Last week’s cufflinks were the classic theater masks, representing:
1) The Israelites went from the high of matan Torah to the low of the chet ha’egel.
2) The inability to see Hashem’s face.
3) Moshe Rabbeinu’s
Dear Shayna B.,
I am in seventh grade and I still like to play with Barbies. This is really embarrassing because I am too old to play with them and I am afraid someone will find out. What should I do?
Devorah and Her
The victim of the most recent Palestinian terrorist attack was a young American. Elan Ganeles, a
Sammy Sussman lives in Teaneck and goes to The Bryant School. He is 4 years old. He’s the first one in his house to take the Jewish Link out of the bag. He loves to play Chutes and Ladders and Uno. Sammy also loves to do real cooking, pretend cooking, counting and sounding out words and letters. His hobbies are playing
A new bill that is moving swiftly through initial rounds in the Israeli parliament is garnering harsh criticism from the Palestinian leadership. The bill basically states that an Israeli citizen or resident who commits a terrorist act and agrees to receive payment for it from the Palestinian Authority is thereby stating a preference to
A battle royale took place last week in state Supreme Court in Albany. On the one hand, yeshiva leaders believe they are seeing the end of their unique teaching methods. On the other hand, the state education department maintains it wants more uniformity in teaching style and coursework.
At the height of the drama of the Golden Calf, a vivid and enigmatic scene takes place. Moses has secured forgiveness for the people. But now, on Mount Sinai yet again, he does more. He asks God to be with the people. He asks Him to “teach me Your ways,” and “show me Your glory” (Ex. 33:13, Ex. 33:18). God replies: “I
Describing Hashem as a “Keil Kana—a jealous God” in Parshat Ki Tisa (Shemot 34:14), seems unflattering. Avot 4:21 states that jealousy, (unbridled) desire and (pursuing) honor remove one from this world. Moreover, the straightforward meaning (according to the Ibn Ezra
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 book contains multiple articles, organized by parsha, by Rabbi Hershel Schachter and Rabbi Mayer Twersky.
Question: I give a shiur to a few people before Shacharit and aim to finish when davening begins, with Rabbi Yishmael/Kaddish D’Rabbanan. Sometimes, we
When we listen to the prophetic words of the Navi Yechezkel that are read this Shabbat, we might wonder why this 36th perek of his sefer was chosen as the special haftarah for this Parshat Parah. We are puzzled—but not because there is a lack of connection to the theme of this