Save The Children

  Human overpopulation, as modern as it sounds, is not a new concept. The ancient Egyptian monarch, Pharaoh, was concerned about Egypt’s overpopulation of Jews and its detrimental effect on… Read more »

08/01/2021

Prayer at Gravesites

  The traditional Jewish custom of praying at gravesites of forbearers, righteous people, and the Patriarchs is the topic of this week’s article. Of all the Patriarchs and Matriarchs, Rachel’s… Read more »

01/01/2021

Sleep Limits

Sleep Limits Sleep, in its inactive nature, is the topic of this article — is sleep a positive feature of life, or does it fall within the category of physical… Read more »

27/11/2020

Intercessory prayer

  Calls for prayer are published daily. Coronavirus patients, cancer, accidents… the public needs your prayers. This article will discuss the various aspects of praying for others – is it… Read more »

23/10/2020

The Succa

  This week’s article discusses fabric succas: why is a fabric or canvas succa not the most kosher one – aren’t they the easiest to put up? And are they… Read more »

02/10/2020

The Teshuva Process

        This week’s article will discuss the mitzva of teshuva and its various components – cessation of improper behavior, regretting having done it, confession and resolutions for… Read more »

11/09/2020

Synagogue Sanctity

  The recent Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent closing of shuls has brought Kevod Beis Haknesses at the forefront. In this week’s parashah, we read about the special status of Jewish… Read more »

03/07/2020

Tachanun

  This week’s article discusses the part of tefilla right after the Amida, when everyone puts their head down – Nefilat Apayim or Tachanun, supplications. What is the source for… Read more »

19/06/2020

The Leadership Test

Rabbi Yehuda Storch   How does the Torah define leadership qualities? Who is the perfect leader? Is it the proud owner of a straight-A middos record or the energetic non-stop worker for… Read more »

22/05/2020

Sefira and COVID-19: Haircuts

  אחת המגבלות הספיריות המקובלות בתוקף במהלך ספירת העומר היא איסור התספורות. בגלל מות תלמידיו של רבי עקיבא, אנו מקפידים להימנע מתספורות בחלק מהזמן שבין פסח לשבועוס. זו הסיבה שהמספרות… Read more »

24/04/2020

Tevillas Keilim

  The Torah, in Parashas Matos, in the context of the battle between Israel and the Midyanites, includes the mitzvah of tevillas keilim. Concerning utensils brought back from the battlefields… Read more »

03/04/2020