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June 23, 2022

Stolen Affection: Yevamot 110a

In Yevamot 110a, the Gemara discussed one of the small set of incidents in which Rav Ashi declares אַפְקְעִינְהוּ רַבָּנַן לְקִידּוּשֵׁי מִינֵּיהּ, that even though

Living It

When I was a student in Fordham University pursuing my master’s in social work, one of my professors recounted an experience that he had witnessed,

The Fruits of Life

In this week’s parsha, Sh’lach, we read about the Meraglim, the spies that were sent by Moshe to check out the land of Israel. These

‘You Are Great, But…’

The cheit meraglim, the sin of the spies, is one of the most dramatic and tragic episodes in the entire Torah. However, a close reading

On a Mission From God

R’ Yoel (Julius) Klugmann, z”l, was a legendary activist, as well as a confidante to Gedolei Yisrael and respected senior member of the Washington Heights

Next Level Mussar

The very end of last week’s parsha records the incident of Miriam speaking lashon hara about Moshe, and the very beginning of this week’s parsha

Miracles and Inspiration

Highlighting: ‘Center Stage: Incredible Stories and the People Behind Them’ by C.B. Weinfeld. ArtScroll/Mesorah Publications. C.B. Weinfeld knows people. And she knows how to tell

The Power of Rabbi Chaim Jachter

The contributions of Rabbi Chaim Jachter, as a writer, rebbe, consultant and overall resource have played a major role in enabling, enhancing and elucidating halachic

The Story of Satmar

Reviewing: “American Shtetl: The Making of Kiryas Joel, a Hasidic Village in Upstate New York” by Nomi M. Stolzenberg and David N. Myers. Princeton University

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