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Cheshvan 5784, October 2023
Two analyses were recently published on the colossal security failure that allowed Hamas to breach Israel’s defense lines and commit...
Cheshvan 5784, October 2023
The Internet is flooded these days with calls for unity. We feel the need for unity intuitively. We know how...
Cheshvan 5784, October 2023
Troubled times have come upon us. At the close of Simchas Torah, when numbers started flying in the air, our...
Cheshvan 5784, October 2023
Simchat Torah morning. Stepping out of the house, worrying about how much candy the kids might consume, I hear an...
Cheshvan 5784, October 2023
The standard Jewish question to moments of hardship is, “Why did this calamity befall us?” It accompanies us always. When...
Cheshvan 5784, November 2023
Our instinctive tendency upon encountering a range of incidents and occurrences is to strengthen existing positions and frame the events...
Cheshvan 5784, November 2023
September 2005, right after the summer of the Gush Katif “disengagement.” As the summer vacation came to an end, we...
Cheshvan 5784, October 2023
My grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, was invited a few years ago on Holocaust Memorial Day to tell her story at...
Kislev 5784 / November 2023
A friend who once worked at a Jerusalem bank branch recounted a random encounter between two bank employees, one a...
Kislev 5784 / November 2023
“If a person sees suffering coming upon him, he should examine his actions, as it says (Eicha 3:40): ‘Let us...

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