JEWISH COMPETITION

JEWISH COMPETITION

Rabbi Kanarek is dean of both Bnos Yisroel Elementary School and Bais Shaindel High School in Lakewood, New Jersey.    He proudly relates the following story. I was Joseph Beyda’s ‘teacher” in religious studies. I’ll explain why the word...
THE HOLY  LANDLORD

THE HOLY LANDLORD

The Brisker Rav’s father-in-law R. Dovid Mintz, contributed a substantial sum to the dowry of the young couple. Along with this gift, The Brisker Rav received a number of valuable sefarim, including an original copy of the Shulchan Aruch, published in the lifetime of...
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...
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...
Stories About the Mitzva of Privacy

Stories About the Mitzva of Privacy

Reb Moshe’s sensitivity when offering advice took on many forms. Once, a young man wrote a note to Reb Moshe, seeking his advice in a very delicate, personal problem. Upon receiving the note, Reb Moshe immediately took another piece of paper and wrote a...