There is a rich midrashic tradition concerning the moment the Torah was given that paints a picture of all the world hanging in the balance of: would the Jews accept the Torah? This Ten discusses the ...
May 16, 2018
An old and surprisingly controversial custom exists to decorate homes and synagogues with greenery on Shabuot. Take Ten to learn the possible origins and reasons offered for this custom.
May 15, 2018
The holiday of Shavuot begins late due to the hour of sunset this time of year, but as you might be aware, we delay its start even further than we do for other holidays. Take Ten to learn how this del...
May 15, 2018
There is a very "special" day coming this week. Known as "Yom HaMeyuchas," it's a day that we treat as a quasi-holiday. Take Ten to learn why.
May 13, 2018
In advance of Yom Yerushalayim this Sunday, take Ten to learn about the greatness and spiritual importance of this famous city.
May 11, 2018
The laws of forbidden interest payments extend well past payment itself. Take Ten to learn of a debate about the very issue of saying "Thank You!"
May 10, 2018
Although he was of the great halachists in world history, R' Akiva was known for a particular way of looking at the world, which may have been the greatest lesson he left to his students. Take Te...
May 9, 2018
Taking a year off from working the land is not easy, and at the same time, the stakes could not be higher. The Torah indicates that lack of Shmittah observance can even cause the Jewish people to be e...
May 8, 2018
Our parsha begins with the mitzvah of Shmitah, and reminds us that these laws were given at Sinai. This Ten discusses Rashi's famous question on this and deals with another question that is raised by...
May 7, 2018
The first verse of Emor has an extra word that teaches us the extent to which the Torah requires us to educate children. Take Ten to discover how far this obligation goes.
May 4, 2018