Parshah Potpourri

The Perspective of ‘Hayah

Eileh toldos Noach Noach ish tzaddik tamim hayah b’dorosav (Bereishis 6:9) Parashas Noach begins by relating that Noach was perfectly righteous in his generations. The Midrash (Bereishis Rabbah 30:8) makes…

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Table Talk

Parashat Noach

And Shem and Yefet took a garment… (Beresheet 9:23) Noach left the teivah to begin the monumental task of rebuilding the world. He had taken with him all the living…

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Mishmeres Hashalom

Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: When I’m called for information about my friends for prospective shidduchim, I try to accentuate the positive. Sometimes, however, people ask questions about the girl’s traits, e.g., if she’s…

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This Day in History

This Day In History 30 Tishrei/October 20

Yahrtzeiten 5677/1916, Harav Yitzchak Meir Hazenpertz, zt”l, mechaber of Ohr Yakar on the commentary of the Ohr Hachaim Hakadosh 5703/1942, Harav Chaim Hager, Rebbe of Kossov, zt”l 5616/1855, Harav Tzvi Hersh,…

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The Culinary Connoisseur

Lo-Cal Snacking

If you are like me, you did not waste much time thinking about the calorie count of Yom Tov treats. But now that it’s over and the waistbands of my…

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Whoa Is Me

Pull up a chair. I’ve got a story for you. Twenty-odd years ago, my family went to a farm and ranch in Gilboa, N.Y. It was the first time since…

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