We never imagined that such a thing like this could ever happen. First and foremost, I hope you are taking the necessary precautions. V’nishmartem me’od l’nafshtechem (Devarim 4:15). We must all follow the rules of the authorities. Take care of yourselves and those who need
In light of the most challenging situation we are facing, I decided to offer a free, two-part webinar series this week on Mindset. The first webinar took place on Tuesday, March 17 and was recorded for on-demand playback. You can access the recording here. The second recording is scheduled for Thursday, March 19 at 11 AM EST. Click here to... Read more »
Schools across North America are temporarily closing (or preparing to close), due to the Coronavirus pandemic that is seemingly affecting cities by the second. We are all scrambling to find creative and relevant ways to keep students on-track and engaged as they learn from home.
In light of current events, Rabbi Asher Weiss, shlit”a presented a shiur on “Coronavirus in Halacha.” How are we supposed to act and react when there is a danger of infectious diseases and of a pandemic? What does the halacha say? How have Gedolei Yisroel ruled throughout the ages in such situations? What is our... Read more »
Today, the average person is wealthier by far than at any other time in human history. Inventions have made life easier and more convenient than ever before.
Would you rather read about the effects of clean water or watch a video that shows you its impact on the lives of real people? I know which one I’d pick. Video shows you what’s going on in real time and in vivid detail. It uses images and sound to paint a picture and catapults words into reality.
For some, starting conversations with people you don't know is easy. For most of us, it's not. When you are in a situation where you need to be starting a conversation, at a dinner, a function or an event, what do you say? And how do you get people interested in you and what you do?
“M'she-nichnas Adar, Marbim B'simcha!” "When the month of Adar arrives, we increase our happiness!" I have always been fascinated by this statement which only appears once in the entire Talmud. Here is the actual quote (Ta’anis 29a): “Rav Yehuda, son of
Rav Aryeh Levin zt”l is famous for the following incident: When his wife had pain in her foot, Rav Aryeh brought his wife to the doctor and he said, “Doctor, my wife’s foot is hurting us.” It is interesting to
This chapter will uncover what is unique about Purim through a Piyut, a liturgical prayer-poem called Shoshanat Yaakov, that traditional Jews recite immediately upon the completion of the reading of the Book of Esther (called the Megillah) on the night of Purim