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Mussar

Why Is A Difficulty Called Nissayon in Hebrew?

Why Is A Difficulty Called Nissayon in Hebrew?

Mussar - Rav Yossef-'Haï ABERGEL

We have seen that trials are nothing more than a sign of G-d's love. Let us now try to develop some methods of reflection in order to measure ourselves against the...

Concrete Methods to Study Mussar

Concrete Methods to Study Mussar

Here are some concrete methods to effectively study Mussar:

An Unconscious Mother of A Newborn Wakes Up, Just As Rav Kanievsky Promised

An Unconscious Mother of A Newborn Wakes Up, Just As Rav...

An incredible miracle concerning a woman in labor who miraculously woke up after losing consciousness during childbirth was published a few months ago in the newspaper...

Our Sages

Channa, a Prophetess so Feminine

Channa, a Prophetess so Feminine

Women - Rabbanite SCHLAMME

In the Gemara Megillah, there is a list of seven prophetesses: Sarah, Miriam, Devorah, Channa, Avigail, Chulda, and Esther. It is rather impressive to discover that...

10 Facts on Rabbi Yonatan Ben Uziel

10 Facts on Rabbi Yonatan Ben Uziel

1.Rav Yonatan ben Uziel was a first-generation Tana, the greatest disciple of Hillel the elder and author of the translation on Neviim, Prophets (Targum Yonatan.)

Rav Kanievsky, the "Tzitzit Detector"

Rav Kanievsky, the "Tzitzit Detector"

This story was brought to our attention by the brother of a young Chatan who came to Rav Chaim last week, a few days before his wedding, for a blessing from the Rav.Rav...

Teshuva

A Moving Story: The Torah or Thailand?

A Moving Story: The Torah or Thailand?

Teshuva - Rav Its'hak FANGER

When, after years of doubt, effort and perseverance, there is a sincere and constructive Teshuva, we want to share it with other members of the family. But how should we...

"My Name Is Golan, I Am 18 Years Old and I Have a Story to Share"

"My Name Is Golan, I Am 18 Years Old and I Have a Story to...

Teshuva - Rav Emmanuel MIMRAN

My name is Golan. I am eighteen years old and I have a story to share with you.

Torah Learning

Hilchot Deot Chapter 2 halacha 2

Hilchot Deot Chapter 2 halacha 2

13-minute video class given by Rav Avi GROSSMAN.

The Hidden Center of the World

The Hidden Center of the World

11-minute video class given by Rav Zave RUDMAN.

Torah Study? More Precious Than Heaps of Gold

Torah Study? More Precious Than Heaps of Gold

This is the story of a Talmid Chacham (scholar) who was traveling by boat. In this boat, there were also rich traders who carried expensive goods with them. Only an...

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

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...

Darwin and the Carnivorous Plant

Darwin and the Carnivorous Plant

 It is said that when Darwin observed a carnivorous plant trapping flies, he was very surprised. But in truth, there is nothing surprising about that. At the end of...

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...

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

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.

Maintaining Enthusiasm in One's Avodat Hashem

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

Emunah and Bitachon: Two Essential Tools

Emunah and Bitachon: Two Essential Tools

Jewish Thinking - Rav Emmanuel BOUKOBZA

The first of the ten commandments we received at the foot of Mount Sinai is: "I am the Lord your G-d ... who brought you out of the land of Egypt."

Close Your Eyes and Look

Close Your Eyes and Look

Some time ago there was a day dedicated to the blind and visually impaired communities. The slogan that marked that day focused on a thought that lit up my life: "Close...

Middot

Hilchot Deot Chapter 1, Halacha 1

Hilchot Deot Chapter 1, Halacha 1

10-minute video class given by Rav Avi GROSSMAN.

3 Steps to Attaining Free Love

3 Steps to Attaining Free Love

Middot - Rabbanite KOLODETSKI

Rebbetzin Kolodetsky follows the path of her mother Rebbetzin Batsheva Kanievsky, of blessed memory, caring for thousands of women spiritually, morally and physically.

Only a Former Sinner Can Become Humble

Only a Former Sinner Can Become Humble

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...

Money & Business

Time Out at Work: Do I Have to Tell My Boss?

Time Out at Work: Do I Have to Tell My Boss?

Question: I am a salesman in a store. When no client is present, I play crossword to pass time. Do I have to tell my boss?

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.

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