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
CHASAM SOFER – NASO An Elevation for All Jews נשא את ראש בני גרשון גם הם לבית אבתם למשפחתם Take a census of the sons of Gershon, them as well, according to their fathers’ household, according to their families (4:22). … Continue reading
All parents want the best for their children – that they should be good and upright, that they have everything they need for a fruitful, joyous life. The classic work, Shelah HaKadosh, contains a prayer that parents should recite for … Continue reading
There is a widespread custom for parents to bless their children – young and old – on the afternoon of erev Yom Kippur. The text of Bircas Habanim / Blessing of the Children has been prepared for you to download from … Continue reading
Today, May 14th, is Erev Rosh Chodesh Sivan – the day before the start of the month of Sivan, in which we received the Torah. It is a custom on that day for parent’s to recite Tefillas Hashelah – the prayer … Continue reading
For a limited time, you can get a FREE digital edition of the ENTIRE Artscroll Hebrew or English Makkos! If you already have the ArtScroll App Installed on your device: You can get your free volume directly from the store in the … Continue reading
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!
Download these selections and print it for all of your guests – perfect for those who don’t read Hebrew.
If you enjoyed this download, purchase a copy for yourself or your guest:
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.