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An Open Letter to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar Parshas Tetzaveh

Over the past few weeks, there has been a number of “unfortunate” remarks made by new members of Congress. Most recently, Ilhan Omar, a congresswoman representing Minnesota’s 5th district, retweeted a comment by Glenn Greenwald, a consistent critic of the State of Israel. Greenwald had criticized American politicians for caring more about Israel than the more »

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Tzidkas Hatzadik #102 part 2

when sinning is a gift http://files.nertamid.net/shiurim/Apps/recordings/T102b.mp3Podcast: Download

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Tzikdas HaTzadik #102 part 1

How to become a Chassid (no streimel necessary) http://files.nertamid.net/shiurim/Apps/recordings/T102a.mp3Podcast: Download

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Tzidkas HaTzadik #101

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Prayer – Vayivarech Dovid, Az Yashir, Yishtabach

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Tzidkas HaTzadik #100 part 2

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Tzidkas HaTzadik #100 part 1

Rav Tzadok’s radical understanding of Teshuva. http://files.nertamid.net/shiurim/Apps/recordings/T100.mp3Podcast: Download

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The Morality (?) of Slavery Parshas Mishpatim

Many of the sources are from articles by Rabbi Elchanan Samet (https://etzion.org.il/en/slavery) and Rabbi Yakov Beasley (https://etzion.org.il/en/morality-slavery).  Rabbi Sacks’ full idea can be found at http://rabbisacks.org/covenant-conversation-5772-mishpatim-the-slow-end-of-slavery/ http://files.nertamid.net/shiurim/Apps/recordings/Slavery.mp3Podcast: Download

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The Process (The Value of Volunteerism) Parshas Yisro

Dedicated to all the wonderful volunteers of Ner Tamid In 1818, German philosopher, Arthur Schopenhauer wrote that life swings like a pendulum between boredom and pain. He was known by his colleagues to be a bit of a pessimist… What he meant, was that if and when we achieve our goals in life, then we more »

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Tzidkas HaTzadik #99 – When memory loss is a good thing

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