The Age of Bilaam – Haters Gonna Hate…

by Rabbi Eliyahu Safran From the beginning of time, half-truths, lies and falsehoods have been used effectively to soften, weaken and, ultimately, bring down nations.  Such...

Rav Moshe Twersky Hy”D on the Parsha

בלעם בן בעור  כב:ה     The Mishna in Avos (5:19) says that one has an “ayin tovah, ruach nemuchah, and nefesh shfeilah” is amongst the talmidim ofAvraham avinu, and one who has an...

Is Torah a Business?

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld In Mishlei, Perek bais, posuk daled it says that if you will search for Torah like silver and jewelry you will find it; then you...

Rav Moshe Twersky Hy”d On the Parsha

By Rabbi Yehoshua Berman בחלל חרב  יט:טז     From these words, Chazal derive that cherev harei hu k’chalal, that the sword is like the corpse. In other words, the same...

Growing in Emunah – Hashgacha Prutis

By Rabbi Yechezkel Spanglet The first of the Rambam’s Thirteen Principle of Faith states: I believe with perfect faith that the Creator –may His name be...

Minyan or Shkiya?

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The mishna in Brachos, daf chof vov, amud alef says that the zman for mincha is until the evening and according to Reb Yehuda until plag hamincha. Rabbeinu Yona says that one may not daven...

Keeping the Light on For You

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld I recently saw a great story that Rabbi Yechiel Michel Stern recounted. We can learn some mussar and a halacha from it so it is worthwhile sharing...