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June 1, 2023

Love Thy Enemy: Gittin Daf 20

The Apter Rebbe was known by his sefer, Ohev Yisrael. And as his name suggests, he was an exceptional proponent of the mitzvah of loving

‘The Crown of Hashem’

 Parshat Naso Throughout my years of studying the story of Shimshon HaGibor, whose miraculous story of his birth is detailed in this week’s haftarah, I

Never ‘Get Over It’

“Let the stranger praise you, but not your own mouth.” This proverb from Mishlei implies that often, outsiders are better able to distill the virtues


Throughout parshat Naso, we find numerous intimations to one of Judaism’s most fundamental principles: the distinctiveness and individuality of each person. Chazal teaches that every

Modern-Day Centrism

Editor’s note: This series is reprinted with permission from “Insights & Attitudes: Torah Essays on Fundamental Halachic and Hashkafic Issues,” a publication of TorahWeb.org. The

Our Need for Personal Growth

Note: This week Rabbi Taragin begins a new series that addresses issues of personal growth. The pieces will, iy”H, relate to the goals Judaism sets

The Blessing of Love

At 176 verses, Naso is the longest of the parshiyot. Yet one of its most moving passages, and the one that has had the greatest

Out There, in Here

Rav Shimshon Pincus, zt”l, once related an extraordinary encounter he had with a granddaughter of the holy Chafetz Chaim, zt”l. She was already an elderly

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