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How do I study Torah?

Torah study is simple. Although the Torah is written in Hebrew, much of Torah has been translated into English. Go to any Jewish bookstore, and select a...

How can I find joy in Torah learning?

Question: Where is the pleasure in studying and living by the Torah? I like learning but all I see are stories and laws. I believe it...

Diamonds

It was a wintry Friday night in Brooklyn. A roomful of Jewish college kids in the Sixties, challenging the young rabbi chairing the roundtable; how can you...

Living with Kids

[One day], I decided to cut my sons' hair. My 4-year-old sat happily until I finished with his hair; however, when it was the 6-year-old's turn he...

Curious Jews

For most people, the act of studying stops abruptly at the end of formal schooling, whether after elementary school, high school, or college. It...

What is a Yeshiva?

A Yeshiva (pl. Yeshivot) is an academy for the study of Torah, normally for higher level Judaic study. It is also referred to as a Beit...

Shooting for the Stars - A Down-to-Earth Lesson from Space Exploration

The expansion of our knowledge of space is broadening our horizons. The possibility of satellite probes now goes beyond the planets, as we set our sights...

Why do some Orthodox schools not teach sex education?

Education teaches people how to live. If you are educated about sex, you begin to live with sex. This is not a theory. This is fact. Look at the world...

Do children have to wait between meat and dairy meals?

Although children who do not yet have a basic understanding of a given halachic principle are not bound to observe it, it is prohibited for an adult to...

Howl

The Canadian writer, Margaret Atwood, once recounted a conversation that she had at a dinner party, in which she was asked her vocation by another guest,...