusalemkollel.com/download/KlaleiHoraah/KlaleiHoraah1a_Does_Hashem_care_about_the_details.mp3 Rav Berkovits- K’lalei Hora’ah 1a – Does_Hashem_care_about_the_details         HKB”H doesn’t “take revenge” against us when we sin, rather, our neshamot (souls...

  • How to Tell When Your Tefillin Need Adjustment

    by R. Daniel Mann [Periodically, we re-issue our discussion on the proper position of tefillin shel rosh. Many people motion to their friends to straighten their tefillin, which is rarely a problem, and do not realize that tefillin extending too far forward is a far more severe problem. In Living th...

  • Holiday Parties

    by R. Gil Student I’ve often heard rabbis speak about office holiday parties as if they are obviously and unequivocally forbidden and it’s troubled me. I’m not quite sure what the big deal is but I’m also not certain that all rabbis understand the varying circumstances. For s...

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