On Top of It!

VOLUME 94 NUMBER 3January 22, 2021SHEVAT 9, 5780PARSHAS BOCandlelighting Time 4:50 PM             The time for redemption had finally arrived. However, even though the time was ripe, the people were…

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Family & Property

Morris Schwartz is dying and is on his deathbed.  He is with his nurse, his wife, his daughter and 2 sons, and knows the end is near.So he says to them:…

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Rabbeinu Nissim
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Rabbeinu Nissim

"Since the ancients have decided, their conclusions may not be set aside." 9 ShvatRabbeinu Nissim ben Reuven haGerondi is known in shorthand as the RaN. He was born sometime between…

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Marriage Class

A Synagogue was holding a class for married couples. One couple was celebrating their 50th anniversary so the Rabbi asked the husband, Morris, to take a few minutes and share…

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Rebbe Reb Zusha
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Rebbe Reb Zusha

"Zusha, why weren’t you the best Zusha you could be?" Rebbe Reb Zusha:Today is the yahrzeit of Rebbe Reb Meshulem Zusha of Anapol. Of course, this is personal for me,…

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Moshe’s Kingship

By Rabbi NussbaumVOLUME 94 NUMBER 2January 15, 2021 SHEVAT 2, 5780PARSHAS VAEIRACandlelighting Time 4:42 PM             Moshe was concerned because he was not an orator that would enable him to…

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Deli Deductions

Moshe, the owner of a small Kosher New York deli, was being questioned by an IRS agent about his tax return. The Agent was curious because he had reported a…

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By Rabbi NussbaumVOLUME 94 NUMBER 1January 8, 2021 TEVES 24, 5780PARSHAS SHEMOSCandlelighting Time 4:35 PM          Moshe rebuked two of his countrymen for fighting and they responded that are you…

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The Story of the Dubno Maggid
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The Story of the Dubno Maggid

17 Tevet  Dubno Maggid: Today is the yahrzeit of Rabbi Jacob ben Wolf Kranz (1741-1804). He was known as the storyteller from Dubno a.k.a. “The Dubno Maggid.” This teacher is…

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