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Kaddish Wars

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman The events you are about to read are real. The names have been changed to protect the shidduchim prospects...

Rabbi Riskin’s Parsha Commentary Finds Unity In The Shema, The Trinity, And Buddhism

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Chief Rabbi of Efrat and Founder of Ohr Torah Stone, used Parshas Vaeschanon, which introduces Shema and warns against idolatry, as...

How Do We Get To Love?

By Rabbi Eliyahu Safran But which is the stone that supports the bridge? - Kublai Khan   A famous Talmudic episode tells of a prospective convert coming to both...

Rav Moshe Twersky Hy”d On the Parsha

By Rabbi Yehoshua Berman ביום השביעי יהיה לכם קדש שבת שבתון לה’   לה:ב            The Sefer Yereim has a unique opinion that one of the taryag mitzvos is morah Shabbos.  He...

Rav Brazil: How to Know if a Song is Rooted in Kedushah

Of the kosher animals listed in this week's parsha, zemer is one of them. The Radak and Rav Saadia Gaon that the zemer is...

Lying for the Sake of Tzedaka

By Rabbi Berach Steinfeld The posuk in Shmos, Perek Chof gimmel, Posuk zayin says, “Midvar Sheker Tirchok.” The Gemara in Meseches Ksubos, daf yud zayin, amud alef teaches us that when the posuk is telling us to...

The Gid Hanasheh Incongruity

By Rabbi Yehuda Spitz In this week's parsha, Parshas Vayishlach, after Yaakov Avinu's epic battle with Eisav's guardian angel1, where he got injured in his...

Rav Chaim Kanievsky: Remez for Moshiach in this Week’s Parsha

The Gemara (Avoda Zara 9a) says that the world will exist is for six thousand years. The first two thousand were empty before the...