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Naftali Silberberg

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Rabbi Silberberg resides in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, Chaya Mushka, and their three children.
a. The verse states (Psalms 81:4), “Blow the shofar at the moon's renewal, at the time appointed (bakeseh) for our festive day.” The word bakeseh also means “hidden.” From this our sages infer that the time of the holiday of Rosh Hashanah is meant to be s...
According to chassidic teachings, Yom Kippur falling on Shabbat doesn’t “deprive” us of the pleasures which Shabbat normally affords us. Rather the extremely holy nature of Yom Kippur accomplishes the same objective . . .
While not all souls have an equal share in Gan Eden; in rare instances, certain souls do not earn any share at all. The "World to Come," however, is different. Every Jewish soul that ever lived will be resurrected.
Maimonides contends that the ultimate reward for our good deeds will be in the spiritual Gan Eden ("Paradise"), to be experienced by souls alone. Nachmanides strongly disagrees...
The Midrash is replete with statements regarding fantastic miracles that will be commonplace during the Messianic Era. Are we to take these statements literally?
Question: What is the Jewish take on feminine beauty? Is it something to be ignored and neglected? Hidden behind a burka? Response: Not at all. The fact that the Scripture chooses to highlight the beauty of many biblical women – such as Sarah, Rebecca, Ra...
Question: When the third Holy Temple is built—may it be soon—how, and by what criteria, will the new high priest be chosen? Answer: Before we discuss the appointment of the high priest with the coming of Moshiach, let’s first discuss the nature of this ex...
Is it inconceivable that the Sages would deprive all of Israel of the benefits afforded by one of the greatest mitzvot we have—simply on account of a few ignorant souls who might otherwise err?
After filling the storehouses with the summer harvest, a person might feel confident about his financial situation, and forget the Creator who supplied him with all this material wealth.
Question: What's the deal with wearing the shoes of a deceased person? I have heard that Jewish people do not wear them. Why? Answer: The Sefer Chassidim A halachic work, written in the 12th century by one of the great Baalei Tosafos (Talmudic commentator...
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