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Did God tell the Joseph the economic plan? Or did Joseph come up with it on the spot on his own?
A speech delivered in 1994 going into the history of Chanukah in detail
How did they physically manipulate those פְּשׁוּטֵי כְּלֵי עֵץ?
As a history, עַל הַנִּסִּים follows The First Book of Maccabees. Who exactly are the טְמֵאִים?
"No, I will not shut up! Whom should I listen to? You, or Hashem?!"
Did Joseph lose his faith & then recover it, or did he have bitachon all the way through?
Rabbi Katz responds to a thoughtful question from a listener.
Why do we say a gentile is punished for keeping Shabbos, but not for keeping the other mitzvos?
What does it mean that Edom will go down through the treachery of its allies?
וַיִשְׁכֵּהוּ? וַיִּשָּׁקֵהו? Which was it
A tzadik who dreamed of building a combination of "Harvard & Volozhin," but ran into economic & educational realities
When does the money you give in charity not help your heavenly "bank-account"?
Why VaYivrach and not Vayeitzei?
How can a ladder extend into the metaphysical?
If he was one of the four greatest Rishonim, why is he not better-known?
Why is this recited as Shabbos ends? Does Shamayim mean the sky? Come on!
Yes, Yaakov won, but have his descendants acted in a manner fitting the bechorah?
A parshah with many alternative versions of the story in Chazal and the Meforshim
A Jewish State in Israel is the only way to prevent intermarriage among the non-frum
Do you regret "giving-in" (Bathsheba)? Or stubborn callousness (Census)?
Contrast the Eliezer-story (absence of intrigue) with the David-story (redolent of intrigue)
Both Eliezer and Rebecca dislike long engagements
He embarked on a lifelong, grand quest to do the whole Chumash, but tragically unsuccessful because of his brilliant pizur kochos.
Shabbos in Wesley Hills (קְהִלַּת בֵּית אֲבִיגְדוֹר). Saturday night at 25 Barrie Drive 9:00 PM
The different reactions of Sarah and the Shunamite woman to the news they will have a baby
Should a servant of Hashem my welcome נִסְיוֹנוֹת as an opportunity to show loyalty?
Does Abraham allude to a crisis of faith earlier in life in Genesis 20:13?
Was it un-frum to move to Israel and work for a living in the 19th century?
Lectures will be in person at Shomrei Emunah on Saturday nights at 8:45 PM. Starting tomorrow night. YouTube option available
What does V'Chiseih Dovid Avdichah L'Sochah Tachin actually mean?
How exactly did the outnumbered Abraham defeat the forces of כְּדָרְלָעֹמֶר?
Why is Lot zocheh to be the ancestor of the Mashiach?
The Rebbe with the largest following, who lived the lifestyle of a Reish Galusah
Upcoming Scholar in Residence Appearances this Winter, History of the State of Israel Winter Lecture Series and Tech-Issues
Are the "dispersed Jews" physically exiled or psychologically alienated?
The many ways Noah's oracle about Shem and Yafes can be translated and interpreted
The Ran seeks a logical explanation, not a midrashic approach. His remarkable reconstruction of ancient history.
The best Allied general of WWI, who had a love-hate relationship with Yiddishkeit.
Did G-d create a perfect world? Why are things so imperfect?
Man's curiousity, though G-d-like, is dangerous, but unstoppable
What does the rise of this holiday " from the bottom up" indicate about the character of the Jewish people?
Was Moshe told to march around the altar long before the walls of Jericho crumbled?
Amalgamation (loss of individual identity) or cooperation? Which unity is better?
The עֲרָבָה represents those Jews who will join Gog and Magog against their own people
A famous tale of yeshiva politics, ambition, faction, but also nobility
Different types of Sukkah reflect different diaspora experiences
Does it makes sense to try to make sense out of Yom Kippur?
The poem is pessimistic because it fears the Jews' narcissism
Refugee from Spain (1391). A founder of Torah greatness in Algeria. רַבִּי שִׁמְעוֹן בֶּן צֶמַח דּוּרָאן