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Parashat Ki -Teze

Why is Interest Prohibited?
In this week’s portion, Ki Tetzeh, the Torah instructs us about the prohibition of interest (Deuteronomy 23, 20):

“You shall not give interest to your brother, interest on money, interest on food or interest on any item for which interest is taken.”

Why is […]

By |September 15th, 2016|Dvar Torah, Home|0 Comments

Concern and Distress

We are accustomed to the practice of the laws of mourning for the Temple’s destruction during the three weeks and the nine days. However, there are many laws and customs that were accepted during the entire year. The Shulchan Aruch (Siman 1, 3) writes: “every G-d-fearing Jew should feel concern […]

By |July 21st, 2016|Dvar Torah, Home|0 Comments

The Canadian Jewish News

ISRAELI ORGANIZATION HELPS YOUNG ETHIOPIANS, SOLDIERS IN POVERTY
By Paul Lungen, Staff Reporter – July 8, 2016

By |July 12th, 2016|Press|0 Comments

Newsletter Tammuz 5776

JobKatif is growing its Vision

“If Hashem blessed me with this idea to help the evacuees…and create a new employment model in Israel (perhaps in the world), why not adapt it to help other needy population groups.”  Rav Yosef Zvi RimonOur success with Gush Katif families enabled us to gain extensive experience […]

By |July 7th, 2016|Newsletter|0 Comments

Making the most of the summer months

How can our children’s summer vacation be made a time of joy – rather than boredom? How should summer activities be organized? How can the summer vacation become meaningful?

First of all, we should remember: summer vacation is a wonderful opportunity for the family. Some parents consider the summer a “long […]

By |June 30th, 2016|Dvar Torah, Home|0 Comments

In Memory of Dr. Irving Moskowitz zt”l

Many Jews throughout history were men and women of chessed – loving kindness. Many supported the rebuilding of Eretz Yisrael. But very few succeeded in leading far-reaching revolutions – revolutions that shaped Jewish history, like Baron Rothschild and Moses Montefiore.

Dr. Irving Moskowitz zt”l, together with his dear wife, Cherna, have […]

By |June 21st, 2016|klalyen|0 Comments

Accepting the Torah under Duress?

Our Sages tell us in the Talmud (Shabbat 88.) that Hashem forced Am Yisrael to accept the Torah under duress. Hashem threatened to bury the people under the mountain if they do not accept His Torah.

The problem with this, however, is that the “peshat”, or the literal meaning in the […]

By |June 8th, 2016|Dvar Torah, Home|0 Comments

Jerusalem: The Heart of Jewish Unity

Why did the nascent State of Israel not conquer Jerusalem in 1948? Why was it necessary to wait another 19 years? There are, of course, realistic reasons. However, we believe that every realistic reason is coupled with a halachic one.

HaRav Moshe Zvi Neriah zt”l asked this very question just two […]

By |June 2nd, 2016|Dvar Torah, Home|0 Comments

Sefirat Ha’Omer: In Anticipation or In Preparation?

The period between Passover and Shavuot is a unique time, indeed one that can be called a chag or festive day. The Rambam, in commenting on the parasha (Leviticus, 23:21) refers to these days as

“intermediate festive days” and “they were commanded to celebrate the festival of the Lord for a […]

By |May 26th, 2016|Dvar Torah, Home|0 Comments

Lag Ba’Omer

TORAH FOR THE GENERATIONS

Why do we rejoice on Lag Ba’Omer? On this day, the transmission of our Torah tradition (“masoret”) was renewed in Am Yisrael after the demise of Rabbi Akiva’s students.

If we examine the personalities of Rabbi Akiva’s five newest students, we will be able to delve into the […]

By |May 19th, 2016|Dvar Torah, Home|0 Comments