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    R' Frand

    PARSHAS BEHAALOSCHA: PAYBACK TIME COMES YEARS LATER

    Miriam’s Act of Patience: Payback Time Comes Years Later When Miriam the prophetess was afflicted with Tza’raas, she was required to remain outside the camp, per the prescribed procedure. During…

    Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss

    TIPS FOR A SWEETER AND MORE PRODUCTIVE SUMMER

    In our Maariv prayers, we thank Hashem for being, “Machalif es hazmanim – Changing the seasons.” Since it adds spice and variety to life, we acknowledge our appreciation for this…

    Biderman

    BEHA’ALOSCHA: BITACHON

    It states (Tehillim 32:10) “For him who trusts in Hashem – Hashem’s kindness will encompass him.” The Midrash says on this pasuk, “Even if a person is a rasha if…

    Rabbi Moshe Elefant

    KASHRUS QUESTIONS & ANSWERS WITH RABBI MOSHE ELEFANT

    Does one need to tovel electric appliances? There are many different appliances; there is no one rule. For example, an urn should be toiveled. Obviously, after you toivel an urn,…

    R' Eli Mansour

    PARASHAT BEHAALOTECHA: RECTIFICATION IS ALWAYS POSSIBLE

    Parashat Behaalotecha begins with what appear as three unrelated topics, but which in truth share an important common theme. The first topic is the command to Aharon regarding the daily…

    CS Jungreis

    FIRST TIME – EVERY TIME

    Parshas Beha’aloscha opens with HaShem instructing Moshe to speak to Aaron regarding the lighting of the menorah. A task that Aaron, as Kohen Gadol, was honored with. “Va’yaas kein Aaron,…

    Jacobson

    BEHAALOTCHA: HOW TO DEAL WITH ECONOMIC CHALLENGE THE “DAYS” AND “NIGHTS” OF LIFE

    The Economist An architect, a surgeon, and economist are arguing who of them holds the most prominent position. The surgeon said, ‘Look, we’re the most important. The very first thing…

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    GREEN GODDESS SALAD

    INGREDIENTS: Salad Chop the following One small head of cabbage one bunch of scallions 3 to 4 Persian cucumbers Dressing Put the following ingredients inside a blender 1 bunch parsley…

    Rabbi Efrem Goldberg

    DO THEY SEE OUR SOUNDS?

    Every year, about 11 million children in the United States participate in school- level spelling bees. The most prestigious competition is the annual Scripps National Bee that has been held…

    Rabbi Shay Tahan

    THE ONGOING ETHICAL DILEMMA: RELEASING HOSTAGES IN JEWISH TRADITION.

    Jews around the world have strong s e n t i m e n t s regarding hostages, stemming from a profound sense of unity and familial connection. When one…

    Rabbi Reuven and Shira Boshnack

    DATING AND RELATIONSHIP ADVICE

    In response to “flawed Flatbush” and “flooded in Flatbush” , I would like to share my story . I am a mother with 4 sons and 2 daughters. The boys…

    LEBOVITS

    THE TEFILLAH OF ALEINU

    The tefillah of Aleinu is said daily after each tefilla, as well as during the Yomim Noraim. During the week one can see many people leave shul before reciting this…

    Student

    ISRAELI SOLDIERS AND TREIF FOOD

    I. Non-Slaughtered Meat A surprising leniency gets a brief mention in the Talmud but might have practical relevance for Israeli soldiers today. Jewish soldiers have to keep kosher, of course,…

    Joey Haber

    BEHA’ALOTECHA: NOT RESPONDING

    At the end of Parashat Beha’alotecha, the Torah tells a story about Miriam, Moshe Rabbenu’s sister, who made some unkind remarks about Moshe to their brother, Aharon. Moshe, due to…

    Rabbi Moshe Elefant

    SHAVUOS KASHRUS QUESTIONS WITH RABBI MOSHE ELEFANT FROM THE OU

    Is one allowed to have dairy meals on Yom Tov? When the Beis Hamikdash stood, the mitzvah of Simchas Yom Tov (Rejoicing on Yom Tov) was fulfilled by partaking of…

    R' Eli Mansour

    SHAVUOT- THE CHALLENGE – AND REWARDS – OF TORAH COMMITMENT

    Tradition teaches that the souls of all Jews who would ever live until the end of time were present at Mount Sinai when the Torah was given. This concept actually…

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    ON THIS DAY

    There are some childhood memories that one never forgets. Memories that remain etched in your heart and soul. Memories that even years later can be seen in your mind’s eye….

    Jacobson

    ENTERING INTO THE WILDERNESS THE FEEL-GOOD JUDAISM OF THE MODERN JEW

    The Desert What was the significance of the fact that Torah was given in a wilderness, in a barren and infertile desert, not in a civilized terrain, nor on soil…

    Rabbi Efrem Goldberg

    WHEN IS YOUR NEXT TRIP TO ISRAEL?

    Not everyone can travel this summer. For some, it is difficult to take time off, for others the high cost is a barrier, and for others, there are physical or…

    Rabbi Shay Tahan

    THE DYNAMICS OF TORAH LAW: NAVIGATING MULTIPLE CORRECT ANSWERS

    As preparation for the Chag of Shavuot, the h o l i d a y commemorating the receiving of the Torah, we would like to explore and delve into some…

    Rabbi Reuven and Shira Boshnack

    DATING AND RELATIONSHIP ADVICE

    Dear Rabbi and Shira, I’m not sure what to do. I’ve been married for a year and a half. When we dated, I felt like we had better communication, but…

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    Special Shavuos Recipes From The Cookbook PLATED “A CURATED DINING EXPERIENCE”

    Fish Cakes with Roasted-Garlic Corn Rounds and Lemon Aioli Serves: 6-8 • Fish cakes and roasted garlic herb butter. Served with corn on the cob rounds and a lemon aioli….

    LEBOVITS

    REMAINING AWAKE ON SHAVUOS NIGHT

    There is a widespread custom to remain awake on Shavuos night to learn Torah. This custom spawns many halachic queries. Why should we stay up learning on Shavuos night? What…

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    WHICH PARASHAH IS YOUR FAVORITE?

    I. Singling Out a Teaching When you say something, sometimes the loudest part is what you leave unsaid. The Gemara (Bava Basra 164b) warns against praising someone because that can…

    Joey Haber

    SHAVUOT: FINDING STABILITY IN A TIME OF INSTABILITY

    The upcoming holiday of Shavuot, the celebration of our receiving the Torah, along with the name of the book we are now beginning – “Bamidar” (“in the desert”) – gives…

    R' Frand

    SHAVUOS: A THOUGHT FOR GOING INTO SHAVUOS

    Everyone is aware that the High Holiday period between Rosh HaShannah and Yom Kippur is a period of judgment (Din). However, not everyone is aware that the Ari z”l and…

    Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss

    THE HONOR OF TORAH

    How is it possible for a mortal human being to cling to Hashem? The Rambam answers that by cleaving to talmidei chochomim, you are fulfilling this posuk. Why is that?…

    Biderman

    THE PURPOSE OF MATTAN TORAH – EMUNAH

    The purpose of mattan Torah is to believe in Hashem. As the Vilna Gaon zt’l (Mishlei 19:22) עיקר נתינת- התורה לישראל- הוא ,writes was Torah The “, בכדי שישימו -’בטחונם…

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    A DISGUSTING CORRUPTION OF AMERICAN JUSTICE

    We have witnessed one of the most shameful, disgusting episodes in American history. If I had submitted the outline of the Trump trial to a publishing house, they would have…

    Jacobson

    ENTERING INTO THE WILDERNESS THE FEEL-GOOD JUDAISM OF THE MODERN JEW

    The Desert What was the significance of the fact that Torah was given in a wilderness, in a barren and infertile desert, not in a civilized terrain, nor on soil…

    Rabbi Efrem Goldberg

    TURN YOUR RAGE INTO OUTRAGE

    The internet has become a very angry place and “rage bait” influencers are in large part to blame. More clicks means more money and the more enraged you can make…

    Rabbi Shay Tahan

    BUZZ OFF: KEEPING PESKY PESTS AT BAY ON SHABBAT

    As the weather rapidly gets hotter, people tend to spend more time traveling, camping, or simply sitting in their backyard gardens. However, it’s not just people who come out when…

    Rabbi Reuven and Shira Boshnack

    DATING AND RELATIONSHIP ADVICE

    Dear Rabbi and Shira, Hi. I’m a weekly reader of your column. I figured this was the right place to ask my question. On my friend’s very first date, she…

    LEBOVITS

    KRIAH UPON SEEING YERUSHALAYIM AND THE KOSEL HAMARAVI

    In Order to Live We live in world today where it is very hard to real- ize what we are missing by not having the Bais Hamikdosh around. We get…

    Student

    A SOLDIER’S ABANDONED BELONGINGS

    The horrific October 7 attacks were such a surprise and shock that soldiers stationed elsewhere or away on leave for the holiday dropped everything they were doing and ran to…

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    SPECIAL SHAVUOS RECIPES

    VIRAL ONE POT FRENCH ONION SOUP PASTA INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup olive oil 3 yellow onions, thinly sliced 2 tsp crushed garlic cloves 1 tbsp fresh thyme 1/2 cup dry white…

    Joey Haber

    BAMIDBAR: UNITY & IDENTITY

    Parashat Bamidbar is almost always read on the Shabbat immediately preceding Shavuot. What is the connection between this parashah and Matan Torah, the event that we celebrate on Shavuot? Parashat…

    R' Frand

    PARSHAS BAMIDBAR: BECOMING THE HEAD OF THE HOUSEHOLD

    The pasuk says, “And with you shall be one man from each tribe (ish, ish l’mateh), a man who is a leader of his father’s household (rosh l’beis avosav, hu).”…