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Engaging in Kindness

In secular society, chesed (kindness) is considered a positive attribute but it is not something regulated or legislated. In Jewish tradition kindness is a significant value. In fact, the Chafetz Chaim wrote an entire book called Ahavat Chesed, in which he codified the numerous laws pertaining to this middah. The Gemara in Suka mentions that [...]

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Lashon Hara In The Workplace #2

There’s no difference whether you speak lashon hara (slanderous talk) on your own or whether someone pressures you to do so. Even if it’s someone you respect, like a parent or Rebbe, you may not speak what is forbidden. The Chofetz Chaim brings proof from the story of Doeg and King Shaul. The Torah considers [...]

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Ahavat Chesed: Why Can’t I Just Be A Good Person

Ahavat Chesed: Why Can’t I Just Be A Good Person

The Chafetz Chaim wrote Ahavat Chesed when he was close to fifty years old and already well regarded in the Torah world. Normally authors much younger and relatively unknown will gather approbations for their work.  Yet the Chafetz Chaim solicited haskamot for Ahavat Chesed, including one by the noted Torah scholar, the Netziv, which will [...]

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History Timeline of Jewish People in America

History Timeline of Jewish People in America

1630 Holland captures Pernambuco, Brazil from the Portuguese and invites Jewish settlement. A significant Jewish community develops in Recife.  (Recife is the 4th largest metropolitan area in Brazil with 4,136,506 inhabitants. 1649 Solomon Franco was a merchant, who was granted a weekly stipend by the Puritan authorities on the condition that he leave on the [...]

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The Farbrengen: Planning for a Joyous Chassidic Gathering

Wondering how to host a Farbrengen? A farbrengen (joyous gathering) is a Chassidic gathering that involves discussions of Torah concepts, lively music and a lovely meal. Here’s how to plan for a special Farbrengen. Plan the venue. Choose a bigger venue to make sure that you have enough space for unexpected visitors. Look for a [...]

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Chofetz Chaim -Laws of Proper Speech- Avak Lashon Hara

Chofetz Chaim -Laws of Proper Speech- Avak Lashon Hara

Avak lashon hara is not actual lashon hara but involves anything that is associated with lashon hara and that can lead to it. While lashon hara is a Torah prohibition, avak lashon hara is a Rabbinic prohibition. The first category of avak lashon hara would be insinuating something negative.  “Who would’ve thought Shimon would turn [...]

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Catching Sacred Letters

A Journey to the Yeshivos of Yesteryear with Rabbi Paysach Krohnby Rabbi Paysach Krohn America’s favorite Maggid, Rabbi Paysach Krohn, author of the best-selling Maggid series leads you on a tour of the legendary pre-Holocaust yeshivos. Disk 1: Vilna, Ponevezh, Telshe, KelmDisk 2: Kovno, Slabodka, Radin, VolozhinDisk 3: Minsk, Mir, BaranovichThe Chofetz Chaim, Reb Chaim [...]

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Artscroll Stone Chumash CDRom

Best Selling Torah CDRom, Windows & MacPart of the ‘The Artscroll Chumash Stone Edition’ series. Entire Chumash with hypertext commentaries, all complete on one CD-ROM. Includes selected insights by over 200 commentators such as: Chazon Ish, Chasam Sofer, Chiddushei Ha Rim, Chofetz Chaim, Dubno Maggid, R Moshe Feinstein, Haemek Davar, R Samson Raphael Hirsch, Imrei [...]

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Putting Out the Fire

Your Unique Role in Bringing Jews Closer to Torahby Aharon Ungar Decades ago, the Chafetz Chaim gave us a mission: to bring our brothers and sisters back to Torah. Today, with the fires of assimilation and intermarriage burning out of control, every Jew must heed his call. We must all put out the fire. This [...]

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Etz Hayim

Torah & CommentaryEdited by Rabbi David Lieber A landmark Torah commentary for the contemporary Jewish community. Etz Hayim is a publication of the Conservative Movement, produced through a joint venture with The Rabbinical Assembly, the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, and The Jewish Publication Society. This new humash features the renowned 1985 JPS English translation, [...]

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Etz Hayim Travel Size

Torah & CommentaryEdited by Chaim Potok and Harold Kushner A landmark Torah commentary for the contemporary Jewish community, now in a handy travel size. Etz Hayim is a publication of the Conservative Movement, produced through a joint venture with The Rabbinical Assembly, the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, and The Jewish Publication Society. This new [...]

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Gutnick Edition Chumash - Bereshis-Genesis - Leather

Commentary by the Lubavitcher RebbeEdited by Rabbi Chaim MillerPart of the ‘Gutnick Edition Chumash’ series. You’ve always wanted a Chumash with English commentary from the Rebbe; now it’s here. Beautifully typeset, incorporating a host of features on every page. Modern English translation of the Torah faithful to Rashi with classic commentary drawn from Rabbinic commentators, [...]

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Gutnick Edition Chumash - Shemos-Exodus - Leather

Commentary by the Lubavitcher RebbeEdited by Rabbi Chaim MillerPart of the ‘Gutnick Edition Chumash’ series. You’ve always wanted a Chumash with English commentary from the Rebbe; now it’s here. Beautifully typeset, incorporating a host of features on every page. Modern English translation of the Torah faithful to Rashi with classic commentary drawn from Rabbinic commentators, [...]

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The Parashah Anthology - Sefer Talelei Oros

ShemosEdited by Rabbi Yissachar Dov RubinTranslated by: Rabbi Yaakov Yosef ReinmanPart of the ‘The Parashah Anthology - Sefer Talelei Oros’ series. A modern classic, this volume occupies a place of honor on thousands of Shabbos tables and has become the indispensable companion of rabbis and speakers. Now this masterwork has been adapted into English making [...]

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Gutnick Edition Chumash - Vayikra-Leviticus - Leather

Commentary by the Lubavitcher RebbeEdited by Rabbi Chaim MillerPart of the ‘Gutnick Edition Chumash’ series. You’ve always wanted a Chumash with English commentary from the Rebbe; now it’s here. Beautifully typeset, incorporating a host of features on every page. Modern English translation of the Torah faithful to Rashi with classic commentary drawn from Rabbinic commentators, [...]

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Gutnick Edition Chumash - Bamidbar-Numbers - Leather

Commentary by the Lubavitcher RebbeEdited by Rabbi Chaim MillerPart of the ‘Gutnick Edition Chumash’ series. You’ve always wanted a Chumash with English commentary from the Rebbe; now it’s here. Beautifully typeset, incorporating a host of features on every page. Modern English translation of the Torah faithful to Rashi with classic commentary drawn from Rabbinic commentators, [...]

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The Parashah Anthology - Sefer Talelei Oros

DevarimEdited by Rabbi Yissachar Dov RubinTranslated by: Rabbi Yaakov Yosef ReinmanPart of the ‘The Parashah Anthology - Sefer Talelei Oros’ series. A modern classic, this volume occupies a place of honor on thousands of Shabbos tables and has become the indispensable companion of rabbis and speakers. Now this masterwork has been adapted into English making [...]

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Artscroll Stone Chumash plus English Rashi CDRom

Best Selling Torah CDRomPart of the ‘The Artscroll Chumash Stone Edition’ series. Entire Chumash with hypertext commentaries, all complete on one CD-ROM. Includes selected insights by over 200 commentators such as: Chazon Ish, Chasam Sofer, Chiddushei Ha Rim, Chofetz Chaim, Dubno Maggid, R Moshe Feinstein, Haemek Davar, R Samson Raphael Hirsch, Imrei Emes R Shlomo [...]

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Talelei Oros - Eichah

A collection of insights and commentaries and the complete Megillas Eichah.Edited by Rabbi Yissachar Dov RubinPart of the ‘Talelei Oros’ series. Megillas Eichah of the masterful Hebrew Sefer Talelei Oros anthology has been adapted into English as a part of The Megillah Anthology series, making it even more accessible to the general public. A veritable [...]

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How do I Inspire My Child?

Expert Advice on Raising Inspired Childrenby Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski and Rabbi Dov Brezak and Rabbi Zecharia Greenwald As we pass our precious Mesorah onto our children, how do we ensure that they will treasure it? See its incomparable beauty? Develop the love of mitzvos and the joy of living as a Jew? You can [...]

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Chofetz Chaim on the Aggada of the Talmud

An Anthology Vol. 2by Chofetz Chaim With profound wisdom and keen and constant awareness of the sanctity of the Torah,the Chofetz Chaim interprets the words of our Sages.(343 Pages) Publisher: Feldheim

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Meoros Hadaf Hayomi

A discussion of contemporary topics from Maseches Berachos Produced by the Beis Midrash for Maggidei Shiur of Daf Yomi at the Beis Midrash of Chassidei Sochatchov, Bnei Brak, Headed by Harav Chaim David Kovalski shlita. Meoros Hadaf Hayomi Institute’s weekly Torah leaflets, in Hebrew and English, have become one of the most avidly followed Torah [...]

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Talelei Oros - Eichah

A collection of insights and commentaries and the complete Megillas Eichah.Edited by Rabbi Yissachar Dov RubinPart of the ‘Talelei Oros’ series. Megillas Eichah of the masterful Hebrew Sefer Talelei Oros anthology has been adapted into English as a part of The Megillah Anthology series, making it even more accessible to the general public. A veritable [...]

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The Concise Book of Mitzvoth

The Commandments Which Can Be Observed Todayby Chofetz ChaimTranslated by: Charles Wengrov Vowelized Hebrew text with English translation on facing pages. The Jewish People are enjoined to observe the 613 divine commandments inscribed in the Torah. Included in this volume are only those of the mitzvot which are applicable today. Also includes a special section [...]

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The Parashah Anthology - Sefer Talelei Oros

Bereishis - GenesisEdited by Rabbi Yissachar Dov RubinTranslated by: Rabbi Yaakov Yosef ReinmanPart of the ‘The Parashah Anthology - Sefer Talelei Oros’ series. A modern classic, this volume occupies a place of honor on thousands of Shabbos tables and has become the indispensable companion of rabbis and speakers. Now this masterwork has been adapted into [...]

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A Touch of Warmth

by Rabbi Yechiel Spero Sometimes the world may seem so cruel and cold. And then we read a story. A boy in a wheelchair takes step after painful step, teaching an entire neighborhood a lesson in determination. A poor immigrant remembers a promise he made to the Chofetz Chaim and saves both his body and [...]

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Wisdom From All My Teachers

Challenges and Initiatives in Contemporary Torah EducationEdited by Jeffrey Saks and Susan Handelman Wisdom from All My Teachers offers insightful reflections of leading Jewish educators from Israel and the Diaspora on the pressing issues facing the field of Jewish education today.The body of thinking represented in this book has the potential to both enlighten and [...]

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Wisdom From All My Teachers

Challenges and Initiatives in Contemporary Torah EducationEdited by Jeffrey Saks and Susan Handelman Wisdom from All My Teachers offers insightful reflections of leading Jewish educators from Israel and the Diaspora on the pressing issues facing the field of Jewish education today.The body of thinking represented in this book has the potential to both enlighten and [...]

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Artscroll Stone Chumash CDRom

Best Selling Torah CDRom, Windows & MacPart of the ‘The Artscroll Chumash Stone Edition’ series. Entire Chumash with hypertext commentaries, all complete on one CD-ROM. Includes selected insights by over 200 commentators such as: Chazon Ish, Chasam Sofer, Chiddushei Ha Rim, Chofetz Chaim, Dubno Maggid, R Moshe Feinstein, Haemek Davar, R Samson Raphael Hirsch, Imrei [...]

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Artscroll Stone Chumash plus English Rashi CDRom

Best Selling Torah CDRomPart of the ‘The Artscroll Chumash Stone Edition’ series. Entire Chumash with hypertext commentaries, all complete on one CD-ROM. Includes selected insights by over 200 commentators such as: Chazon Ish, Chasam Sofer, Chiddushei Ha Rim, Chofetz Chaim, Dubno Maggid, R Moshe Feinstein, Haemek Davar, R Samson Raphael Hirsch, Imrei Emes R Shlomo [...]

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