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The shalosh regalim are the crown jewels of the Jewish year. Pesach commemorates the Exodus, Shavuot celebrates the giving of the Torah, and Sukkot is the festival that memorializes Hashem’s … more
Years ago, after a very month in Lebanon, someone higher up decided our unit needed a break. Every unit maintains a daily events log (yoman iruim). Every patrol, ambush, search and seize, and … more
In his essay “The Community” (Tradition, 17:2), Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik underscored the dignity of each individual: “To recognize a person is not just to identify him … more
When I was in ninth grade, our teacher, Rabbi Cohen, trained our class to respond to the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” with the answer, “an eved Hashem” … more
Recently a new translation of the  ‘’Ben Ish Chai on Megillas Rus’’ by Rabbi Yerachmiel Bratt was published in Israel. The hallmark of this commentary on Ruth, according … more
One of my favorite Shavuot customs dictates that we bring flowers and natural beauty into our homes. And spring flowers are blooming everywhere now. Another favorite custom is that of eating dairy … more
Who says the age of miracles is over? Seventy years to the day after President Harry Truman ignored the warnings of the State Department and some of America’s European allies and recognized … more
“I am announcing today that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.”  With those words President Trump made the announced on Tuesday that the United States was … more
For decades, Rambam Mesivta Principal Rabbi Yotav Eliach accumulated his teachings, writings, and those of many other scholars and rabbinical authorities, tracking … more
It’s hard to believe that it is more than 50 years ago that Israel prevailed and won a war in six days, reuniting Jerusalem. Riding up the road to Jerusalem on a visit to Israel in 1973, right … more
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