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Is There a Mitzvah D’Oraisah to Carry a Certain Nasal Spray?

The Gemorah in Kesuvos (21a) talks about an “inesh delo maalei” – a bad person. The Gemorah’s reference is to a forger, but bad people exist everywhere. But there is a new type of bad people “inshei delo maali” – who have entirely re-defined the term.
January 11, 2024
Source: VIN News

Safeguarding Souls

Amidst the harsh realities that have become part of our lives since the October 7th terror attacks, we've also been privileged to witness uplifting moments. Who can forget the heartwarming scenes of little kids managing corner lemonade stands, selling their goods for the price of a perek of Tehillim?
December 13, 2023

Supporting Our Community During Challenging Times

The recent heartbreaking events in Israel have left us all deeply shaken. The savage brutality that took place defies description, and, like the rest of the world, we find ourselves struggling to comprehend the unimaginable brutality that unfolded before our eyes. We are immersed in shock as we grieve the senseless loss of life, and no matter where we may be, our hearts are in Israel, our prayers intertwined with tears as we struggle to comprehend the incomprehensible.
October 11, 2023

Upright and pounding the pavement

We’re so proud and grateful to all our runners who are joining us in the upcoming Miami Marathon and helping those who feel pursued by challenges of abuse and addiction every single day, who are running tirelessly just to survive. They’re making a huge difference, helping victims slow down, catch their breath, and find hope and healing.
October 6, 2023
Source: Jerusalem Post

Tips for a Non-Tipsy Simchas Torah

For the kids, Simchas Torah is magical, as the shul’s usual solemnity is replaced by heartfelt joy, and they have the opportunity to fill their pockets with more candy than any human being should consume in a single week, let alone in just one day.
October 6, 2023

Who Are YOU Davening For?

It’s hard to imagine that it’s that time of year again. Maybe you spent Elul mentally preparing yourself for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, thinking back over the past year and contemplating what you could have done differently, or maybe Tishrei just snuck up on you without warning...
September 14, 2023

A recipe for disaster in the Israeli religious community

The concept of a program allowing seminary girls to sidestep Israel's academic requirements and work in mental health is appalling. Op-ed.
Jan 15, 2023

Justice Being Served This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 2022 will bring with it not only turkey dinners & football, but for adult survivors of sexual abuse, it will also offer a long-awaited opportunity to attain closure. Read about the updates on the Adult Survivors Act & the Child Victims Act
November 23, 2022
Source: Amudim

The tip of the iceberg

The Kotel is just a small fraction of the Beit Hamikdash just as those in crisis have oceans of hurt beneath the surface. Help them. Op-ed.
Source: Arutz 7

Jewish communities grapple with addiction as fentanyl crisis ravages US

American Jews have not been spared the devastating fallout of opioid abuse, which claimed 107,000 US lives in 2021, though some still struggle with stigmas while seeking help
July 27, 2022

Shining away the darkness

While sexual abuse and drug addiction are uncomfortable and frightening, we need to understand and face these issues in order to deal with them, the first steps towards creating safer and healthier communities. Op-ed.
July 22, 2022

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Rabbi Zvi Gluck on the ‘Alarming’ Marijuana Crisis in the Frum Community

Why is marijuana so damaging to families? Is the idea that marijuana is “not addictive” really a myth? How is it different than alcohol? Prescription Xanax? What should parents do when good kids want to experiment with marijuana?
July 24, 2022
Source: VIN News