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Be a Judge – Yes, You!
Rabbi Daniel Mann | 5772
Sinning against those Closest to us and Sinning against G-d
At the end of the parasha, the Torah brings the following case: “If a person sins and acts deceitfully against Hashem, by denying his friend’s (claim) regarding an article that was deposited by him…” (Vayikra 5:21). The opening words of the pasuk imply that the sin is within the realm of “between man – and G-d.” However, the specific description is of a sin between man and man. Chazal sensed the seeming contradiction. We will bring Rabbi Akiva’s explanation in Midrash Halacha, cited by Rashi.
Rabbi Yossef Carmel | Adar 29 5777
Why Are There No Plishtim in Sefer Devarim?
The Rambam rules: Bnei Yisrael were commanded upon entering the Land – to appoint a king. It is noteworthy that Bnei Yisrael did not appoint such a king for some 400 years from the time that Yehoshua led the nation into Eretz Yisrael. Why didn’t they do so? Because they did not have full independence. What prevented full independence? The answer can be found in silence.
Rabbi Yossef Carmel | Av 5 5781
Parashat Hashavua Sukka
Daf Yomi - Sukka 26
Rabbi Ephraim Schreibman | Av 24 5781
The Laws of Three Weeks
Shaving and Haircuts during the Three Weeks
When during the three weeks can I shave and have a haircut? What are the laws of mourning with regard to shaving?
Rabbi Yirmiyohu Kaganoff | 5768
The 17th of Tamuz
The Minor Fasts and Their Laws
Did Jews fast over the destruction of the First Temple when the Second Temple stood? Must pregnant and nursing women abstain from eating and drinking on minor fasts? Rabbi Eliezer Melamed addresses these and other important questions.
Rabbi Eliezer Melamed | tamoz 5761
Bet Midrash Foundations of Faith
29. “You have shamed me, King of Khazar”
You have shamed me, King of Khazar. What can I say? Our recitations of such prayers as “Bow down to the Mount of His holiness” are like the warble of a parrot. Israel's presence in the exile is but a weakness and a disgrace that must be put to an end.
Rabbi Zalman Baruch Melamed | 5762
Nikanor, His Doors, and the Sea Creature
“All the gates in the Sanctuary were changed for golden ones with the exception of the Nikanor's because of the miracles wrought with them.” Nikanor provides the gate through which the redemption will come, and his two doors together are opened.
Rabbi Mordechai Hochman | 5766
The Righteous Whose Property Is Dear to Them
Our forefather Jacob understood the need for "the righteous whose property is dearer to them than their body," people who do not engage much in Torah but instead prefer to deal with the material, financial aspects of the nation of Israel.
Rabbi Mordechai Hochman | Tamuz 5766