Judaism | The Jewish Press (2024)

The Ten Commandments – More Relevant Than Ever

In Print Sivan Rahav-Meir

A Jewish student from MIT visiting Israel told me, after describing the hypocritical protests on behalf of Hamas that took place on her campus: What our world needs the most now is faith, vision, and a clear moral compass.

Eviction Notice

In Print Rabbi Simcha Feuerman

G-d had grand plans for the world. There would be nothing wasted. Even the wood itself would be a part of the fruit. That’s potentially true, but in reality there will be losses. Not every part of the process will yield fruit.

An Ideal Jewish Army On A Full Stage

In Print Rabbi Reuven Taragin

Baruch Hashem, we are witnessing a revolution in this area. Though no soldier can match the Vilna Gaon’s or P’nei Yehoshua’s piety, we have thousands of IDF soldiers who are both deeply committed to halacha and Jewish values and are genuine talmidei chachamim.

If I Could Be Like…

In Print Rabbi Dani Staum

If we had our way, we might indeed have the yeshiva students write about how iconic heroes have an immensely deep influence on politics, ethics, outlook, and everything in between. But the names of the heroes would be worlds – nay, universes – apart!

What Is The Deeper Purpose Of Shavuot?

In Print Rabbi Shmuel Reichman

Some may refer to the Torah as a history book; others may think of it as a book of law or a source of Jewish wisdom. While these are all true, they only scratch the surface of the Torah’s true nature.

Torah Study Is Not Like Calculus

Parsha Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss

When we think this Shavuot about the revelation at Sinai, let’s remember that the Torah was given surprisingly in the midst of billowing smoke and blackness.

Concern, Not Contempt

In Print Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Schiffman

Even someone who openly performs wicked deeds should not be disparaged in totality.

How Should One Balance Learning On The First Night Of Shavuot With Not Being...

In Print Jewish Press Staff

If staying up all night will cause one great discomfort or ruin one's Yom Tov and cause one not to be able to learn properly during Shavuot and its aftermath, then there are halachic grounds to be lenient and to go to sleep Shavous night.

Nullify, Nullify!

Parsha Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser

I asked My people to bless Me when they are sated, and they responded by blessing Me even if they only eat a portion the size of an olive (or an egg). They do so because they recognize that everything comes from their Father in Heaven, and they seek to give Me great pleasure in all that they do.

Parshas Naso

In Print Rabbi Yaakov Klass


Embracing Tradition

In Print Rosally Saltsman

In this day and age, when there is so much intermarriage and assimilation, even in Israel, should we not be thankful that this young man married a Jewish girl. Their children will be Jewish, even if their chuppah wasn’t so much. There’s still hope for their future generations.

Why Weren’t the Non-Jews Under the Mountain?

Holidays Rabbi Francis Nataf

Judging from the sources in the Talmud, there is more than a tinge of ambivalence about the non-Jews being left out of Matan Torah....

Mazel u’Bracha

In Print Rabbi Meir Orlian

Usually, a kinyan must be made for a transaction to be binding, whereas retracting from a verbal agreement carries only the stigma of mechusar amana – lacking trustworthiness, replied Rabbi Dayan. Nonetheless, stating ‘mazel u’bracha’ is considered a binding obligation in diamond commerce, according to many poskim.

Daf Yomi

In Print Rabbi Yaakov Klass

Must Investments Be Invested?‘The Parts of The Iska Are Interdependent’(Bava Metzia 105a)

Teach Your Children Well: What Would You Fight For?

In Print Slovie Jungreis Wolff

I felt that this would be a most memorable night that could not easily be duplicated. After all, how often in life do we get to hear the words of a survivor who transformed their life and discovered Hashem in the process of healing?

In Print Rabbi Yaakov Klass

Question: My friends are getting married on Rosh Chodesh Sivan. I tried to convince them to do otherwise, as many people have a minhag (custom) not to attend weddings until three days before Shavuot. They told me they spoke to rabbis who allowed it. Is this right? May I attend?Name withheld by request

Heroic Moments

In Print Sivan Rahav-Meir

May you and all the wounded have a speedy and complete recovery, Michael. We can only imagine how many wonderful heroic acts like this are taking place each day in rehabilitation clinics throughout Israel.

Chabad’s Impact: Putting The Facts Straight

In Print Rabbi Shmuel M. Butman

The question of why there were no questions about Chabad involvement in the UJA-Federation survey is even more perplexing when you consider Chabad’s growth.

A Home For G-d

Parsha Jewish Press Staff

The real theme of this book is how to live so that G-d will plant His presence among us, so that G-d will be with us and among us.

Torah Shorts: Parshat Bamidbar: Tribal Wisdom, Humility, Courage, and Wealth

Parsha Rabbi Ben-Tzion Spitz

History is not everything, but it is a starting point. History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day. It is a compass they use to find themselves on the map of human geography. It tells them where they are but, more importantly, what they must be. -John Henrik Clarke

Liminal Space

In Print Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks z"l

The wilderness was not just a place; it was a state of being, a moment of solidarity, midway between enslavement in Egypt and the social inequalities that would later emerge in Israel.

True Freedom

In Print Rabbi Reuven Taragin

Many associate the freedom Rebbe Yehoshua mentions with the exemption Torah scholars enjoy from taxes and other communal responsibilities (Avot 3:5 and Bava Batra 8a). We exempt scholars from these responsibilities so they can be free to focus on their studies.

Engraved Upon The Tablets

Parsha Avraham Levitt

The reason a person without Torah can never be truly free is because human beings are slaves to their passions and desires.

Business Opportunity

Parsha Rabbi Dovid Goldwasser

It is the supporters of Torah who provide the artillery to those involved in Torah study to win the war of holiness in this world.

Revitalizing Our Prayers – Part Thirty-Five

Parsha Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss

This is vital information for parents and educators, to know how to direct their children to the right school and the correct teachers.

Daf Yomi And Conditions Applicable To The Gaza War And Proposals To End It

In Print Rabbi Aaron I. Reichel

Let us all hope and pray that no more civilian lives will be lost, Israeli or Arab. But query whether it is realistic to expect this to happen if the leadership of the Israelis, the Arabs, and the Americans all have their way.

To The Top

In Print Rabbi Dani Staum

Living entails aspiration for growth and great effort to get there. But sometimes we strive to accomplish too much in too little time, and thereby set ourselves up for frustration and failure.

Taking Advantage Of Our Ordeals

In Print Rabbi Shmuel Reichman

We must ask ourselves: Is this the best way to handle an ordeal? When we face challenges, how do we act during these moments of pain and discomfort?

Building Positive Momentum – Avot 4:2

In Print Rabbi Dr. Mordechai Schiffman

The reverse is true of sin, continues Rabbi Hirsch. It removes you from the pure and loving presence of your Father in heaven. It will awaken within you the torturing pangs of conscience...

Halachic Gray Areas

In Print Rabbi Simcha Feuerman

It is interesting that the Gemara does not seem to have an issue with the borrower’s somewhat deceitful motives. This would seem to be a violation of geneivas da’as, misleading a person in order to achieve an inappropriate gain.

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