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The second half of the last millennium (1500 until today) saw still newer developments in Halachah, as well as in other fields of literacy. How do these major literary trends (such as Chassidism) define Judaism today and into the future?
We spend more than a third of our lives sleeping and eating and doing other mundane things. How can we elevate all aspects of our lives? And why are the mitzvot of tzedakah (charity) and affixing a mezuzah comparable to keeping all the other mitzvot of the Torah?
Learn the laws and customs for the mourning period of the “Three Weeks,” which begin with the fast of 17 Tammuz, and culminates with the fast of Tisha B’Av.
If Pinchas was rewarded with the gift of his children inheriting his priesthood, why did Moses not merit the same reward? After all, Moses turned G‑d’s wrath away from the children of Israel numerous times!
Leadership is one of those qualities that, as soon as a person begins describing his or her own mastery of it, you can’t help but feel that in fact they don’t have it . . .
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Daily Thought
He creates with Consciousness. First, He is conscious of a world, of time and space. And so, that world exists. But that is not enough; for it exists, but it is not a thing of its own. Its only value is extrinsic—His consciousness of it from beyond. So then He is conscious of that world from within. He judges, He makes distinctions. He says, “It should be like this and not like that. This I like, this I do not.” He plays by the rules of the game that He has made. It is in this...
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Upcoming Holiday:

The Three Weeks

July 23 - August 14, 2016

 
Daily Quote
A land of wheat, barley, grapes, figs and pomegranates; a land of oil-yielding olives and [date] honey
The "Seven Kinds" with which the land of Israel is blesssed, Deuteronomy 8:8