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Rabbi Zalman Abraham

Raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Rabbi Zalman Abraham was ordained as a rabbi in Israel by the Chief Rabbinate and as a dayan at the Central Lubavitch Yeshiva. He has taught in yeshivas in South Africa and Canada. He currently resides with his wife Leah in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

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Hitler, Hussein, AhmadinejadWho's Next?

“In every generation they rise up against us, to destroy us, but G-d saves us from their hands.” – Passover Haggadah Hitler murdered six million Jews! Where is he today? I read the news and begin to wonder…“Did Adolf Hitler ever exist?” In recent weeks, the world looked...

If a saucepan is non-Kosher, can it be made Kosher by dipping it in a Mikvah?

The Mikvah does not make anything Kosher; the Mikvah only adds a level of spiritual purity as required by the Torah 1 for certain utensils acquired from a gentile. See Why do we immerse food-utensils in a Mikvah? Usually, a saucepan is not Kosher because it absorbed a non-Kosher (see What is Kosher? )...

Is it permitted to go swimming on Shabbat?

Taking a splash on a hot afternoon is a great way to cool down and have fun; but not on Shabbat. The sages 1 prohibited swimming in a river or lake on Shabbat since it could lead to repairing a raft (which would fall under the forbidden labor of “Makeh B’Patish” “administering the final...

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 Midrash (House of study). There are references to Yeshivot in biblical times such as that of Shem and Ever. 1 The more formal structure of the Yeshiva setting...

Plant Your Tree in Israel

At the start of the first millennium: The land flowing with milk and honey. A producer of olives and exporter of olive oil to the entire civilized world. Vineyards, winepresses and tall towering palms trees dripping with the honey of date clusters. Orchards blooming with flowers that will soon become pomegranates...

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