Quickly or Personally?

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The Gemara in Kiddushin, daf mem alef, amud alef says there is a mitzvah to be mekadesh a woman in person rather than via a shaliach (proxy.) If the process of Kiddushin will take...

The Knock Upon the Door: Simchas Torah

By Rabbi Eliyahu Safran How did it get so late so soon? Dr. Seuss Siyum, the Hebrew word for “termination” means so much more than that. ...

Birchas HaTorah

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld In Devarim, Perek Lamed Bais, posuk gimmel, the posuk teaches us that when we call out Hashem’s name we must bring greatness to Hashem. We learn from...

Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer On Sukkos

By Rabbi Avrohom Gordimer The Ma’aravis (piyut/hymn recited at Ma’ariv) for the first night of Sukkos, composed by Rabbi Yosef Tuv-Elem, the eminent sage of...

Rebellion Against King

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld In Sefer Yehoshua, Perek Alef, posuk yud ches, the posuk teaches us that anyone who will not listen to Yehoshua and rebel against the king should die....