Beit Midrash

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    4 min
    Yitro

    From the Dawn of Civilization through the Days of Mashiach

    Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu | Shvat 19 5782
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    7 min
    General

    The most important insight of my life - The story of the olive tree

    The Torah likens a man to a tree, and the Jewish people - to the eternal tree of life, the roots of which were planted by the forefathers, and the branches from Moshe Rabbeinu reach for the Creator’s light. This is one of the stories that helps to understand what happened and touch the history of your own people, thanks to Jewish allegory and the wisdom of generations...

    Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu | Shvat 15 5782
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    3 min
    Beshalach

    Is Gene Editing Playing God?

    The current Covid pandemic has a silver lining: It has accelerated research into Gene Editing techniques that promise to put an end to many lethal hereditary diseases. But should Man interfere in the work of God?

    Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair | Shvat 18 5782
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    4 min
    Yitro

    How The Japanese Saved The Jews

    During World War II some 40,000 Jews found themselves under Japanese occupation in Manchuria, China and countries of South East Asia. Virtually all of them survived the war, but the Germans repeatedly pressured the Japanese to implement their "Final Solution." This is a famous story of how The Amshinover Rebbe, zt"l dissuaded the Japanese from complying with Hitler's dictate.

    Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair | Shvat 18 5782
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    Bo

    What's Wrong With Amazon's Kindle?

    E-books are very convenient but they will never replace real books. Why?

    Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair | Shvat 3 5782
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    3 min
    Va'era

    Seeing Is Believing

    It's all to easy to go through life without actually seeing what is all around us.

    Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair | Tevet 24 5782
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    Shmot

    Are The Jews Traitors?

    A common accusation against Jews is that they hold a divided loyalty. This is true but it's not the divided loyalty that most people think.

    Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair | Tevet 19 5782
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    Shmot

    How I Became an Ambassador for Israel

    In Egypt the Jewish People didn't change their names, their dress, or their language. They were a very conspicuous minority. As we began - so we continue...

    Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair | Tevet 16 5780
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    Vayechi

    Boycott Israel?

    The BDS lobby is a powerful force in world politics. Where does its power come from?

    Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair | Tevet 11 5782
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    Brachot on Food and on Smell

    Bring On The Blessing

    A Story of Commitment, Faith and Unexpected Reward will Inspire You to Bring Blessing into Your Own Life through the Power of Bentching.

    Rabbi Yoel Gold | Tevet 10 5782
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    2 min
    Vayigash

    Jacob sent Judah before him... to guide him: like Jacob, like the Ben Ish Chai

    What did our father Jacob ask of Joseph just before he went down to Egypt? And how are these things related to good leadership?

    Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu | Tevet 6 5782
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    The Meaning of Hanukkah

    The Hidden Light

    The light of Chanuka becomes dark in Tevet but it never disappears.

    Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair | Tevet 4 5782
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    Miketz

    A leader must be a wise man who anticipates the future

    Learning from Yosef how a leader should behave and should look ahead.

    Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu | KIslev 29 5782
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    4 min
    Miketz

    Empowering Others

    Paul O'Neill's tenure at ALCO Aluminum Company as CEO from 1987 to 2000 increased the value ofthe company's shares five times, and its market capitalization by $27 billion. How did he do it?

    Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair | Kislev 28 5782
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    2 min
    Vayeshev

    The Runaway Train

    Sometimes people can be as destructive as a runaway train. How do you stop them? An insight based on Parshat Vayeshev

    Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair | Kislev 21 5782
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    Vayishlach

    Silence And Solitude

    Positive role models can only take us so far in our search for maturity. How do we step into the shoes of our mentors and become role models for others?

    Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair | Kislev 13 5782
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    Vayetze

    Holy Children In A Toxic World

    Bringing up normal, well-adjusted, and hopefully, holy children, in our day and age seems to be a daunting task. How can we succeed against a world glitter and selfishness

    Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair | Kislev 6 5782
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    6 min
    Exile and Redemption

    The Angel from Westchester

    f you don't believe in angels, you must watch this moving story about how divine providence led Levi Welton to a convert who was inspired to name himself Chaim, after dancing with an angel he met in Weschester.

    Rabbi Yoel Gold | Kislev 4 5782
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    Additional Lessons

    One Minute Late

    What drives a 90 year old man to come to the synagogue an hour and a quarter early? What can we learn from this?

    Rabbi Yoel Gold | Kislev 3 5782
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    4 min
    Toldot

    Brothers Who Seek to Receive Blessings Throughout History

    Why did the blessings have to come in a disguise? What can we learn from this to our days?

    Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu | Kislev 1 5782
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