A Torah Insight from the Chasam Sofer on Parshas Beha’aloscha

CHASAM SOFER – BEHAALOSCHA The Light of Torah  דַּבֵּר אֶל־אַהֲרֹן וְאָמַרְתָּ אֵלָיו בְּהַעֲלֹתְךָ אֶת־הַנֵּרֹת אֶל־מוּל פְּנֵי הַמְּנוֹרָה יָאִירוּ שִׁבְעַת הַנֵּרוֹת Speak to Aharon and say to him: When you kindle the lamps, toward the face of the Menorah shall the … Continue reading

Free Download: Sample Story from Class Acts 2

cla2hIn Class Acts 2, Rabbi Nachman Seltzer shares the true story of….

….the speech that literally changed all of our lives.

….the celebrated rav who created the world’s first “junior Beis Din”

….the “Great Water Fight” in a prestigious yeshiva, and how a gadol ha’dor handled the deluge

Bestselling author Rabbi Nachman Seltzer has an unusual ability to find great stories and bring them to life. In Class Acts, one of his most popular story collections, he turned his penetrating gaze to the schoolroom, discovering remarkable stories about teachers, students, class friendships – and, most of all, about the power of caring to change lives.

Now, in Class Acts 2, we’re back in the classroom with still more jaw-dropping stories of teachers burning with a sense of mission – and a smile; of gedolei ha’dor whose understanding of the human psyche borders on the miraculous; and, of course, of students from different backgrounds, with hugely varying personalities and potential, all united by their need for understanding, compassion, and love.

These stories are thought-provoking, inspiring, and just plain interesting – because, after all, what goes on in school is not kids stuff!

Click here to view, print or download a sample story from Class Acts 2

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Free Download for The Shabbos Project

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ArtScroll is proud to participate in The Shabbos Project with a free download from the Siddur that speaks your language.

The user-friendly Seif Edition Transliterated Siddur has a phrase-by-phrase English transliteration alongside the Hebrew text with the translation directly below – so you have the best of three worlds. These selections comprise the essence of the fFriday night Sabbath meal.

Use it! Enjoy it! Have a great Shabbos!

Download these selections and print it for all of your guests – perfect for those who don’t read Hebrew.

Click here for a free download of Seif Edition Transliterated Sabbath Prayers and Songs

If you enjoyed this download, purchase a copy for yourself or your guest:

Click here to purchase the Seif Edition Transliterated Sabbath Siddur.

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Prozbul Reminder – Free Download

Prozbul Reminder for Erev Rosh Hashanahprozbul_download3

The Torah provides that outstanding loans between two Jews are automatically nullified atthe very end of the Shemittah [Sabbatical] year (Deuteronomy 15:2). Hillel the Elder observed that the wealthy, fearing their money would not be repaid, refused to lend to the poor prior to Shemittah. This not only caused a hardship for the poor, but was also a direct transgression of the Torah’s exhortation not to refrain from lending (ibid. 15:9-10).
To remedy this situation, Hillel enacted the prozbul, a legal document by means of which a creditor transfers his loans to a court. [Three knowledgeable laymen may constitute a court for this purpose.] Once the debts have been transferred to the court for collection, they are not nullified by Shemittah (Sheviis 10:2), as implied by Scripture.
Since Shemittah nullifies loans at the end of the year, it is advisable to delay writing the prozbul until Erev Rosh Hashanah, so that it will cover all loans made up to Rosh Hashanah. A prozbul should be made before Rosh Hashanah this year.

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