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Jewish Ethics and Learning

Mussar

The Fine Line Between Self-Esteem and Arrogance

The Fine Line Between Self-Esteem and Arrogance

12-minute video class given by Rebbetzin Rachel Rudman.

Do You Want to Win the Lottery?

Do You Want to Win the Lottery?

8-minute audio class given by Rabbi Menachem APTER.

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,...

Our Sages

The Miracle of the Rambam’s Burial Place

The Miracle of the Rambam’s Burial Place

Rabbi Moshe Maimonides, the famous Rambam, was one of the most remarkable Jews of all times. He was the author of many books wherein he explained the laws and philosophy...

Why Do Tzaddikim Have Challenges?

Why Do Tzaddikim Have Challenges?

Our Sages - Rav Yaakov Israel LUGASSY

Question: Why should the righteous be more challenged by (unfortunate) hardships in this world, when their only desire is to fulfill the Torah and its Mitzvot perfectly?

Rav Kanievsky: "Beware, Every Word You Say Has an Effect on Reality!"

Rav Kanievsky: "Beware, Every Word You Say Has an Effect on...

Day in, day out, Rav Chaim Kanievsky of Bnei Brak listens to the sorrows of countless members of the Jewish nation, as they mention to him the names of their sick and...

Teshuva

Open a Door as Tiny as the Eye of a Needle

Open a Door as Tiny as the Eye of a Needle

Our sages interpret a passage from Midrash Rabbah on the Song of Songs (5.3): "Open to me my sister, my bride", as "open a door as tiny as the eye of a needle and I will...

The Magic Solution Is In Our Hands

The Magic Solution Is In Our Hands

Jewish Thinking - Rebbetzin Esther JUNGREIS

According to the Zohar, Passover is the period of time when Techiyat HaMetim – the resurrection of the dead – will take place.

Keep in Touch with Hashem

Keep in Touch with Hashem

17-minute video class given by Rav Binyamin BITENSKY.

Torah Learning

The Professor from the Paris-Sorbonne's Remark

The Professor from the Paris-Sorbonne's Remark

Torah Learning - Koby LEVY

Shlomo Moshe, a friendly young man, had come from Morocco to Israel with the fervent desire to become a Torah scholar. This era - the 1950s - was that of the early days...

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 Dandilion: a Divine Flower

The Dandilion: a Divine Flower

Let us try to focus on the flower called the "Dandelion", which grows in our gardens. At this stage of our study, we will not go into detail about the extraordinary and...

How Elephants Talk to Each Other Long Distance

How Elephants Talk to Each Other Long Distance

For many years, scientists have tried to figure out how elephants talk to each other long distance, even several miles away. When a herd of elephants is scattered over...

The Apple's Peel – A Wonderful and Perfect Wrapping

The Apple's Peel – A Wonderful and Perfect Wrapping

The peel of an apple is a much more sophisticated wrapping than any man-made packaging could ever be. It contains an oil that makes the fruit waterproof. It is not...

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.

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

Why Are We Doing Mitzvot?

Why Are We Doing Mitzvot?

46-minute video class given by Rebbetzin Shani Gibraltar.

Responsibility

Responsibility

21-minute video class given by Rav Binyamin BITENSKY.

Why Don’t I Have a Smartphone??

Why Don’t I Have a Smartphone??

Recently, a message was posted on social media and circulated rapidly. The message consisted of a photo of a poster hanging at the entrance of an American nursery in...

Middot

Avodat Hamiddot: Working on Our Character Traits

Avodat Hamiddot: Working on Our Character Traits

17-minute video class given by Rebbetzin Rachel Rudman.

Being Organized Is As Valuable As a Mitzvah!

Being Organized Is As Valuable As a Mitzvah!

Although being organized is not a mitzvah per se, tidiness and order are basic traits that help improve a person's character and refine his middot.

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

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...

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...

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