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Mussar

Story: The Supernatural Impact of Showing Solemnity in the Synagogue

Story: The Supernatural Impact of Showing Solemnity in the...

Mussar - The Torah-Box Team

Bemikdashei Tirahu is an organization that raises public awareness of proper behavior in synagogue services by encouraging congregants to avoid chatting during prayers...

A Chanukiah Filled with Sacrifices

A Chanukiah Filled with Sacrifices

Chanuka - The Torah-Box Team

A Holocaust survivor who lost his family in a Nazi concentration camp decided to build a family of his own but chose to hide his Jewish identity from his children, who,...

The Secret of Teshuva: Having High Ambitions

The Secret of Teshuva: Having High Ambitions

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...

Our Sages

Three Stories in Memory of Rabbi Steinman z”l

Three Stories in Memory of Rabbi Steinman z”l

Jewish Thinking - The Torah-Box Team

Who never entered Rav Steinman’s humble abode to request a blessing or a piece of advice? His home symbolized utter simplicity. Peeling walls, old cabinets,...

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Told Me in a Dream: "In 20 Days You Will Be Pregnant

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Told Me in a Dream: "In 20 Days You Will...

Jewish Thinking - The Torah-Box Team

Naomi and Shlomo (surname not mentioned here for obvious reasons) are a Torah observant couple living in the Beit Israel neighborhood of Jerusalem. For years, they tried...

Rabbi Steinman's Outstanding Respect for His Fellow Men

Rabbi Steinman's Outstanding Respect for His Fellow Men

Jewish Thinking - The Torah-Box Team

Let's talk about the subject of man's relationship to his neighbor. This subject touches an area that calls for improvement. For example, a man can act...

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):...

Miracle: The Police Car Planned 5000 Years Ago

Miracle: The Police Car Planned 5000 Years Ago

Torah Learning - Rav Eliaou HASSAN

An example of diligence in the study of the Torah was given to us by a wealthy factory manager in London. Despite his high position and his many responsibilities, he...

Our Rabbanim, the Most Reliable Source of Truth

Our Rabbanim, the Most Reliable Source of Truth

Receiving the Torah is a vast program in which work is required on oneself, especially on a large number of character traits such as fear, modesty or anger.

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...

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

Niels Bohr and the Source of Jewish Intelligence

Niels Bohr and the Source of Jewish Intelligence

Jewish Thinking - The Torah-Box Team

At the University of Copenhagen, students were asked to measure the height of a building using a barometer (a device that measures atmospheric pressure.

A Tzaddik Decrees and Hashem Obeys?

A Tzaddik Decrees and Hashem Obeys?

Jewish Thinking - The Torah-Box Team

Do Tzaddikim have the power to manifest their words or blessings in this world? What is the nature of this notion and how does it apply to our lives?

Is the Man Who Threw Himself Off the Roof a Hero?

Is the Man Who Threw Himself Off the Roof a Hero?

One day, a large group gathered on the Brooklyn Bridge (New York), a large bridge that crosses the Hudson River and connects Brooklyn to Manhattan.

Middot

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...

Anger Is the Most Serious of Defects

Anger Is the Most Serious of Defects

"The most serious defect" is what the Ramban (Rabbi Moshe ben Nachman) writes about anger.The nature of anger brings in its wake serious mistakes. When man is dominated...

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

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...

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.

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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