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Mussar

Empathy, A Valuable Quality…

Empathy, A Valuable Quality…

Mussar - 'Haya B.

When I heard this story, I was touched. When I was told it was a true story, I was shocked. I then understood that we all have in each of us this power, this strength,...

I Took Upon Myself to Give 20% of My Money

I Took Upon Myself to Give 20% of My Money

Good evening!Here's my testimonial on the subject of Maasser. It is written that offering a tithe is a good way to become rich. Furthermore, the Mishna in Avot states...

"A Story About a Staircase, and Then It All Started"

"A Story About a Staircase, and Then It All Started"

Mussar - Chaim Valder

My first childhood memory is my first day at school. I was a student in a school in Kharkov city, in the Ukraine.All the little girls were accompanied to class by both...

Our Sages

Yahrtzeit of Rabbi Chaim of Sanz

Yahrtzeit of Rabbi Chaim of Sanz

Our Sages - The Torah-Box Team

On the Yahrtzeit (anniversary of death) of our master, Rabbi Chaim Halberstam of Sanz, the Torah-Box team is pleased to share with you a story about his life.

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Meir Abihssira: His Life

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Meir Abihssira: His Life

Our Sages - The Torah-Box Team

On the occasion of the yahrzeit (anniversary of death) of our teacher Rabbi Meir Abihssira, the Torah-Box team is pleased to share some brief details on his...

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yitzchak Abulafia

Yahrzeit of Rabbi Yitzchak Abulafia

Our Sages - The Torah-Box Team

On the occasion of the Yahrzeit (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

Isaiah and the Kings

Isaiah and the Kings

21-minute video class given by Rav Avi GROSSMAN.

Introduction to the Book of Isaiah

Introduction to the Book of Isaiah

15-minute video class given by Rav Avi GROSSMAN.

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...

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

Thanking Hashem

Thanking Hashem

19-minute video class given by Rav Binyamin BITENSKY.

Middot

Kind and Generous…First With One’s Family!

Kind and Generous…First With One’s Family!

Mussar - The Torah-Box Team

Home is a place where people are more likely to get angry.

Warning: I Am a Perfectionist!

Warning: I Am a Perfectionist!

Jewish Thinking - Joy GALAM

Sarah, 35 years old, has always thrived in every area of her life.

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...

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...

Story: On Board the Titanic

Story: On Board the Titanic

Jewish History - The Torah-Box Team

In 1910, Sam Aks, a native of Poland, emigrated to England where he married Leah Rosen. After their marriage, they lived in London for a while and then they decided to...

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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