RETURNING A NEEDLE AND MATCHES

RETURNING A NEEDLE AND MATCHES

One time Rav Yaakov Yisrael Kanievsky, known as the Steipler Gaon, asked a batim-macher (someone who makes tefillin) if he could come to his home and repair the stitching on his tefillin. The Steipler stood over the craftsman's shoulder and supervised every detail of...

HE’S MY FATHER!

HE’S MY FATHER!

In this week’s Parsha, Naso, the Torah teaches the law known as “returning stolen property to the convert”. This law deals with a person who owes money to his friend and, in a court of law, denies owing this money. If, under oath the defendant denies the debt and then...

AMAZING PLANT FACTS 

AMAZING PLANT FACTS 

AMAZING PLANT FACTS The yellow evening primrose opens only at dusk, and so swiftly that it can be seen and heard. The buds sound like popping soap bubbles as they burst. Seeds of the African baobab tree sprout more easily if they are first eaten by a baboon and passed...

THE BEST GIFT

THE BEST GIFT

It was not unusual for those waiting to speak to the Skverer Rebbe to be standing in line in his home at 2 a.m. People came to ask questions or receive advice about their children, businesses, and other matters. This particular time, the line included a young man...