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    Jacobson

    HOW TO CRITICIZE YOUR HUSBAND: IF YOU DON’T LOVE ME, DON’T EXPEL ME

    Where Is G-d? A couple had two little mischievous boys, ages 8 and 10. They were always getting into trouble, and their parents knew that if any mischief occurred in…

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    A SEFIRA MESSAGE

    The Gemora calls our ancient sages Sofrim, people who know how to count. This seems to be an odd name for our great men who were endowed with encyclopedic knowledge,…

    LEBOVITS

    HALACHICALLY SPEAKING: CUSTOMS DURING SEFIRA PART 1

    The time from Pesach to Shavuos is a time of minimizing joy. However, many question arise as to what is included in this, such as what are the reasons for…

    Joey Haber

    TAZRIA/METZORAH- HASHEM IS EVERYWHERE

    The number 4, as we all know, features very prominently at the Pesach seder. There are four cups of wine, four questions, four sons, four pesukim from the Book of…

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    MOSHIACH, MOSHIACH, MOSHIACH!!

    The Rambam (towards the end of his commentary to Mishnayot Sanhedrin) lists what he considers to be the thirteen principles of our faith, the twelfth of which is to believe…

    Rabbi Goldberg

    LIKE WAZE, HASHEM KNOWS WHERE YOU ARE, WHERE YOU CAME FROM AND WHERE YOU ARE GOING

    LIKE There are 7.4 billion people on earth at this moment. When contemplating that staggering number, it is easy to feel insignificant, inconsequential, even invisible. It is only natural to…

    r-mansour

    PARASHAT TAZRIA- A GOSSIPER’S PRAYER

    Parashat Tazria speaks at length of the laws of the Sara’at skin disease that would descend upon a person as a punishment for Lashon Hara – speaking negatively about other…

    Rabbi Biderman

    TAZRIA – METZORA

    Parashas Tazria discusses the laws of childbirth. These laws follow parashas Shmini, which discusses the laws of kashrus. The Ramban explains that this juxtaposition, (of kashrus and childbirth,) hints that…

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    SELLING MITZVOS

    I. Holy Profits People are motivated to do good for many reasons, among them — but hopefully not primary — is the promise of divine reward. Can that reward be…

    Rabbi Steinfeld

    TCHUM OF A BRIS

    In Vayikra 12:3 the posuk tells us that on the 8th day one should have a Bris. Would a Mohel be allowed to walk out of the tchum in order…

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    YOM HA’ATZMAUT: CORONA DIARY #28 – REDEMPTIVE MOMENTS DURING THE PAST YEAR

    In life, before we move forward, we must take inventory. It is true in the business world just as it is true in many areas of life. Without examining and…

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    KASHRUS QUESTIONS OF THE WEEK

    Is a Jew Allowed to Eat Synthetic Meat & Then Drink a Dairy Coffee publicly? Right now, we haven’t even finished determining the status of synthetic meat because the technology…

    Recipe Arayas 2021

    ARAYES

    INGREDIENTS: 1.5 – 2lbs ground beef/lamb (you can mix or do either or) 1 cup parsley finely chopped 1 medium onion – finely chopped 1 tsp Baharat (Pereg and Lior…

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    RABBI DR. ZECHARIA H. SENTER ZT”L, FOUNDER OF KOF-K HASHGACHA. Q & A WITH THE FOUNDER OF THE KOF-K KOSHER SUPERVISION, RABBI ZECHARIA SENTER ZT”L

    Rabbi Dr. Zecharia H. Senter zt”l, CEO and founder of Kof-K Kosher Supervision Services, was niftar the last day of Pesach at the age of 84. Rabbi Senter zt”l was…

    Jacobson

    DON’T BE SILENT ABOUT THE ANTISEMITISM: THE HOLOCAUST BEGAN WITH PROPAGANDA

    In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because…

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    SOME SEFIRA LESSONS

    As we engage in the seasonal mitzvah of counting the sefira, and observe the national period of mourning for the tragic deaths of the 24,000 disciples of Rabbi Akiva, we…

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    HALACHICALLY SPEAKING: BIRCHAS HA’ILLANOS

    The Gemorah in Berochos states, “when the month of Nissin is upon us, one goes out to recite a beracha on a tree that is starting to bud.” The Shita…

    Joey Haber

    SHEMINI- DON’T GIVE UP!!!

    Parashat Shemini tells of the events on the eighth and final day of the Mishkan’s inauguration. For seven days, special sacrifices were offered, and Aharon and his sons – the…

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    THE “GIVING” OF THE TORAH

    The Gemorah (Moed Koton 14B) understands from the pesukim in parshas Shmini that the kohein gadol does not observe aveilus over the death of a relative. (See Sefer Ginat Egoz,…

    Rabbi Goldberg

    QUESTIONS THAT HAVE NO ANSWERS: A TRADITION OF SILENCE

    We have just completed the “season of questions.” Just a few days ago, we bid farewell to a holiday that encourages us to challenge, to inquire, and to ask. Pesach…

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    PARASHAT SHEMINI- SACRIFICING FOR MISVOT

    Parashat Shemini tells of the events that took place “on the eighth day” – meaning, the day after the seven-day Miluim process during which Aharon and his sons were prepared…

    Rabbi Biderman

    SHMINI

    There’s a limit how much spirituality a man can endure, as it states, “Man cannot see Me and live” (Shemos 33:20). Nadav and Avihu surpassed that limit and their neshamos…

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    BUYING CLOTHES DURING SEFIRAH

    The period between Pesach and Shavuos contains a mourning period–different days depending on one’s custom–during which certain joyous behaviors are forbidden (commonly called Sefirah because this period also includes the…

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    THE HOLOCAUST AND THE SHIFT OF HISTORY

    Rabbi Kalonymus Kalman Shapira, a leading Chassidic Rabbi was one of the most prominent Rabbinic victims of the Holocaust. A leader of the Warsaw ghetto, he secretly ran a shul…

    Rabbi Steinfeld

    TAKE A STAND

    In Vayikra 9:22 the posuk tells us that Aharon lifted his hands and bentched Klal Yisroel. The Gemara in Sotah 38a says that we learn from the word “Ko“ that…

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    KASHRUS QUESTIONS OF THE WEEK

    Are Animal Rights activists onto something? Absolutely! The Torah is very concerned about Tzar Balei Chaim, and we have to be concerned about it as well; we are very sensitive…

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    SCHLISSEL (KEY SHAPED) CHALLAH

    INGREDIENTS: 1 cup warm water 1 1/2 Tbsp yeast 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup oil 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 4 cups bread flour 1/2 Tbsp salt   DIRECTIONS: The…

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    GETTING TO KNOW NEW YORK METS SHORTSTOP FRANCISCO LINDOR

    FAST FACTS Name: Francisco Miguel Lindor Nickname: Mr. Smile or Paquito Born: November 14, 1993 (age 27) in Caguas, Puerto Rico Height: 5’ 11” Weight: 190 lbs Position: Shortstop Uniform…

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    Exclusive Q&A With Jewish Music Superstar, Yaakov Shwekey

    Yaakov Shwekey will be busy this Pesach performing both live and virtually! He sat down with Ari Hirsch of the Jewish Vues to discuss what he has been up to,…

    Jacobson

    LIFE-CHANGING SEDER GEMS: THE SWEETEST LETTUCE IS THE BITTEREST

    Not the Cookie Cutter Model “The Torah speaks of four children: One is wise, one is rebellious, one is simple and one does not know how to ask.”—Haggadah This simple,…

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    THE HAGGADAH ON MANY LEVELS

    The annual holy narrative of the Pesach Seder is a multi-faceted experience with which we should familiarize ourselves so that we can get the most out of this rarified opportunity….

    LEBOVITS

    HALACHICALLY SPEAKING: HIDING AND “STEALING” THE AFIKOMAN

    One of the most interesting customs of the Pesach seder is to “steal the afikoman.” Weeks before Pesach the children plan their afikoman present and where to hide the afikoman….

    Joey Haber

    TZAV/SHABBAT HAGADOL- FINDING THE REAL YOU

    One of the more intriguing stages of the seder on Pesach is yahatz – when we split the middle matzah. We take the larger piece and put it in a…

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    PESACH: THE SEDER

    I. Berachah Rishonah on Maror Tosfos (Pesachim 115a, s.v. vehadar) raises a basic question regarding the maror eaten at the seder. Why, when we eat maror, do we not recite…

    Rabbi Goldberg

    BE GRATEFUL IT TASTES BITTER

    In too many homes, marror is not the most bitter thing at the seder table. There are people who suffer from chronic negativity, who drag down those around them and…

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    PESACH MESSAGE- FINDING FAVOR IN THE EYES OF THE NATIONS

    The Torah in Parashat Bo tells of the final three of the ten plagues that G-d brought upon Egypt, including the plague of darkness. The Sages tell us that this…

    Rabbi Biderman

    MAGID

    The Chida zt’l says that we should tell the following story at the Seder: A woman in Tzefas was once plagued by a dibuk. A spirit of a rasha had…

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    CHAMETZ IN GARBAGE CANS

    When we prepare for Pesach, we get rid of all of our chametz, either by selling it or destroying it. However, what about chametz in your garbage can? Is that…

    Rabbi Steinfeld

    HALLEL ON THE NIGHT OF PESACH

    The Shulchan Aruch in siman taf peh zayin, seif daled writes that we recite the complete Hallel with a bracha at the beginning and end of the first night of…

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    GETTING READY FOR PESACH 2021 WITH R’ ELEFANT FROM THE OU

    What is the status of baby formula on Pesach? Baby formula on Pesach is a very difficult question because almost all formula is kitnios and we Ashkenaz Jews don’t eat…

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    PESACH: CORONA DIARY #27 “ WE BELONG”

    The Pesach tale is a story of many stories. It is a story about theology and religion: G-d introducing monotheism into an ancient pagan world. It is a story of…

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    UNSTUFFED CABBAGE

    INGREDIENTS: 1 large cabbage, cored and sliced 1 1/4 cups ketchup 4 cups ginger ale 2 lbs chopped meat 1 egg Salt and pepper to taste   DIRECTIONS: This recipe…

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    PESACH GRANOLA

    INGREDIENTS 3 1/4 cups of matza farfel – you can use whole wheat 1/2 cup oil 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup margarine 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup chopped nuts…

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    OMA’S CHOCOLATE CAKE

    INGREDIENTS: 9 eggs – 7 separated. Beat the 7 whites until stiff in a separate bowl. Add the remaining 2 whole eggs and 7 yolks to the rest of the…

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    TAMID B’SIMCHA- THE SECRET TO HAPPINESS & EMUNAH: EXCLUSIVE Q & A WITH THE MORAH D’ASRA OF AGUDATH ISRAEL BAIS BINYOMIN IN BROOKLYN RAV MOSHE TUVIA LIEFF SHLITA

    Rav Moshe Tuvia Lieff Shlita, the Morah D’Asra of Agudath Israel Bais Binyomin in Brooklyn, New York, is a respected Talmid Chochom and a warm and dynamic individual, loved by…

    Rabbi Goldberg

    WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK ABOUT ME IS NONE OF MY BUSINESS

    There is nothing like waking up to a text that says, “Did you see what they posted about you on Instagram?” On the one hand, when you are a public…

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    SPECIAL PESACH RECIPES: CHOCOLATE CRINKLE COOKIES

    INGREDIENTS: 3⁄4 cup oil 3⁄4 cup cocoa 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 cups potato starch 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 cups powdered sugar, for rolling cookies…

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    SPECIAL PESACH RECIPES: BEST EVER PESACH SALAD DRESSING

    INGREDIENTS: 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 3 tablespoons mayonnaise This dressing is best served with a simple fresh salad of: Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, Persian cucumbers, colored peppers,…

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    SPECIAL PESACH RECIPE: DELICIOUS ROAST CHICKEN WITH CRISPY POTATOES

    INGREDIENTS:  1 -3½–4-pound whole chicken Kosher salt 1½ pounds russet potatoes, scrubbed, thinly sliced crosswise 2 tablespoons margarine, melted 1 tablespoon thyme leaves 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided Freshly ground…

    Jacobson

    LIFE-CHANGING SEDER GEMS: THIS PESACH, DISCOVER YOUR TRUE LIGHT

    Ten Ways to Know He’s Not for Your Daughter Someone sent me this email. Here are the top ten ways to Know the guy your daughter brought home for the…

    Rabbi Biderman

    PESACH

    Maggid Before saying Maggid, many read the following section from the Zohar: “Every person who tells the story of yetzias Mitzrayim, and he is happy with it, will be happy…

    Joey Haber

    VAYIKRA- HE PUT US THERE, AND HE PUT US HERE

    There are two reasons why we eat matzah. Actually, there are two OPPOSITE REASONS why we eat matzah: 1) The pasuk, which we quote in the Haggadah, explains that Beneh…

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    PARASHAT VAYIKRA- HARD WORK IS GOOD

    The Midrash observes that in the Torah’s account of the creation of light in Parashat Bereshit, the word “Or” (“light”) appears five times. These five instances of the word “Or,”…

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    IT’S ALL ONE MATZA

    On the seder night we do yahcatz before we begin magid, i.e. we break the middle matza in half, and put away the larger half for the afikoman, before we…

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    BACK TO THE CHOMETZ

    Wow!! It’s hard to believe: Purim has come and gone, and now we are facing a job that doesn’t pass so quickly: the purifying of the home for the Pesach…

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    VACCINE SELFIES

    It has become trendy to post a picture of yourself receiving a Covid vaccine. This was particularly true in Israel, where people received vaccines earlier than those in America, but…

    LEBOVITS

    HALACHICALLY SPEAKING: WHAT TO USE FOR MARROR AT THE PESACH SEDER

    Weeks before Pesach the newspapers are full of advertisements for romaine lettuce that does not need to be inspected for insects. What is the ideal item to use for marror…

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    TIME AFTER TIME

    Jewish holidays recount seminal moments of Jewish history. These annual celebrations shape our collective memory just as they animate our common future. The celebration of our history creates eternal meaning…

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    GETTING READY FOR PESACH 2021 WITH R’ ELEFANT FROM THE OU

    This year, erev Pesach falls on Shabbos, as it does approximately once every nine years. With proper planning, it need not be a difficult Shabbos. If anything, it gives us…

    Boshnack

    Dating and Relationship Advice

    Dear Rabbi and Shira, Thank you so much for your column. I enjoy reading it each week. I have been in the dating parsha for about a year now. My…

    Rabbi Steinfeld

    STEALING AND TESHUVAH

    In Vayikra 5:23 the posuk teaches us that one should return an item that he or she stole. What happens if a person stole and then paid the money back,…

    DR SUESS fp 2021

    FURY AS DR. SEUSS BOOKS SCRAPPED BY EBAY FOR ‘GLORIFYING HATRED AND VIOLENCE’ – BUT HITLER’S MEIN KAMPF REMAINS

    You can’t make this stuff up. Six of Dr. Seuss’ books “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” “If I Ran the Zoo,” “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond…

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    VAYAKHEL-PEKUDEI – THE SPIRITUAL VALUE OF TECHEILES IN THE MISHKAN

    In Vayakhel-Pekudai we find an interesting continuation of the construction of the holy vessels and priestly garb from Tetzaveh. It covers the usage of gold, silver, copper, Techeiles (blue-purple wool),…

    Joey Haber

    IT ALL FITS LIKE A PUZZLE

    Parashat Pekudeh begins with a detailed accounting of the precious metals that were donated for the Mishkan, and how were they used. The Torah tells us exactly how much gold,…

    LEBOVITS

    HALACHICALLY SPEAKING: GEBROKTS & OTHER CUSTOMS ON PESACH

    One of the most commonly accepted chumros on Pesach is to avoid gebrokts –matzah which was fully baked and then soaked in water. When did this custom start? How binding…

    Jacobson

    THE TWO FACES OF YOUR SPOUSE: WHY IS MARRIAGE COMPARED TO THE SPLITTING OF THE SEA?

    The Inside and the Outside A wealthy Jewish man buys a fabulous home in Beverly Hills, California. He brings in a local workman to decorate the place. When the job…

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    THE ESSENCE OF A YEHUDI

    The Jewish People are known as Yehudim. The word Yehudim means ‘people who give thanks.’ Indeed, this is one of the fundamentals of our Jewish identity: namely that we are…

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    VAYAKHEL-PEKUDEI: MITZVOT LE-DOROT AND HORA’OT SHA’AH

    In this week’s Torah-portions we learn that the Jews constructed the Mishkan and prepared the bigdei kehunah. Although in both cases the Jews followed the directions they had been given,…

    Rabbi Goldberg

    I LOVE YOUR EARRINGS

    Several years ago, on a trip to the Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, my children and I joined a small tour. The guide who took us around patiently gave…

    Rabbi Biderman

    RUN LIKE A DEER

    In Pirkei Avos (5:20) “Reb Yehudah ben Teima says, ‘Be brazen like a leopard, swift like an eagle, run like a deer, and be strong like a lion to do…

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    SHABBOS SHOES

    I. Shabbos Clothes We greet Shabbos and spend the entire day clean and proper, dressed in fine clothes. Do we also need to wear fine shoes that we have designated…

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    MIRRORS

    In Shmos 38:8 the posuk teaches us that the Kiyor was made out of copper that was originally used by the women as mirrors in Mitzrayim. The Rambam in Hilchos…

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    GETTING READY FOR PESACH 2021 WITH R’ ELEFANT FROM THE OU

    What is the origin of the custom of not eating gebrochts (matzah dipped in water)? The Shulchan Aruch (OC 463:3) rules that flour made from roasted wheat kernels may not…

    r-mansour

    PARASHAT VAYAKHEL-PEKUDEH: G-D’S LOVE FOR THE JEWISH PEOPLE

    Parashiyot Vayakhel-Pekudeh tell of the construction of the Mishkan, the mobile Sanctuary which Beneh Yisrael carried with them as they traveled through the wilderness. It was later replaced by the…

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    PARSHAT VAYAKHEL/PEKUDEI: CORONA DIARY #24: TURN BACK THE CLOCK

    The wedding date had already been set. Anxiously anticipating this day, the bride and groom shopped for the furniture of their future home. Selecting the actual couches, beds and tables…

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    GETTING TO KNOW NEW YORK METS INFIELDER JEFF MCNEIL

    FAST FACTS Name: Jeff McNeil Born: April 8, 1992 in Santa Barbara, California Nickname: Squirrel Drafted: By the New York Mets in the 12th round of the 2013 Major League…

    Recipe crustless quiche PESACH 2021

    CRUSTLESS MUSHROOM GOAT CHEESE QUICHE

    INGREDIENTS: 1 large onion, chopped 2 boxes of sliced baby bella mushrooms Oil for sautéing 4 oz goat cheese crumbled 2 eggs 1/2 cup shredded cheese – any kind works…

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    כל דכפין – ייתי וייכל: HELP US HELP! INTERVIEW WITH THE FOUNDER OF THE MATZOH FUND, ALAN HIRSCH

    FAST FACTS: Name: Bnai Israel Matzoh Fund Founder: Alan Hirsch Year Established: 1998 Based Out of: (Originally) Brooklyn, New York Number of Families the Matzoh Fund Provides for: 1,700 Areas…

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    FROM THE DESK OF THE PUBLISHER: NEW YORK GOVERNOR CUOMO SHOULD RESIGN OR BE IMPEACHED

    During Corona the governor was at the peak of his powers, a rising star in the Democratic Party and the most feared figure in the state of New York. Within…

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    PESACH HOME ELECTRICAL SAFETY

    We clean our homes and rid them of all chometz as we prepare to have a simchas Yom Tov. Have we prepared our homes for a safe environment enabling a…

    Jacobson

    HEALING A DIVIDED PEOPLE THE SECRET OF THE AFIKOMAN

    AFIKOMAN For children, it is the highlight of the Passover Seder. Over the years they discovered that because the seder could not be concluded until this final piece of matzah…

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    REFLECTIONS ON THE COMMITMENTS OF PURIM

    For us on the eastern seaboard, it has been quite a cold winter but, Baruch Hashem, Purim was wondrous with it all of its warmth and merriment. Reflecting on one…

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    HALACHICALLY SPEAKING: KITNIYOS

    We are all familiar with the custom of kitniyos on Pesach, but who does it apply to, what is included in the custom, and what about derivatives or extracts from…

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    THE TORAH SHE’BAAL PEH

    Towards the end of Parshat Ki Tissa, Moshe is told by Hakadosh Baruch Hu that he will be giving him a two-part Torah – part biketav, in writing, and part…

    Rabbi Goldberg

    IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN

    In December of 2018, Yehoshua Zvi Hershkowitz passed away at the age of 92. You probably never heard his name and that is exactly how he wanted it. Mr. Hershkowitz…

    Rabbi Biderman

    OLAM HAZEH VS. OLAM HABA

    Did you ever wonder why Olam HaBa isn’t mentioned in Tanach? The Vilna Gaon zt”l says that this is because for Hashem, Olam HaZeh is even more important. Dovid HaMelech…

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    HOW MUCH HOLIDAY PREPARATION?

    I. Thirty Days Before A Holiday Holidays are much like other things in life in the sense that the more you put into it, the more you get out of…

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    PARSHAT KI TISA: CORONA DIARY #23 – FREE YOUR MIND

    Moshe descending from the mountain, clutching the Divine tablets is one of the most iconic images of the entire Torah. Finally, after close to two thousand and five hundred years,…

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    PARASHAT KI TISA- THE HALF THAT WE DON’T SEE

    Parashat Ki-Tisa begins with the Misva of “Mahasit Ha’shekel” – the mandatory half-shekel tax that was imposed upon all members of Beneh Yisrael. The first time this tax was collected,…

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    GETTING READY FOR PESACH 2021 WITH R’ ELEFANT FROM THE OU

    With everything going on this year with covid, is the OU doing anything differently as far as watching over companies? We are very much operational. B”H we have been able…

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    GIVING TZEDAKA

    In Shmos 30:12 the posuk teaches us that when counting the Jewish people, one must count them by collecting a coin from each person and the coins are then counted….

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    CHOCOLATE CRINKLE COOKIES

    INGREDIENTS: 3⁄4 cup oil 3⁄4 cup cocoa 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 cups potato starch 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 cups powdered sugar, for rolling cookies…

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    MR. SCHOEN GOES TO WASHINGTON: AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW HOW AN ORTHODOX JEWISH LAWYER FROM ALABAMA WAS PERSONALLY CALLED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO SERVE AS HIS LEAD DEFENSE COUNSEL

    This past Thursday, attorney David Schoen, who led the defense of President Trump’s second impeachment hearing, was interviewed by Alan Skorski and Baila Sebrow, hosts of The Definitive Rap Podcast,…

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    RAV MOSHE FEINSTEIN ZT”L ON HIS 35TH YAHRTZEIT: A MODEL FOR ALL OF US, AS REMEMBERED BY A TALMUD

    It is hard to believe that this Taanis Esther will already be the 35th yahrzeit of the Rosh Yeshiva, H a G a o n , Rav Moshe Feinstein, Zt”l,…

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    THE UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTH ABOUT ANTI-SEMITISM: IF YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THE CAUSE, YOU CAN NEVER FORM A HEALTHY RESPONSE

    THE UNIQUENESS OF JEW-HATRED Hatred of the Jew has been universal, permanent and deep. Death for the Jews has been desired and plotted by the tyrants of every age. Pharaoh,…

    LEBOVITS

    HALACHICALLY SPEAKING: DRINKING ON PURIM

    For some reason, people think that drinking is acceptable at certain times, such as on Simchas Torah, at a Shalom Zochor, at a wedding, and on Purim. Many people become…

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    THE SPIRIT OF PURIM

    The Rabbis of the Talmud have recorded (Shabbos 88a) the tradition that although the Jewish people accepted the Torah at Mt. Sinai out of their own free will, there was,…

    Rabbi Goldberg

    A YEAR AGO WE PUT ON MASKS FOR PURIM AND HAVEN’T TAKEN THEM OFF YET

    While Purim is normally one of the happiest days on our calendar, this year it will mark a sobering milestone. Purim will essentially mark a full year of living through…

    Rabbi Biderman

    STUDYING TORAH ON PURIM

    The Chasam Sofer (Drushim p.245) writes, “I received from Reb Mendele Lilig zt’l, the Rav of Frankfort, who received the tradition from the בקעי†בש†,that whoever studies Torah between the megillah…

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    GIFT OF EDUCATION

    The Pri Megadim 695 says that one has to educate his son in the mitzvah of mishloach manos. It stands to reason that the same obligation would apply to matanos…

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    Purim Kashruth Questions

    I am planning to send a glass plate with cookies for mishloach manos. Can I avoid the need for tevilah by placing the cookies on a doily or foil, such…

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    PURIM – WHAT HAMAN LEARNED FROM MORDECHAI

    We read in the Megilla of how Ahashverosh wanted to repay Mordechai for saving his life, and he summoned Haman to ask him what would be an appropriate way of…

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    PURIM: CORONA DIARY- LIFE ISN’T A LOTTERY

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