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    • Metzitzah b’Peh: Why It Matters
    • Questions of Interest: The Heter Iska
    • Being Generous to Gentiles
    • Not All Wine Is Fine
    • Rinse and Repeat
    • Singing in Good Company
    • Architecture, Art and the Torah
    • An Uplifting Shabbos
    • Hagar 101
    • Get by Force
    • Tefillin Basics
    • עזר כנגדו

    • Youth of the Future (Sources)
    • See Beyond the Disguise
    • Dynamics of Dispute
    • More than One Bashert
    • Rite to Eternal Rest
    • בישול ישראל

    • Did Lot Pray to the Angels?
    • Location, location, location
    • A House of Prayer for All Nations
    • Continuous Creation
    • The Art of the Ark and Other Rules of Shul Kibudim
    • Is Judaism just for Jews?
    • Opsherenish: The Origins of a Jewish Boy's First Hair Cut
    • Unhealthy Obsession?: Why food and feasts are central to Judaism
    • חלוקת התורה לפרקים

    • When is a Mechitzah Out of Bounds - Guidelines for Mechitzos
    • The Mysticism of Twins
    • Hygiene and Halachah
    • Why the Torah Is Inconsistent
    • What It Takes to Be a Tzadik - Understanding Yosef
    • Kosher Cosmetics: Can a Torah Scroll Be Touched up?
    • Hezek Re’iah: If Looks Could Kill…
    • Saints or Sinners?
    • Matrilineal Descent: Who Is a Jew
    • The Chazzan’s Dilemma
    • Meaning of the Moon: A Kiddush Levana Digest
    • The Diplomacy of Dishes
    • Is the Menorah a Publicity Hound?
    • Tough Love: How Abraham Could Slaughter Isaac
    • ברכת ברוך שפטרני - מקורו וטעמיו

    • טוענת שנבעלה אם מותר לבעלה להחזירה

    • Microwaves: A New Look at the Way We Cook
    • Conversion: Is There Any Going Back?
    • בירור מקיף בדיני ומנהגי מי שבירך

    • Different Strokes for Different Folks
    • Shabbos with a Bang
    • Bond of Brothers
    • הזכרת שם עבודה זרה

    • Shedding Light on the Ner Tamid
    • Spelling Variations in the Torah
    • Human Disabilities and Halachic Sensibilities
    • The Meaning of Veyiten Lecha
    • Do Winds of Change Blow in Shul?
    • The Mandate to be a Mentsch
    • The Woman Behind the Throne - Who was Osnas bas Potifar the wife of Yosef?
    • Requests for Sources (#11)
    • A Knotty Issue: Women and Teffilin
    • Kiruv with Love: Its Origins and its Propriety
    • Tying Tztitzis at Night
    • HaMan: The Villain and the Miracle Food
    • Dealing with Disabilities
    • The Greatest Paradox: The Power of Free Choice
    • Handmade vs. Machine Matzah
    • Can Rabbis Give Medical Advice?
    • Putting G-d on Trial: Heresy or Humanity? A Jewish Response to Tragedy
    • May Dormitories be Passed Over for Pesach?
    • Last Rites Done Right
    • Is It Always Necessary to Get a Get?
    • The Laws of the Jew and His .22
    • ירושת שררה ומינויי ציבור

    • Paradox of Prayer: If G-d Is Perfect, Why Try to Change His Mind?
    • Love Thyself: The Imperative to Secure Material and Emotional Wellbeing
    • Does Brushing Teeth Brush over Shabbos?
    • The Third Temple — Today?
    • As Confusing as Night and Day
    • My Heart Is in the West - Praying Toward Yerushalayim
    • Gone Without a Trace - Mourning an Unverified Death
    • Jewish Chemistry: Physical Actions and Spiritual Reactions
    • The Torah’s Vision of Friendship
    • Sacred Shepherds: An Essay on Jewish Leadership
    • The Round Figures that Trigger Sniggers
    • Can G-d Change His Mind?
    • Marriage Made in Charan
    • Dots and Squiggles
    • Requests for Sources (#12)
    • The Dynamics of Jewish Marriage
    • Study or Sink: Secular Education and the Hunt for a Job
    • The Drugs Debate
    • Birkat Kohanim from Temple times until Today
    • How to Cook Wine So Jews Can Dine
    • A Peek into Paradise
    • The Law and the Lore of Ascending the Temple Mount
    • Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Non-Orthodox Jews and Shabbat Observance
    • הכרזות באמצע התפלה

    • Love Thyself (Part II) - The Limits of Physical Self-Abuse
    • Thanking G-d for Goodness Part I
    • A Map to Moshiach
    • A Bad Bet or a Light Laugh?: The Difference Between Lotto and Gambling
    • The Happiness Imperative - Part I
    • Shaking Hands and Shaking the Boat
    • Sequence of Scripture - Retracing the Writing of the Torah from Sinai
    • Moshiach's Mysterious Harp - Music of the Future
    • Anatomy of a Cry: What the Shofar Sound Bites Mean to You
    • The Jewish View of Anti-Semitism
    • Judge Duty - Sitting on the Sanhedrin
    • The Great Religious Cover-up: Tznius – Origins and Applications
    • Thanking G-d for Goodness Part II
    • Great Shakes: Understanding the Mitzvah of Shaking the Lulav and Esrog
    • תואר גופני אצל הקב״ה

    • The Power of Tefilah b'Tzibbur
    • The Meaning of Love
    • When to Wash - Activities That Require Hand-Washing
    • יסוד תקנת אמירת ברכת שהחיינו
    • Requests for Sources (#14)
    • Honor is not Dead: Kibud Av V'Em
    • The Prophet who Ran from G-d
    • הפרדה בין אנשים ונשים

    • מנהג הנחת אבן על המצבה

    • גידול הזקן ואיסור השחתתו

    • A Palestinian State?
    • In G-d we Trust
    • It’s Written in the Stars: The Jewish Approach to Astrology, Zodiac and the Horoscopes
    • The Scribe’s Code
    • The Torah’s CEOs (sources)
    • צירוף קטן למנין

    • נשים בתפקידים תורניים וציבוריים

    • מסחר עם גנב וגזלן

    • Request for Sources (#10)
    • Modest Beauty - Building a Beautiful Synagogue
    • Adding Time
    • צלם אלקים

    • Requests for Sources (#15)
    • The Poet King
    • Yosef the Tyrant?
    • What’s in a Name?
    • Request for Sources (#16)
    • The Clock Strikes Six
    • Raising Funds and Raising Spirits - The Value, Role and Virtues of a Fundraiser
    • Mind, Matter and G-d - Vision of Science from a Chabad Perspective
    • The Thinking Planet
    • To Give or Not to Give?
    • Request for Sources (#17)
    • Written and Directed by: G-d
    • His Name Was Moshe
    • Roots of Reincarnation
    • Constant Contact
    • Requests for Sources (#18)
    • תקיעת שופר - טעמיה ומשמעותה

    • Angels of the Ark
    • Tempering the Union
    • דיני טלית ותפילין על פי מנהג חב״ד

    • The Morality of Sarah
    • Why Pray? (Class)
    • The Mandate to Vaccinate
    • Ayin Hara
    • Yud Gimmel Midos (Sources)
    • Writing a Sefer Torah (Sources)
    • Gladness and High Spirits: A Review of Oneg Shabbos
    • היזק ראיה

    • Holding the Torah While Upholding Halachah
    • Public Access to Torah's Mysteries
    • May We Share the Legacy?
    • Modest Footsteps: The Halachic Definition of Shok
    • Mysterious Misdeed: Making Sense of Mei Merivah
    • Names are No Games
    • Old Worshippers and Timeless Prayer
    • Private Matters
    • Regulating the Ultimate Blessing
    • The Bima in No Man’s Land
    • The Brilliant Engineering of the Jewish Calendar
    • The Crime of Cremation
    • The Reality of Dreams
    • Why We Care About Hair: Background of the Hair-Covering Requirement
    • Women’s Prayer Groups
    • You Don't Want to Miss a Bris
    • Bizarre Burial?
    • Forced Circumcision?
    • The Tale of the Hebrew Tongue
    • Pre-Nuptial Agreements
    • Unraveling the Tefillin
    • The Morality of Civilian Casualties
    • Father from Far: Respecting a Non-Jewish Father
    • The Nusach Debate - Reciting the Thirteen Attributes of Mercy during the Ne’ilah Service
    • Mechitzah Mania - When is a Mechitza Required
    • The Crucible of Life: On Challenges and Tests
    • A Stroll through the Garden of Torah
    • Souls and Spirits
    • Bowing in Prayer
    • The Bima and Equal Opportunity
    • Au contraire! The Ins-and-Outs of Contradicting Parents, Teachers and Rabbis
    • The Contralateral Brain and Body
    • Where a Tallis is Inappropriate (Sources)
    • The Steps of Ascent
    • The Covenants that Bind Us
    • The Afterlife of the Righteous Gentile
    • Kaddish and Closure
    • First Shofar
    • Coercing an Apostate to Divorce
    • סוד האגדה

    • פתרון ההיתר עסקא

    • על בכיה ודמעות

    • בנאי ששינה בהבנין

    • בניית בית כנסת נאה ומפואר

    • ברכת הקרקרים והבייגלך

    • גדר חיוב כבוד אב ואם

    • על רוחות שדים ודיבוקים

    • דין קדימה בצדקה

    • האדם בתור מדבר

    • הודעת יוסף לאביו שהוא חי

    • הכרזת מזל טוב אחרי שבירת הכוס

    • הצלת נפש בנפש

    • חגבים

    • טבילת כלים

    • טעם שבירת הלוחות

    • יוסיף דעת יוסיף מכאוב

    • הנחת פרחים מעל ארון או קבר המת

    • כשרות האכילה

    • מהות ושרש נפשות בעלי חיים

    • מלכי בית דוד ומלכי ישראל

    • מצא אשה מצא טוב

    • מצוה לקיים דברי המת

    • מצות אהבת ישראל

    • כפיית מצות הצדקה

    • עניני מחילה

    • צדקה לגויים

    • קריעת ים סוף

    • שריפת גוף המת

    • תקנת השוק

    • Man vs Machine: The Matzah Story
    • L'chaim - the Torah Perspective on Alcohol Consumption
    • Friday Lights
    • Waters at Rest
    • Angels and Demons
    • Arabs Living in the Shtachim (Sources)
    • יחס הקבלה וההלכה

    • מלמדין אותו כל התורה כולה

    • סימני כשרות

    • Architecture and Design of the Synagogue
    • Intellectual Property (Sources)
    • Supporting Yeshivos and the Jewish Future (Sources)
    • Identity of Moshiach (Sources)
    • Evolution of Prayer
    • Massacre or Morality?
    • מצות הלואה

    • A Parting Gift of Atonement
    • What to Make of Divine Rage
    • Celebrating a Bas Mitzva (Sources)
    • Studying the Secular: The Soul of the Matter
    • The Mindset of Prayer - Tefilah with Kavanah
    • Talking Animals
    • Early Rabbinic Attitudes towards Emigration to the United States (Sources)
    • Long Life: In G-d's Hand or One's Own?
    • Mother of Royalty
    • Sanctity of the Synagogue
    • Sexual Abuse and Misconduct in Jewish Law and Ethics – A Monograph
    • The Congregational Prayer Service - Prayer Section III
    • Pristine Pedigree
    • The Invisible Author
    • Fish ​Heads​ and​​ ​Black ​Cats​ - Superstition ​and the Jewish Tradition
    • Spontaneous Generation
    • Multiple Minyanim for Mourners
    • Is Your Caffeine Kosher? (Part I)
    • Influencing the Divine
    • Kollel or Career?
    • Gefilte Fish
    • Immersive Torah Education
    • Motion Sensors on Shabbos (Sources)
    • Prayers in Verse
    • A Mystical Prayer
    • Made in the Twilight Zone
    • Poultry and Milk - History
    • Blessing the Public Square (Sources)
    • Breaking a Fast
    • Calculated Moves
    • Is Aliyah for Everyone? (Sources)
    • סוד עניית אמן. פרק א

    • Making the Right Turn
    • תפלה על קברי צדיקים. א

    • סוד עניית אמן. פרק ב

    • Praying in Unison - Kedusha during the Silent Amida
    • Amazon Prime and Amira Le'Nochri
    • Extending an Olive Branch (Sources)
    • Visitor Information (Sources)
    • Moshe's Unmarked Grave (Sources)
    • Responsible Governance
    • The Rainbow Effect (Sources)
    • Playing with Folly (Sources)
    • History of Hakafot (Sources)
    • Prosperity of the Wicked (Sources)
    • A Rebbetzin and a Scholar
    • The Rebbe on the Holocaust
    • Women's Rights and Religious Ritual - Part I
    • Kosher 'Frankenfoods'? GMOs in Halacha (Sources) [New!]
    • Seudah Shelishis - The Mystery and Mysticism of the Third Meal [New!]
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