In Parshas Beshalach, God frees the Jewish people from Egypt, and they travel towards the Yam Suf, the Sea of Reeds. The Torah [Shemos 13:18] describes the Jews as leaving Egypt “Chamushim.” What does this Hebrew term represent and what deeper ideas are hidden within
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
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?
The Concept and Practice of Brachos In Parshas Vayechi, Yaakov Avinu bestows Brachos upon each of the Shvatim. Brachos trigger heavenly benevolence to descend upon the world, thereby sustaining all of creation. The NLE Morasha shiur on The Concept and Practice of Brachos addresses the following questions:
You see interviews on your local newscast, on documentaries, instructional videos, morning talk shows, reality shows, even on YouTube. Interviews are shot every day and there are countless styles and looks. There are interviews that look beautiful, average, communal leadr there are times that you will be called upon
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 »
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,