excitement

We have to train ourselves to acquire these traits of Abraham: an excitement for mitzvot that doesn’t wane and a love for doing acts of kindness for all people.

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Our most famous bible commentator is Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchaki, commonly known as "Rashi". He lived in France 1000 years ago and was perhaps the premier Torah scholar of all time. We cannot imagine studying the Bible or the Talmud without the universal, insightful comments and explanations of Rashi.

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apples and honey

What is it about symbolism, particularly the eating of symbolic foods, that has found such a prominent place on the most hallowed of days?

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rosh hashana 3

In the spirit of Rosh Hashana, I want to wish each and every one of you, the United with Israel family, a Shana Tova – a happy and healthy New Year filled with God's blessing. I have some spiritual insights to share with you.

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Torah

If we are to take into consideration the feelings of a donkey, how much more so should we be looking out for the feelings of our fellow human beings.

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charity

Following is Rabbi Ari Enkin’s latest piece in a series on charity according to Torah thought. Rabbi Yochanan says:  Separate a 10th of your earnings so that you will become wealthy! One of the first biblically mandated forms of charitable donations concerns one’s agricultural profits. The Torah teaches us that one who harvests a field... Read more »

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Mourning Destruction of Jerusalem

The Jewish people worldwide are now observing a period known as "The Three Weeks" in which they mourn and bemoan the destruction of Jerusalem.

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