Pesach, education and the connection between them 5779

Pesach, education and the connection between them  By Aharon Willinger Former shaliach (Washington, 2016-17) Currently a student at Ariel University Shabbat Hagadol, the Great Shabbat, on which we read about Hayom Hagadol v’hanora – the great and awesome day – in the...

Who Will Heal The Tzara’at? 5779

 Who Will Heal The Tzara’at?   By Rabbi Binyamin Krausz Former Rosh Kollel (Perth, 2008 -12) Currently a teacher and educator in “Nativ” Our Parashah, “Tazria“, deals with two main issues. It begins with the laws of a woman who has given...

The Real Estate Crisis

Reuven Kolton Former avrech in Memphis (2006-2009) M.A in Economics. Teaching Assistant in Ben-Gurion University and Sapir Academic College   The Real Estate Crisis If houses could talk, I wonder what they would say about the real estate situation. “Did you...

The Holiness of Intimacy – 5777

Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger Former Shaliach in Boca Raton (1999-2007) Currently Executive Director and Community Rabbinic Scholar of Dallas Kollel   The Holiness of Intimacy   Outside of the orthodox community, the laws of family purity are not much talked about...

To Each His Own – 5776

Batya Americus Torah Mitzion Bat Sherut (2015-2016)   To Each His Own Special thanks to Shira Sohn for helping me to write down and understand all my ideas The mouth is by far the most dangerous weapon a person can wield. It can fire with the greatest precision...

Learning From Miriam

The conclusion of a survey of Rabbis’ speeches this Shabbat morning would likely be nine out of ten Rabbis prefer lashon hara to leprosy. This despite the fact that lashon hara, the prohibition on gossip, is probably the hardest mitzvah we have. Defined as the...

Sin And Its Punishment

It emerges from many sources in our tradition that nega’im – the tzara’at afflictions described in Parshiyot Tazria and Metzora – serve as a punishment for the sin of lashon hara (improper speech about others). But how might we explain the...

The Walls are Talking

Eli Lipcshitz Former Shaliach in Washington Currently Cadet at Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs   “When you come to the land of Canaan, which I am giving you as a possession, and I place a lesion of tzara’ath upon a house in the land of your...