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February 9, 2023

Acting Like a Bunch of People

If there’s one thing we can all agree on in these tumultuous times it’s that, more and more, it seems people are acting like animals.

Teaching Gemara Amidst Antisemitism

I typically introduce the passage to my students as “The Loehmann’s Gemara.” In recent years, I have had to explain the Loehmann’s reference, often adding

The Meaning of Onein

The word עונן seems to describe a type of divination. Sometimes, the individual practicing it is called an עונן and other times a מעונן. I

Gratitude to the Selfish Dude

Yitro throws a party, and hosts Moshe, Aharon and all the Elders of Israel (18:12). The Gemara notes that Yitro really had self-centered motivations in

The Extra Mile

Eleven years ago, the New York Giants drafted 26-year-old defensive tackle Markus Kuhn. At the age of 22, he moved away from Germany to play

Rav Rechumi: Nazir 13a

The morning of my wedding, my ears suddenly clogged. All sounds were muffled. I got an appointment with an ENT, who was surprised at how

Putting Red in the Blue Label

For those who drink, it is a sad reality that the price of both whiskeys and bourbons have shot up significantly, supposedly as a repercussion

Taking Notice

How do we relate to what happens around us? Do we notice the subtle or even the obvious? Do we allow our observations to make

Radiating From Our Land: Being the Ohr Lagoyim We Are Meant to Be

וְעַתָּה אִם שָׁמוֹעַ תִּשְׁמְעוּ בְּקֹלִי וּשְׁמַרְתֶּם אֶת בְּרִיתִי וִהְיִיתֶם לִי סְגֻלָּה מִכָּל הָעַמִּים כִּי לִי כָּל הָאָרֶץ: וְאַתֶּם תִּהְיוּ לִי מַמְלֶכֶת כֹּהֲנִים וְגוֹי קָדוֹש (שמות

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