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Chofetz Chaim on Aliyah

Chofetz Chaim on Aliyah Several times during the year, I am invited to speak to groups of yeshiva students from the Diaspora who are studying in Israel. One of the questions that I am frequently asked is, “Is it a Mitzvah to live in Israel in a time of danger?”...

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Rose-Colored Glasses

Rose-Colored Glasses Shabbat’s Torah portion begins with Moshe begging God to let him enter the Land of Israel. “Please let me pass over there and see the good Land on the other side of the Jordan, this good mountain and the Lebanon” (Devarim, 3:23). As a rule, the...

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The Chillul Hashem of Galus

In a recent Jewish Press article I asserted that the very presence of Jews in exile is the ultimate chillul Hashem, which cannot be neutralized by good behavior. I referred to Orthodox Jews who are not bothered by this, and are not actively striving to rectify it, as...

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Assimilated Orthodox Jews

Assimilation is like a virus in many ways. It spreads primarily from close contact with those who are already infected, though casual contact is also dangerous. Carriers may exhibit a variety of symptoms, and may even be asymptomatic. Many get away with only mild...

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Amalek Versus a Torah Society

Make no mistake about it: the rot eating away at Western society from within has nothing to do with rectifying any problems in society. It is a war led by Amalekites, powered by an army of empty people and useful idiots, against God and everything sacred. This war...

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Can it happen in America?

You immediately knew what “it” is, because deep down you know we're not that far away, even if you don't want to admit it. Fifteen years ago I was teaching social studies to fifth-graders. Fifteen years ago was a completely different era. Donald Trump was an eccentric...

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One Day Soon

One Day Soon They’ll Come Home As Tisha B’Av approaches, I confess that my essays often chastise Jews who prefer to live in the Gentile lands of the Diaspora, just like the Spies in the Wilderness who refused to accept the oft-repeated commandment to make Aliyah. I am...

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The True Torah

THE TRUE TORAH What can you do? Some people simply love to disagree. It doesn’t matter what I write, they’ll insist the opposite. If I say the sky is blue, they’ll reply that it isn’t really blue – it’s a spectrum of colors that looks blue due to atmospheric...

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Don’t Listen to Me – Listen to Moshe

Don’t Listen to Me – Listen to Moshe Get ready to hear the Torah explained by the greatest Torah teacher of them all – Moshe Rabeinu, as we begin his review of the Torah in the Book of Devarim. In this week’s parsha, Moshe goes over the teachings of the Torah as the...

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The Real Torah

The Real Torah As we approach Tisha B’Av, it is indeed a fitting time to take a new/old look at the Torah and at its eternal truths, which are as true for our time as they were in the times of Moshe Rabeinu. That’s one of the basic principles of the Torah - it doesn’t...

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America the Imploding

Last week, the esteemed Rabbi Beryl Wein wrote a blog post entitled "IMPLOSION" (America's spiralling downfall)Rabbi Wein , world renown and well respected Rabbi, Lawyer, Historian and  Author has been increasingly concerned about the recent turn of events in the...

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ALIYAH – Is There a Wrong Reason?

With the Nefesh B'Nefesh organization receiving an influx of aliyah applications from Diaspora Jews, it is fair to say that these Jews are seeing the writing on the wall - that the future of the Jewish people lies in Israel.Whether influenced by the economic...

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“Days of Mashiach”

DAYS OF MASHIACH A Short Story by Tzvi Fishman Even before the jumbo jet came to a stop on the runway, Dr. Elliot Miller unfastened his seat belt and jumped up from his seat. “Where are you going?” his wife, Sandra, asked. “I want to be the first one off the plane,”...

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