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Hilula of Rabbi Eliyahu Dessler, Master of Jewish Thought

Hilula of Rabbi Eliyahu Dessler, Master of Jewish Thought

Mussar - The Torah-Box Team

On the Hilula (anniversary of death) of our beloved master, Rabbi Eliyahu Dessler, the Torah-Box team is pleased to share some of his life's experiences and anecdotes.

Judging Others Favorably: Three Exceptional Stories

Judging Others Favorably: Three Exceptional Stories

Mussar - The Torah-Box Team

Hashem gave us the Torah and the mitzvot so we could purify ourselves. The goal of this priceless gift is to enable us to improve and refine ourselves.

The Kotel:  Israel’s Spiritual Center

The Kotel: Israel’s Spiritual Center

Mussar - The Torah-Box Team

According to our tradition, the Kotel (Western Wall) is an extension of the wall of the Temple Mount which encircled and protected the second Beit Hamikdash.

Our Sages

Hilula of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi

Hilula of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi

Jewish Thinking - The Torah-Box Team

On the Hilula (anniversary of death) of our master, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, the "Baal Hatanya", the Torah-Box team happily offers readers a few of this Tzaddik...

Moshe Rabbeinu Bequeated Us a Way of Life

Moshe Rabbeinu Bequeated Us a Way of Life

Our Sages - Rav David PITOUN

On the occasion of the Hilula of Moshe Rabbeinu, let us explore together one of the facets of our master Moshe’s personality, which he bequeathed to all the...

Hilula of the Rambam (Maimonides)

Hilula of the Rambam (Maimonides)

Our Sages - The Torah-Box Team

On the Hilula (anniversary of death) of our master Rabbi Moshe Ben Maimon, also known under his acronym, the Rambam, the Torah-Box team is happy to share some details on...

Teshuva

The Secret of Teshuva: Having High Ambitions

The Secret of Teshuva: Having High Ambitions

Jewish Thinking - Rav Yochiahou PINTO

One of the most extraordinary mitzvot of the Torah is that of the red cow, about which Shlomo Hamelech said, ''I would like to make myself master of wisdom! But it is...

Aya Kremerman on Her Teshuva: ''If Only You Knew…''

Aya Kremerman on Her Teshuva: ''If Only You Knew…''

Aya Kremerman, a former supermodel and Israeli TV presenter who did teshuva, has definitely given up rhinestones and spotlights to return her entire heart to her...

My Teshuva Is Creating a Problem in My Shalom Bayit

My Teshuva Is Creating a Problem in My Shalom Bayit

Teshuva - Rav Daniel SCEMAMA

Here is the transcript of a telephone conversation following a question asked by David D. (anonymous) to a Torah-Box Rabbi.

Torah Learning

The Torah Resides in Those Who "Die" for It

The Torah Resides in Those Who "Die" for It

In the Avot scriptures, Shamai teaches us that studying Torah should be the center of our lives. This is what the Talmud tells us in the "Brachot" exposition (35a):...

Messianic Times

Tzfat: The Quarrel that Delayed the Coming of Mashiach

Tzfat: The Quarrel that Delayed the Coming of Mashiach

The Arizal (Rav Yitzchak Luria Ashkenazi), the most outstanding Kabbalist of all time, lived in a cloister of houses encircling a courtyard in the holy city of Tzfat....

Amanda Todd's Suicide: Humanity Has Reached Rock Bottom

Amanda Todd's Suicide: Humanity Has Reached Rock Bottom

It’s something of a cliché that, following a disaster of sufficiently large scale, people of various faiths start declaring it the end of days. 9/11? The...

Torah & Science

The Explosive Ladybird....

The Explosive Ladybird....

A beetle, with a size of 7 to 10 mm, has a unique explosive device. When the enemy attacks it, a controlled explosion emanates from its body. In its rear part is a pair...

Insects and Their "Radar Jammers"

Insects and Their "Radar Jammers"

Bats detect their prey using ultrasound. The signal hits the surrounding objects, and bounces back to the bat giving it a clear picture of its surroundings and the exact...

Fauna and Flora: Who Created These Billions of Coincidences?

Fauna and Flora: Who Created These Billions of Coincidences?

The fur of the Arctic hare is white in the winter; and its colour is therefore camouflaged with the snow. In the summer, its fur is brown, and it becomes invisible on a...

Speech Laws

The Sword in the Tongue

The Sword in the Tongue

Speech Laws - Rebbetzin Esther JUNGREIS

There is a terrible ordeal from which many of our people suffer. In the Torah, such an affliction is called onas devarim – verbal abuse. While we are all familiar...

Chassidut

What is Mazal?

What is Mazal?

8-minute video class given by Rav Zave RUDMAN.

The Crown of the Torah

The Crown of the Torah

11-minute video class given by Rav Zave RUDMAN.

The Concept of Disagreements

The Concept of Disagreements

17-minute video class given by Rav Zave RUDMAN.

Beit Hamikdash

What Is the Importance of a Beit Hamikdash (Temple)?

What Is the Importance of a Beit Hamikdash (Temple)?

Beit Hamikdash - Rav Yaakov Israel LUGASSY

Question: What is the benefit of a Temple if we have the Torah and the Mitzvot that direct us?

Jewish Thinking

''Former Bedouin…My Heart Is in the East''

''Former Bedouin…My Heart Is in the East''

My story spans a long time, and it has implications for what is happening today in the world. It involves Arabs and Islam.

The Torah Sells Itself

The Torah Sells Itself

19-minute video class given by Rav Pesach SIEGEL.

Middot

Jealousy: "That David, I Can’t Stand Him Anymore!''

Jealousy: "That David, I Can’t Stand Him Anymore!''

Jewish Thinking - Lea NABET

That David, I can't stand him anymore! Everyone I meet talks to me about him:

9 Tips for Being Happy With One’s Torah

9 Tips for Being Happy With One’s Torah

Jewish Thinking - The Torah-Box Team

Rabbi Aharon MiKarlin writes: "There is no explicit mitzvah to be joyful and there is no explicit sin in the Torah regarding one who is sad. However, joy can bring a man...

Anger Is the Most Serious of Defects

Anger Is the Most Serious of Defects

"The most serious defect" is what the Ramban (Rabbi Moshe ben Nachman) writes about anger.The nature of anger brings in its wake serious mistakes. When man is dominated...

Tzniut

Tzniut: Modesty Is Cherished by G-d

Tzniut: Modesty Is Cherished by G-d

7-minute video class given by Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller.

A Jewish Woman: Enveloped Like a Sefer Torah

A Jewish Woman: Enveloped Like a Sefer Torah

Tzniut - Myriam H.

Today's society only values a woman's external appearance, thus causing her to concentrate on her exterior facade and overlook her internal value.  In the 21st...

Jewish History

Tanakh Characters - David and Michal: Modesty Versus Hashem’s Honor

Tanakh Characters - David and Michal: Modesty Versus...

Torah Learning - The Torah-Box Team

One of the most fascinating encounters in the Book of Shmuel transpires between King David and his wife Michal, daughter of King Saul.

Story: The Meal Swapped on the Plane

Story: The Meal Swapped on the Plane

Jewish History - Rav Emmanuel MIMRAN

A Rosh Yeshiva recounts the following story: I was once on the plane and I had just received my meal, and I had opened the wrapper, whereupon I had a pressing need. I...

Money & Business

Beth Din–Can a First Born Relinquish his Inheritance Rights?

Beth Din–Can a First Born Relinquish his Inheritance...

Money & Business - Rav Reouven COHEN

Here is a concrete legal case handled by the rabbinical courts. We have chosen this example to help you learn, ponder upon and gradually assimilate "Daat Torah", so your...

Beth Din: Last Will and Testament Halachically Incorrect

Beth Din: Last Will and Testament Halachically Incorrect

Here is a concrete legal case handled by the rabbinical courts. We have chosen this example to help you learn, ponder upon and gradually assimilate "Daat Torah", so your...

Help …Forex and the Holiness of Eretz Israel!

Help …Forex and the Holiness of Eretz Israel!

Money & Business - Lea NABET

When Michael emigrated from France to Israel in 2013, it was unexpected that he would fall so low.His BTS of management in his pocket, and not tied down to anyone, he...

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