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Personal Example: I Act, Thus I Am

Personal Example: I Act, Thus I Am

Rav Aric CHETRIT

Devyani Khobragade, India's Deputy Consul General for Political, Economic, Trade and Women's Rights Affairs, was arrested a few days ago in New York City. On what...

Sinai Revelation: Words Versus Images, A Frontal Shock

Sinai Revelation: Words Versus Images, A Frontal Shock

Rav Emmanuel BOUKOBZA

"For you did not see any image on the day that God spoke to you on mount Horeb amid the flames” (Devarim 4,15). So, the gift of the Torah on Mount Sinai is defined...

Ahavat Israel: The Means to Bring Jews to Hashem

Ahavat Israel: The Means to Bring Jews to Hashem

The Torah-Box Team

Once, on a very hot summer day, I came to the home of Rabbi Asher with a group of friends. Suddenly, a woman dressed very immodestly erupted at Rabbi Asher’s...

The Haftara: Who? When? How?

The Haftara: Who? When? How?

Torah Learning - The Torah-Box Team

Antiochus, the Greek emperor, forbade Jews from reading the Torah on Shabbat, so our Sages instituted reading a chapter of the Book of the Prophets instead, to ensure...

What Is the First Step to Teshuva?

What Is the First Step to Teshuva?

Thursday January 24th, 2019

QuestionWhen doing Teshuvah, what is the first step; giving up the sin and improving ... or regretting one's sin and being sad that one did it?

Chose: Immediate Profit or Everlasting Reward?

Chose: Immediate Profit or Everlasting Reward?

The Torah-Box Team

What is better? Immediate profit or everlasting reward? Rav Eliezer Heilmann of Yeshiva "Nezer Yehoshua" answers this with a particularly powerful message using the...

Story: Honoring Hashem from Within, Even in Ikea

Story: Honoring Hashem from Within, Even in Ikea

Rav Emmanuel MIMRAN

Yonathan and his parents are in IKEA. They are in the sofas department, looking for an armchair that is both comfortable and resistant to all possible weights and shapes.

Loss of Money and An Extraordinary Reaction

Loss of Money and An Extraordinary Reaction

Monday January 14th, 2019

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...

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