The Age of Discontent

By Rabbi Moshe Taragin The past eight months have felt absurdly Kafkaesque. Our bizarre and disorienting reality defies any logical explanation. We feel utterly powerless...

Beyond the Headlines – A weekly glimpse into the Israel you won’t read about...

By Sivan Rahav Meir As we approach the festival of Shavuot, here is a powerful idea that is more consequential than any political debate: A Jewish...

Ask the Rabbi – with Rabbi Y Schochet

Is Silence Golden? Dear Rabbi Growing up my mother used to criticise me for talking too much and used to tell me I should learn when...

AYIN HARA – THE EVIL EYE

DAF TOPICS by Yakov Schonberg from OHR HAMERCAZ On Daf 107a Rav is quoted as saying that it is forbidden for a person to stand...

An “Extra” Ten Commandments For Shavuot 2024

By Rabbi Moshe Taragin For over two thousand years, humanity lived in darkness and confusion. The human imagination could not imagine a One G-d responsible...

OHR HAMERCAZ – 172 – “OWNER WITH HIM” EXEMPTIONS – Bava Metzia 95a-97a

DAF TOPICS by Yakov Schonberg, from OHR HAMERCAZ, the Mercaz Daf Yomi weekly newsletter. “OWNER WITH HIM” EXEMPTIONS The Torah provides sweeping exemptions for a borrower,...

ANIMAL RIGHTS AND WRONGS

The sugya on Daf 32b debates whether צער בעלי חיים is a Torah law or not, but gives no indication where it is mentioned...

Ask The Rabbi

Pesach Cleaning or OCD   Dear Rabbi It’s that time of year again! I always find post Purim a really anxious time as I get stuck in...

Hidden Treasure: Bava Metzia 25b

My neighbour’s father was niftar some thirty years ago and the inheriting family sold his house, their birth home in Stamford Hill, London, to...

Beyond the headlines

Last week, the somber news emerged that Major Daniel Perez, previously reported as a hostage, was tragically no longer among the living. Our hearts...

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