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Pinchas

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Lesson 9. As the World Turns: Modern Jewish Law

The second half of the last millennium (1500-today) saw still newer developments in Halakah as well as in other fields of literacy. How do these major literary trends (such as Hassidism) define Judaism today and into the future?
Foundations of the Jewish Home

We spend more than a third of our lives sleeping and eating and doing other mundane things. How can we elevate all aspects of our lives? And why are the mitzvot of tzedaka (charity) and affixing a mezuzah comparable to keeping ALL other mitzvot of the Torah?
Practical Halachah: The Three Weeks

Learn the laws and customs for the mourning period of the “Three Weeks,” which begin with the fast of 17 Tammuz, and culminates with the fast of Tisha B’Av.
Parshah
Leadership in Times of Darkness

If Pinchas was rewarded with the gift of his children inheriting his priesthood, why did Moses not merit the same reward? After all, Moses turned G‑d’s wrath away from the children of Israel numerous times!
The Greatest Servant

Leadership is one of those qualities that, as soon as a person begins describing his or her own mastery of it, you can’t help but feel that, in fact, they don’t have it . . .
Pinchas In Depth
A condensation of the weekly Torah portion alongside select commentaries culled from the Midrash, Talmud, Chassidic masters, and the broad corpus of Jewish scholarship.
Story
The Baal Shem Tov and the Old Man

Dressed in rags, with a pair of buckets of water resting on his rounded shoulders, the man looked up in surprise at the august group coming his way.
Your Questions
No One Listens to Me!

I consider myself to be a very attentive listener, but as soon as it is my turn to talk, people start reading, checking their phones or talking about something completely unconnected to what I'm trying to say.
Should I Marry an Alcoholic?

To be honest, I would have never known he was an addict had he not told me so.
On the Calendar
17th of Tammuz: History, Laws and Customs
The fast of the 17th of Tammuz commemorates five tragic events that occurred on that date. The first dates back to the times of Moses . . .
Tisha B’Av and the 3 Weeks
The “Three Weeks” and Tisha B’Av are designated as a time of mourning over the destruction of the Holy Temple and the galut (exile).
Who Will Build the Third Bais Hamikdash, Man or G-d?

Women
Three Generations Share the Mitzvah of Mikvah

As the week before my wedding approached and three generations of women prepared to use the mikvah, I called a local mikvah to reserve three separate rooms. "Yes, three," I repeated into the phone.
A person must never discriminate among his children. See what happened on account of the coat of many colors which our father Jacob made for Joseph...
— Midrash Rabbah
Print Magazine

One who is full of himself fills all the space around him. There is no room left for anyone else. Therefore, he despises another person by virtue of the space that other person consumes. He may give reasons for his disdain, but the reasons are secondary.

This is called wanton hatred. It is the reason given for our...