In Parshas Va’eira, God sends Moshe and Aaron to warn Pharaoh in advance of each of the first seven plagues to free Bnei Yisroel from Mitzraim. Since Pharaoh refused to send out the Jewish people after each of the first five plagues, God then withdrew Pharaoh’s free will and sent the remaining five plagues. One might assume that
In today's commercialized world, branding – how others perceive your organization – is no longer reserved for businesses alone. It is vital that you brand your nonprofit as you would a business. Here are two good reasons why: Branding your nonprofit organization means developing a clear vision, mission statement, and strategy that
Recently, NCSY released a new Bar Mitzvah infographic! You can see the infographic here. It explains the basics of what it means to become a Bar Mitzvah, analyzes the phrase “Bar Mitzvah,” explores why we make a big celebration, and provides an overview of tefillin. Plus, it also offers a deeper look at tefillin. All in all, this is a great infographic
In Parshas Shemos, God chooses Moshe Rabbeinu to become the leader of Klal Yisroel. The importance of leadership in government, business, and every facet of society cannot be overstated. The shelves of our bookstores are stacked with advice on how to become an effective leader. What does Judaism have to say about leadership?
Are your Yom Tovim meaningful events? Do you draw lessons from each of the Moadim? Are you aware of the symbolism behind the customs? Undoubtedly, the Moadim mentioned throughout the Torah were given to Bnei Yisroel as an opportunity to draw closer to Hashem through their
NLE Resources contributor Rabbi Naphtali Hoff delivered a session at the recent Aish Conference on parenting. His talk, entitled, “Parenting From the Inside Out: Five Strategies to Help You Raise Happy, Fulfilled, and Connected Children” can be accessed here. It offers practical ways that parents can connect more deeply with their children and makes a special... Read more »
Maran HaGaon HaRav Mordechai Gifter, zt”l, served as Rosh HaYeshiva of Telshe from 1964 until 2001, and was one of the leading rabbis who brought Torah learning to America. His legacy foundation, Kollel Ateres Mordechai — an outgrowth of Telshe Yeshiva — was founded in 2005 to actualize Rav Mordechai Gifter’s fervent wish and desire that
Many of our readers are familiar with the popular NLE Thinking Gemara Series. As many of our readers know, NCSY has recently launched an Education website for teachers, teen advisors, and Jewish Education professionals. As of late, this site began putting together source sheets to facilitate high-level Gemara learning for teens to learn with mentors (yeshiva guys).
A few weeks ago, as I waited for the Chuppah ceremony to begin at a wedding of a dear family member, I took out my smartphone. The wedding was in an area where I had poor cell phone service, so my "yetzer hara" to check my Facebook, Twitter, or other social media accounts was minimal. Rather, I opened my favorite Torah app,
BeSiyyata DiShmaya, with the start of Sefer Bereshit, I would like to invite you to become one of the initial users of AlHaTorah.org's new online, customizable, Mikraot Gedolot, now available at: http://mg.alhatorah.org. This exciting Mikraot Gedolot