THE FALSE EYED FROG

THE FALSE EYED FROG

The South American false-eyed frog is an interesting creature. Generally about 3 inches long, it is brown, black, blue, gray, and white! Drops of each color are on its skin, and it can suddenly change from one of these colors to the others, simply by masking out...

HOLY  REBUKE

HOLY REBUKE

There were some Jews in Satmar, Romania who were lenient about eating dairy made by gentiles. But the Satmar Rebbe cleverly and sweetly put an end to this. One day he announced, “I'm sure everyone here keeps the time honored Jewish custom to eat milchigs on Shavuos....

MITZVA MEME

MITZVA MEME

Take a person who was born in slavery and has lived in slavery for years just like his father and grandfather. Let us approach him and offer to fill his greatest wish. What requests can we anticipate? He may ask that his owner should treat him nicely or perhaps he...

ENSLAVEMENT

ENSLAVEMENT

The Psalmist writes in Psalm 81in the name of HaKadosh baruch Hu “I am HaShem that lifted you up from the land of Egypt widen your mouth and I will fill it.” The Talmud explains that this verse refers to our spiritual requests. Behold! HaKadosh baruch Hu is offering...

THE BETTER HIDDUR

THE BETTER HIDDUR

In advance of Pesach each year, Rav Avraham Pam joined a distinguished group of Torah Vodaath alumni in overseeing the baking of the matzos which they would use for the Seder. One year, a new bakery opened which employed a number of hiddurim (halachic stringencies) in...