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Jewish Ethics and Learning

Mussar

4 Ways to Reduce Anger

4 Ways to Reduce Anger

Mussar - The Torah-Box Team

The angry man is often scornful of others. He also judges his neighbor unfavorably.

Being a Good Jew Without Keeping Torah?

Being a Good Jew Without Keeping Torah?

Mussar - The Torah-Box Team

Those who don’t have the chance to keep Torah and Mitzvot sometimes ask themselves this question: can I fulfill my life purpose without Torah and Mitzvot? Can a...

Behaving Like a Jew at Work

Behaving Like a Jew at Work

Mussar - Jeremie BERREBI

What’s the first question every person will be asked when (after passing at the age of 120), he ascends to the Heavenly Court?

Our Sages

Yahrzeit of Our Master, Rav Moshe Feinstein!

Yahrzeit of Our Master, Rav Moshe Feinstein!

Our Sages - The Torah-Box Team

On the yahrzeit (anniversary of passing) of our master Rav Moshe Feinstein, the Torah-Box team is happy to present to you his life course.

Reb Shmuel Auerbach: One of the Torah Giants

Reb Shmuel Auerbach: One of the Torah Giants

Our Sages - Elyssia BOUKOBZA

In February 2018, one of the giant Rabbanim and scholars of our generation passed away; a Rabbi who worked all his life, tirelessly and devotedly to spread the Torah and...

yahrzeit of Rabbi Yitzchak Abulafia

yahrzeit of Rabbi Yitzchak Abulafia

Our Sages - The Torah-Box Team

On the occasion of the Hilula (anniversary of death) of Rav Yitzchak Abulafia, the Torah-Box team is happy to share a glimmering of his life journey.

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 Study of Guemara Changed My Life!

The Study of Guemara Changed My Life!

Torah Learning - The Torah-Box Team

Dr. Eli Beneliezer, a renowned researcher and educator, is responsible for selecting and training Israel’s most talented pupils.

Hilchot Deot: Introduction

Hilchot Deot: Introduction

6-minute video class given by Rav Avi GROSSMAN.

The Haftara: Who? When? How?

The Haftara: Who? When? How?

Torah Learning - The Torah-Box Team

Antiochus, the Greek emperor, forbade Jews from reading the Torah on Shabbat, so our Sages instituted reading a chapter of the Book of the Prophets instead, to ensure...

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

Purim: A Higher Level Than Yom Kippur

Purim: A Higher Level Than Yom Kippur

15-minute video class given by Rav Binyamin BITENSKY.

Purim: A Day of Joy, A Day of Prayer

Purim: A Day of Joy, A Day of Prayer

28-minute video class given by Rav Binyamin BITENSKY.

Exist Where Your Thoughts Are

Exist Where Your Thoughts Are

1-minute video class given by Rav Jonathan TAWIL.

Middot

Only a Former Sinner Can Become Humble

Only a Former Sinner Can Become Humble

Jewish Thinking - The Torah-Box Team

We live in a time when even the "humblest" among us maintains a blog, a Twitter account, a website, or any other outlet to make his voice heard, express his thoughts and...

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...

Tzniut

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

Who Are "the Sages of the Great Assembly"?

Who Are "the Sages of the Great Assembly"?

The Sages of the Great Assembly (Anshei Knesset HaGedolah) have had the merit of being the first to reside in the Land of Israel after the destruction of the first...

Money & Business

Rav Kanievsky’s Story: “The Soul of Your Borrower Reincarnated in a Donkey”

Rav Kanievsky’s Story: “The Soul of Your Borrower...

Mussar - The Torah-Box Team

Rav Chaim Kanievsky recommends that money lenders never keep unpaid loan documents handy.

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...

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