September 24, 2023
September 24, 2023

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Is Money Everything?

מעות קונות או משיכה קונה Kiddushin 28b You go online to DiamondsAreForever.Com and purchase the diamond ring of your heart’s desire. You pay with your

Zera Shimshon on Vayelech

וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵהֶם בֶּן מֵאָה וְעֶשְׂרִים שָׁנָה אָנֹכִי הַיּוֹם לֹא אוּכַל עוֹד לָצֵאת וְלָבוֹא וַידֹוָד אָמַר אֵלַי לֹא תַעֲבֹר אֶת הַיַּרְדֵּן הַזֶּה: (דברים לא:ב) On the

Kiddushin Daf 35: Jews Have Horns

Times were tough for the Lithuanian Jewish community in the interwar period. “What can we do to awaken the compassion of our Father-in-Heaven?” asked Rabbi

Happy Ending

One Shabbos afternoon—during the summer of 2010—in the Staum bungalow at Camp Dora Golding, a 4-year-old boy (whose last name happens to be Staum) decided

Playing Hide and Seek With Hashem

Generally, we have direct forms of interacting with one another. Say, spotting a friend across the room and calling for their attention. When playing hide-and-seek,

Right to Return?

How can we stand before God and do teshuva, repent, after all of our mistakes and follies? The answer comes from last week’s parsha, Nitzavim,

Going in Style

I’ve written before about airline and travel status. In today’s world, there are dozens, hundreds or maybe thousands, of experts, gurus and insiders who can

The State of God in Our World

“All of humanity pass before You as sheep …” On Rosh Hashanah, God reviews all human behavior, scrutinizes our inner hearts and determines our fate

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