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Jewish Ethics and Learning

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Loss of Money and An Extraordinary Reaction

Loss of Money and An Extraordinary Reaction

Rav Elimelech Biderman recounts an astonishing story. In a Talmud Torah in Bnei Brak, a G-d fearing teacher did his work with dedication, and never stopped in the middle...

Your Boss Is Harassing You? Your Neighbor Screams? Everyone Is Against You?

Your Boss Is Harassing You? Your Neighbor Screams? Everyone...

Mussar - The Torah-Box Team

Your boss is harassing you? Your neighbour screams? Everyone is against you? You know exactly what each of them needs to improve. But what is Judaism's point of view on...

Human Morality….Yes But...

Human Morality….Yes But...

Mussar - The Torah-Box Team

Many people praise themselves for being super scrupulous. If you hear them talk, they swear they would never commit a crime and that they behave with impeccable morality...

Our Sages

Story: The Baba Sali Calms a Raging Sea

Story: The Baba Sali Calms a Raging Sea

Our Sages - Rav Emmanuel MIMRAN

Once, The Baba Sali was on a boat on the way to Israel, with one of his disciples. On Friday night, while he was in his cabin and he was singing Shalom Aleichem, the...

Yartzeit of Rav Yitzchak Kaduri

Yartzeit of Rav Yitzchak Kaduri

Our Sages - The Torah-Box Team

On the occasion of the Yartzeit (anniversary of passing) of our teacher Rav Yitzchak Kaduri, the Torah-Box team is happy to present you with a brief account of his life.

Hilula of Rabbi Shimshon Raphael Hirsch

Hilula of Rabbi Shimshon Raphael Hirsch

Mussar - The Torah-Box Team

On the Hilula (anniversary of death) of our master Rav Shimshon Raphael Hirsch, the Torah-Box team is happy to share some details on his life. Whoever speaks about a...

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 Torah Resides in Those Who "Die" for It

The Torah Resides in Those Who "Die" for It

In the Avot scriptures, Shamai teaches us that studying Torah should be the center of our lives. This is what the Talmud tells us in the "Brachot" exposition (35a):...

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

Giving Time To Our Children

Giving Time To Our Children

10-minute video class given by Rav Binyamin BITENSKY.

How Does A Jew Drink Their Coffee?

How Does A Jew Drink Their Coffee?

1-minute video class given by Rav Jonathan TAWIL.

Only One Mother

Only One Mother

5-minute story told by Rav Shmuel GALANDAUER.

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

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...

Help …Forex and the Holiness of Eretz Israel!

Help …Forex and the Holiness of Eretz Israel!

Money & Business - Lea NABET

When Michael emigrated from France to Israel in 2013, it was unexpected that he would fall so low.His BTS of management in his pocket, and not tied down to anyone, he...

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