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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...

Connecting the World to Hashem

Connecting the World to Hashem

10-minute video class given by Rav Zave RUDMAN.

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.

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 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...

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...

Halacha- Preparations for the Pesach Seder Table

Halacha- Preparations for the Pesach Seder Table

Halacha- Preparations for the Pesach Seder Table

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

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...

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...

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

Shmonei Essrei: The First Blessing

Shmonei Essrei: The First Blessing

12-minute video class given by Rav Pesach SIEGEL.

Why Do We Say "Tzetchem L'Shalom" ?

Why Do We Say "Tzetchem L'Shalom" ?

13-minute video class given by Rav Zave RUDMAN.

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

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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