This essay is reprinted from the book, “The Encyclopedia of Jewish Values” published by Urim, or the upcoming books, “The Encyclopedia of Jewish Values: Man to Man” or “The Encyclopedia of Jewish Values: Man to G-d” to be published in the future. This essay is not intended as a source of practical halachic (legal) rulings. For... Read more »
During most of Jewish history, public Shabbos desecration was rare and was usually a one-time occurrence, when a merchant accepted goods that came on Shabbos. The Jewish community dealt with such transgressions severely. In those days, a mumar was usually a Jew who had converted to Christianity. Thus, the Rishonim frequently discuss issues such as... Read more »
If there ever was an opportune time in the Jewish calendar to work on positive speech – the Three Weeks is the time! What is positive speech? How can I transform myself to speak more positively? To answer this, we first need to understand the tremendous power of speech. That’s why Torah Live has brought... Read more »
The Rambam defines a broad range of different transgressors and/ or nonbelievers, such as minim, apikorsim, kofrim, and apostates. These are not all distinct and separate categories, and it is not always clear which kind of sinner belongs to which category.
The following submission to the Chinuch Chaburah illustrates how using the Tefilah B’Tzibur Mitzvah Chart from Harav Mayer Zelig Mann Zt”l can transform a person’s davening
For many of us, there’s an almost inbuilt inertia to fundraising. It’s not something that we feel motivated to do. We may need to do it. And we do it. But mostly when our present needs necessitate.
It's summer. Your donors are away. Not much is going on. What should you do in your fundraising? Even when your donors are away on vacation you can and should keep your big donor relationships
There are two unethical ways that people often make themselves feel superior to others. They get others to look up to them, even though they do not deserve the attention or praise. Or, these people say or do something to make others
This is one of the projects that I am most proud of. We took a group of 6th graders and we let them design their own Kiddush cup. Each student was responsible for his cup from the beginning to completion. From modeling their own Kiddush cup based on their own taste
OlamiResources.com is honored to present free to the Olami Community and beyond, Rabbi Avraham Edelstein’s new landmark sefer, The Laws of Outreach. We are featuring the sefer to the readership of OlamiResources.com in downloadable installments over the next few months. We are greatly appreciative that Rabbi Edelstein has kindly offered to share this important publication, including extensive... Read more »