Rav Brazil: Take the Challenge

By Rav Shmuel Brazil Our Chazal say that 24,000 talmidim of Rabbe Akiva died during this period because they did not give kavod to one...

Parshas Acharei Mos-Kedoshim: Sweet Revenge

By Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky A verse in his week's portion reminds me of a terse retort that American politician, Senator Henry Clay, made to his...

Audio: Rav Yisroel Reisman On the Parsha

The following is a shiur delivered by Harav Yisroel Reisman, maggid shiur in Yeshiva Torah Vodaas and mara d’asra of Agudath Israel of...

Audio: Rav Mintz On Parshas Tazriah-Metzorah

Each week, Rav Chaim Mintz, Mashgiach of the Yeshiva of Staten Island and founder and head of Oorah Kiruv Rechokim, offers, via telephone,...

Rav Brazil On the Parsha – Parshas Tazriah-Metzorah

By Rav Shmuel Brazil The Medrash relates a story of a  רוכל  - peddler who went from town to town pedaling his long life potion...

Parshas Tazriah-Metzorah: Sounds of Solitude

By Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky There is a fascinating paradox that relates to the laws of tzora'as, the spiritual malady, a skin discoloration that affects those...

Audio: Rav Mintz – Chizuk for Isru Chag

Each week, Rav Chaim Mintz, Mashgiach of the Yeshiva of Staten Island and founder and head of Oorah Kiruv Rechokim, offers, via telephone,...

Parshas Shemini: White Noise

By Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky, Rosh Yeshiva, Yeshiva of South Shore It was the last day of the Mishkan's inauguration. The joy was immeasurable, somewhat akin...

Parshas Shemini: True Kindness

The Torah lists kosher and non kosher birds. One of the non kosher birds is the chasidah. The chasidah is so named because it...

Rav Brazil: The Four Sons Within

By Rav Shmuel Brazil I would like to introduce the dvar Torah with a funny but not so funny story. A chossid from Warsaw told...