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In 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!
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!
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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.
The Gross Family Edition
Rav Noach Weinberg, a pioneer in Jewish outreach and the legendary founder and Rosh Yeshiva of Aish HaTorah, was a man whose very essence was love – love for Hashem, His Torah, and His people. Rav Noach’s entire being radiated wisdom and joy, and no wonder: he was profoundly and deeply connected to the Torah, the source of all wisdom and true happiness.
And how he loved to give over that wisdom. His Thursday night Torah lectures were legendary. The newest arrival to Aish HaTorah and seasoned kollel students — everyone wanted to hear what Rav Noach had to say about the weekly parashah, and how we could take Toras Chaim, the Torah’s wisdom for living, into our own lives and challenges.
In Wisdom for Living, Rav Noach speaks to us with all the brilliance, passion, and fervor that he brought to those unforgettable Thursday night sessions. His devoted students, Rabbis Nechemia and Yitzchak Coopersmith, have adapted those lessons for print, scrupulously maintaining Rav Noach’s unique and beloved voice. In every parashah Rav Noach uncovered a piercing insight for our lives. Sometimes he discovered a truth to help us break down our barriers to greatness, other times he shared an unexpected insight into the workings of the cosmos – or our own daily lives. This remarkable book shares some of Rav Noach’s revolutionary approaches to understanding the wisdom of the Torah in today’s world.
Also from Rav Noach Weinberg: What the Angel Taught You
Over the years, the name Mordechai Weinberger has become synonymous with practical advice on living a better and more vibrant life. With a radio program streamed on multiple platforms and listened to by thousands of people, he was deluged by appeals that his lessons be available in written form. Finally, by popular request, Weinberger’s phenomenal new book, Alive! is now available for order.
Try it free! This week’s free download offers you chapter 1 – the section on self esteem:
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For Jewish cooks all over the world, the search for Passover recipes usually means shelving your favorite cookbooks for a week or two. But we have good news for all of you fans of our latest hit cookbook, Secret Restaurant Recipes. Authors Leah Schapira and Victoria Dwek have compiled a handy list of 39 favorite recipes from this fantastic book – so you can keep cooking those favorites all through Pesach!
Click here to download a list of 39 Kosher for Passover recipes and substitutions from Secret Restaurant Recipes
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ArtScroll’s two new Haggadahs, Haggadah Touched by Our Story (by Rabbi Yechiel Spero) and The Generation to Generation Haggadah (by Rabbi Nosson Muller), are already getting rave reviews. Last week, we offered you a chance to win a copy of each new Haggadah in our pre-pesach giveaway. Now, we’re giving all of our readers a chance to try the Haggadahs free! Scroll down to download a free sampler of each Haggadah!
Didn’t enter the giveaway yet? It’s not too late! Giveaway ends at midnight on Wednesday – click here to enter for your free chance to win one of each new Haggadah!
The Soul of the Seder Through Stories and Reflections
By Rabbi Yechiel Spero
The Haggadah. It’s our story. Let’s make sure we tell it well.
“No Child Left Behind” — especially on Seder night.
By Rabbi Nosson Muller
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