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Stephanie’s paper analyses the modern day Torah applications of maaser and blessing from fulfilling the mitzvah of charity. We learn from Malachi 3:10 that when a person gives ten

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? – aish.com

Bernard Hochstein had one sure-fire method: give away your hard-earned money to charity. Bernard Hochstein, a man fondly described as “larger than life,” lived by his lofty principles and inspired others to do the same. At the age of 96, he returned his soul to its Maker, and his rich legacy is an …

Parsha Potpourri Parshat Kedoshim: Roots of Revenge

Roots of Revenge. In explaining the roots of the prohibition against taking revenge Leviticus (19:18), the Sefer HaChinuch (241) writes that a person is obligated to believe and recognize that everything which happens to him was ordered by God.

INSIGHTS TO THE DAF – ROSH HASHANAH 4

ROSH HASHANAH 4. Ask the Kollel. 1) GIVING TZEDAKAH IN ORDER TO RECEIVE REWARD. QUESTION: The Gemara says that a person who donates money and says, “I hereby give this money to Tzedakah in order that my child be healed” or “in order that I merit a share in Olam ha’Ba,” is considered a complete Tzadik and has fulfilled the Mitzvah of giving …

Holy Sparks #3: Soul Food – aish.com

The formation of the spiritual vessels out of the Holy sparks is a process which is called the work in Three lines,as is said in the comment to the first article,these sparks are devided between two systems of Good and evil,the sparks of Good may be used for spiritual vessels to recieve the Light of Creator,the sparks of the Evil system trap a person and prevent him from spiritual as well as a …

Henny Machlis: A Truly Great Jewish Woman – aish.com

Sara Yoheved Rigler is a popular international lecturer on subjects of Jewish spirituality. She has given lectures and workshops in Israel, England, France, South Africa, Mexico, Canada, Chile, Panama, and over 35 American cities.

How to Give Tzedakah (Charity) and Maaser (Tithe)

This video reveals how giving charity is the ultimate way to change both ourselves and the world around us. Through interviews with successful business-people, an in-depth look at ancient sources, and practical discussions of the laws, Rabbi Dan Roth inspires us to reach higher and give more.

POINT BY POINT OUTLINES OF THE YERUSHALMI – ZEVACHIM 86

(a) (Ulla bar Yishmael citing R. Yochanan): A person can exempt his Tevel with one Seah of Tevel. How is this? He brings a Seah of Tevel and makes it the Maaser Sheni. He then redeems it and then makes it into Terumas Maaser for its (or other) Maaser Rishon.

Synagogue Dues: Pay to Pray?: Ask the Rabbi Response

I can’t tell you how frustrated I am. I can go to any synagogue in my area on any given Shabbat to pray, but when it comes to the High Holidays, I need tickets. Some congregations are not even selling tickets. You have to buy a yearly membership. It seems to me spiritually wrong to require payment …

The Jewish Website – aish.com

Yahrtzeit of Rabbi Chaim Yosef David Azulai (1724-1807), a great Sephardic sage known by the acronym “Chida.” He was born in Jerusalem, and for many years served as a roving emissary for Jews in Israel, traveling to hundreds of Jewish communities throughout Europe and North Africa to raise money.

Mitzvah to Live in Israel: Ask the Rabbi Response

I’m trying to get clarity on whether it is considered a mitzvah to live in Israel. Should a believing Jew live in Israel, or are other countries equally compatible with a Jewish life? The Land of Israel is central to Judaism. It is an intrinsic part of the covenant that God promised to Abraham and …

The Meaning of Tu B’av – aish.com

Yisrael Meir Lau is the Chairman of Yad Vashem and Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv. He previously served as the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel. His father, Rabbi Moshe Chaim Lau, was the last Chief Rabbi of the Polish town of Piotrkow.

ABCs of Kosher – aish.com

Rabbi Shraga Simmons is the co-founder of Aish.com, and co-author of “48 Ways to Wisdom” (ArtScroll). He is Founder and Director of Aish.com’s advanced learning site. He is co-founder of HonestReporting.com, and author of “David & Goliath”, the definitive account of anti-Israel media bias.Originally from Buffalo, New York, he holds a degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin …

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Matanos La’evyonim by Rabbi Yirmiyohu Kaganoff This article was originally published in Yated Neeman Megillas Esther teaches that one of the mitzvos established by Mordechai and Esther was “matanos la’evyonim,” giving gifts to the poor.

The Temple: Do We Feel The Loss? – aish.com

Rabbi Shraga Simmons is the co-founder of Aish.com, and co-author of “48 Ways to Wisdom” (ArtScroll). He is Founder and Director of Aish.com’s advanced learning site. He is co-founder of HonestReporting.com, and author of “David & Goliath”, the definitive account of anti-Israel media bias.Originally from Buffalo, New York, he holds a degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin …

Dear Emuna: Married Lonely Hearts Club – aish.com

Please check out Emuna’s new book A Diamond for Your Daughter – A Parent’s Guide to Navigating Shidduchim Effectively, available through Judaica Press. Emuna Braverman has a law degree from the University of Toronto and a Masters in in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University.