DEDICATED IN LOVING MEMORY OF ISAAC GAMEL ז''ל BY HIS FAMILY

Faith & Civilization

Another week, another tragic terrorist attack.  Another disastrous outcome of a conflict between radical Islam and civilization.  As we mourn the losses and contemplate the continued carnage resulting from this conflict, we can consider how Torah guides us in the...

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Two Kinds of Heroes

This article is dedicated to the dedicated Jewish residents of the Chevron area, and in memory of Hallel Yafa Ariel of Kiryat Arba and Rav Miki Mark of Otniel in the Chevron Hills, both of whom were murdered this past week, hy”d.  The residents of the Chevron region...

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Protecting Your Children

How to properly prepare ourselves and our children for the summer: A frank discussion. Engaged parents make all the difference in the life of a child. The nature of contemporary society has made engaged parenting all the more challenging, as the increasing demands on...

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Kohanim and Slogans

On the third of November, 1953, two rabbis walked their children down to the Chuppah, to be united in marriage. Each of these rabbis was to have a significant impact on the future of orthodoxy in America. Each lived his life with a three-word powerful guiding...

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What on Earth is Holiness?

I will not soon forget the experience of Yom Hazikaron in Israel. The day is not simply a memorial to Israel’s fallen; it is a day in which the country celebrates the value of national service. Whether in emotional communal events, or in the pilgrimage of thousands to...

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Sefirah, Redemption and Striving for G-d

What we call Sefer Shemos is referred to by our Sages as the Sefer HaGeulah, the Book of Redemption, or more commonly - Exodus.  While this is an appropriate description of the book’s first half, its second half seems to veer off into an entirely different subject,...

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The Seder Companion

The notes below distill the fundamental goals and purpose of the Pesach Haggadah. They are meant to be basic but thorough, a starting point for a clear understanding of the Haggadah’s magnificent structure and content. Please do not read them all at once as an article...

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Trump: The Movement

The Trump candidacy is an expression of the people’s anger at a leadership and at an establishment that they feel has failed them. His appeal lies in his willingness to stand up to others and to say it like it is, to be the very opposite of our president whose...

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To President Obama

February 28, 2015[1] President Obama: Today in synagogues all across the world we read a portion of the Torah known as “Parshat Zachor”. In this brief reading we evoke the mandate to recall what the nation of Amalek had done to us when we left Egypt over three...

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