Parshas Shemos

Rabbi Berel Wein The Torah leaves us basically unprepared for its description of the events that are recorded for us in this week’s parsha. When we last left the family of Israel at the conclusion of last week’s parsha of Vayechi, the Jews found themselves comfortable, affluent, protected, and settled well in the land of […]

Of Arrows and Annulments

Rabbi Avrohom Sebrow The Gemara relates two short and cryptic anecdotes. (Nedarim 76b) The first is that Chiya the son of Rav would shoot arrows and examine them. The second anecdote is that Rabba the son of Rav Huna would sit and stand. The Gemara does not offer any more details on these stories. Why […]

Sunshine, the Best Disinfectant

Allan Rolnick, CPA Last week, after years of legal battling that reached the Supreme Court, the House Ways and Means Committee released six years of former President Donald Trump’s taxes. Now, I write these weekly columns to make people laugh, not start political fights, so I’m not going to say a single snarky word about […]