What is Wrong with Intermarriage?
What is Wrong with Intermarriage?
by Rabbi Aron Moss
I am seriously dating a girl who is everything I ever dreamed of. She is smart, pretty, funny-definitely... Read More
Preservation of Life
Preservation of Life
by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan

Along with the wisdom to cure illness, God has given the physician permission to heal, as the Torah states... Read More

Curious Jews - Shavuot
Curious Jews - Shavuot
by Rabbi Adin (Steinsaltz) Even-Yisrael

For most people, the act of studying stops abruptly at the end of formal schooling, whether after... Read More

Prayer: Obligation or Inspiration
Prayer: Obligation or Inspiration
by RabbiEli Silberstein
It is dawn in Jerusalem. The light is clear. A bent woman lays her head upon the stones; the men are draped... Read More
Shabbat: The Music Between the Notes
Shabbat: The Music Between the Notes
by Sara Berman

A famous pianist was once asked by an admirer how he handled the notes as well as he did. The pianist... Read More

Charity
Charity
by Professor Maurice LammMaurice Lamm

Charity is traditionally thought of as relating solely to helping fellow man, to relieving the burden of... Read More

The Mysterious Tefillin
The Mysterious Tefillin
by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan

Have you ever felt so close to another human being that every moment together was precious? Where every... Read More

Lieutenant Wouk's Black Boxes
Lieutenant Wouk's Black Boxes
by Herman Wouk

Emerging from midshipman school a newly minted ensign in blue and gold, I was prevailed upon by my widowed... Read More

Weighty Thoughts on the Low-Carb Diet
Weighty Thoughts on the Low-Carb Diet
Okay, maybe not the same dietary laws found in the Bible, but the eating habits of the whole country have... Read More
Diamond Excavation
Diamond Excavation
by M.D.Abraham Twerski

The Mishnah [Ethics of the Fathers 4:3) teaches us: [Ben Azzai] was accustomed to say: "Do not be scornful... Read More

Don't Forget to Light
Don't Forget to Light
by Kirk Dougals

My mother was a wonderful woman who gave me my best qualities. It took me a long time to become conscious... Read More

God's Return
God's Return
by Rabbi Adin (Steinsaltz) Even-Yisrael

In Jerusalem, the occasional but universal human sensation of dreaming without being able to interpret the... Read More

Got Torah?
Got Torah?
by Professor Maurice LammMaurice Lamm

No word in the Jewish religion is so indefinable and yet so indispensable as the word Torah. Torah is the... Read More

Herman Wouk on Shabbat
Herman Wouk on Shabbat
by Herman Wouk

The Shabbat has cut most sharply athwart my own life when one of my plays has been in rehearsal or in... Read More

Jewish Time
Jewish Time
by Professor Maurice LammMaurice Lamm

The major ideas of the Jewish religion, even though they are intangible, are made accessible by... Read More

Love and Kindness
Love and Kindness
by Professor Maurice LammMaurice Lamm

God expects every Jew to be a full-time Jew, not a Jew for Sabbaths only. God created the Sabbath and made... Read More

Prayer
Prayer
by Professor Maurice LammMaurice Lamm

Jewish prayer is a discipline. Don't just wait for the mood to strike.

Prayer is subordinate to... Read More

Torah Study
Torah Study
by Rabbi A. Rosen

The People of the Book
Torah must be studied day and night according to biblical prescription:... Read More

Friday Night Live
Friday Night Live
by Rabbi Adin (Steinsaltz) Even-Yisrael

On entering a home on the eve of Shabbat, one may see how a dwelling place is made into a sanctuary. The... Read More

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