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The Power of Lag B’Omer

Kollel Chatzos Nighttime Learning Captures the True Essence of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai

As Lag B’Omer approaches, hundreds of thousands of people are preparing to gather in the storied hills of ancient Meron to celebrate the yahrzeit of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai. There they will

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30,000 Participate in Historic Daf HaYomi B’Halacha Bechina

Gedolei Yisrael Address Record Crowds at Major Locations in Eretz Yisrael,
Across North America, as well as sites in Europe, South Africa,
South America, Russia, and Australia

How is it possible to describe a kiddush Hashemof such magnitude, a

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Personal Style Redefines Tradition for Engaged Couples Choosing Tableware

BPT—Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. The well-known saying may seem cliche, but the adage defines tabletop trends for spring wedding registries. Engaged couples are steering away from the conventional choices made by their parents’ generation. Experts say they are instead opting for personal

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The Secret to Mother’s Day Gifting Success: Give Time, Not Stuff

BPT—She nursed you through countless cases of childhood sniffles, taught you to tie your shoes and make a mean omelet, and she’s still your go-to source for good advice and your favorite home-baked cookies. Are you really going to just give Mom a pair of socks and some flowers for Mother’s Day? You can do better than

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Scared and Proud: The Opportunity of This Generation

(Below is the transcript of the Yom Hazikaron Address delivered this past Wednesday night to the YU student body.)

I have no idea of what it means to be a Chayal.

To go through the training to become a combat soldier in the IDF.

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Timing Is Everything

The kohen, or priest, must examine a potential case of tzaras (what we wrongly translate as leprosy). Sometimes, the would-be metzora must wait days for a diagnosis. We live in a world of instant gratification and immediate response. A world where everything is tweeted and posted, often lacking context.

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Rav Aharon Lichtenstein: A Personal Reminiscence

Rav Aharon Lichtenstein, as I knew him, was not merely a giant of Torah, but also a giant of a man. He was a child prodigy—Rav Hillel Zaks, a grandson of the Chofetz Chaim and friend of Rav Aharon from Yeshivas Chaim Berlin, recounted that Rav Aharon stood uniquely above his peers even as a teenager. (In Yeshivas Chaim Berlin,

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What Is Your Beloved From All Other Beloveds? Early Thoughts on the Passing of R. Aharon Lichtenstein z”l

R. Soloveitchik z”l (the teacher and father-in-law of mori ve-rabiR. Lichtenstein z”l) used those words from the fifth chapter of Shir haShirimto eulogize his uncle, R. Yitzchak Ze’ev Soloveitchik, a play on Tanach’s using dod, more commonly translated as uncle, as the word for beloved. But in

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Tazria: Because God Loves Bald Men

Doctor Zorkner’s office was not at all what Jonathan had expected. Most doctors’ waiting areas had generic plastic seats or a couch and a few upholstered easy chairs. And of course they all had the required magazine rack, with the outdated copies of Time and Newsweek and the National Geographics from the Mesolithic Age. But with all of

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Why is This Yom Hashoah Different From Every Other?

Several weeks ago I had the unique opportunity to travel to Poland. I walked on the very same land that the evil Nazis walked upon. I walked on the very land that millions of Jews once danced and lived happily upon. And I walked on the very same land where six million beautiful Jewish lives were taken away way too soon.

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TABC Students Hear Tales of Terror and Sorrow

(photo at right by Dani Hagler)

It’s impossible to empathize with the tragic fate of six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, Rabbi Yosef Adler, Rosh Yeshiva told the students, parents, and faculty at TABC’s Yom Hashoah program, but when we hear the stories of individual families, we can

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The Lessons Behind ‘Never Again’

Madison, NJ—Since the end of World War II, the phrase “never again” has been uttered countless times. On the surface, its meaning seems straightforward—never again should people allow atrocities such as those perpetrated during the Holocaust to occur. This mass genocide of

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