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Mishneh Torah In-Depth, Article 5 - Avodat Kochavim
Regarding an individual who seeks to convince other Jews to serve a foreign god, we find two unusual practices. Firstly, in order to convict such an individual in court, no warning is necessary. See Baraita, Sanhedrin 8b; Sanhedrin 67a, see Rashiad loc., ...
Mishneh Torah In-Depth, Article 4 - Talmud Torah
Maimonides, in the third section of the first chapter of Hilchot Talmud Torah (The Laws of Torah Study), seems to imply something out of the ordinary. After describing the biblical obligation a father has to teach his son Torah, See also Shulchan Aruch Ha...
Mishneh Torah In-Depth, Article 3 - Deot
In Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Deot (Laws of Personal Development), Maimonides records various interpersonal laws. Among those mentioned is the obligation to judge others favorably. But is this actually an obligation? If we analyze the way Maimonides describes...
Enjoy four short thoughts and a video adapted from the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe on Parshat Ki Teitzei.
Mishneh Torah In-Depth, Article 2 - Yesodei HaTorah
One of the six mitzvahs that are constantly applicable, at all times and in all places, is to love G‑d. The other five, as enumerated in the introduction to the Sefer Hachinuch are to believe in G‑d, to avow His oneness, to renounce idolatry, to fear Him ...
Enjoy four short thoughts and a video adapted from the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe on Parshat Va'etchanan.
Enjoy four short thoughts and a video adapted from the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe on Parshat Matot-Massei.
Mishneh Torah In-Depth, Article 1 - Introduction to Mishneh Torah
The Talmud in Tractate Sotah, as interpreted by Rashi, makes a startling statement: It was stated, one who read Scripture and studied Mishnah, but did not serve Torah sages, he did not spend time amongst the scholars in order to decipher the reasoning beh...
Enjoy four short thoughts, adapted from the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, on Parshat Pinchas.
Agudath Israel head remembered for his scholarship, personal touch and warm relationship with Chabad
Shortly before Passover, the Jewish world lost one of its most devoted leaders. The Novominsker Rebbe, Rabbi Yaakov Perlow, who dedicated his life to serving the American Jewish community, passed away on April 7 after contracting the coronavirus. He was 8...
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