Parshah Potpourri

How Do You Define Yourself?

V’Yair ben Menasheh halach vayilkod es chavoseihem vayikra es’hem Chavos Yair (Bamidbar 32:41) At the end of Parashas Mattos, the Torah discusses two individuals who captured lands in Ever HaYarden…

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Table Talk

Not Accidentally

If suddenly, without enmity, he pushes him … The assembly will save the murderer … they will return him to his city of refuge. (Bamidbar 35:22–25) Judicial systems around the…

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Mishmeres Hashalom

Mishmeres HaSholom: Ask the Rav

Q: Some building committees hang notices in their lobby with details of outstanding bills for specific families. The notice serves as a reminder for household heads to pay their dues,…

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The Culinary Connoisseur


Looking for great crunch and lots of flavor? Look no further than snap peas. (Bet you thought I was going to say potato chips!) Snap peas give salads and side…

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Don’t quote me. I once told Rabbi Nosson Scherman, General Editor, ArtScroll/Mesorah, that Winston Churchill didn’t say “If you’re not a liberal when you’re 25, you have no heart. If…

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