Passover Memories

Passover Memories From The Old Country In the following charming Passover memoir Chana a Holocaust survivor who grew up in a village near the famous city of Munkatch in Czechoslovakia, the fifth…

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Kimcha D’Pischa 2019

What Is Kimcha D'Pischa? Kimcha D'pischa is an Aramaic term that means flour for Passover.  Another term for it is money for wheat, maot chitim and this is how the Jerusalem…

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How To Bribe Hashem

How To Bribe Hashem In This World And I also heard the cries of the sons of Israel" (Sh'mot 6: 5)The Sages explained why the words and also in the…

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The Astrologers Were Wrong

The Astrologers Were Wrong Rabbi Akiva heard from astrologers that his daughter would die on the day of her wedding from a poisonous snake. He was very worried about her…

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The Best Way to Give
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The Best Way to Give

The Best Way to Give Maimonides lists 8 ways of giving to the poor in Mishneh Torah, "Laws Concerning Gifts to the Poor" (7:7) Giving grudgingly Giving less than obligated…

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Rabbi Yossi and his Former Wife

 [Photo credit: zissil.com] Rabbi Yossi and His Former Wife Rabbi Yossi Haglili was a third generation Tanah (scholar of the Mishna) who lived at the beginning of the second-century common era. He…

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