Inyan: Parshat Lech Lecha

The Great Mask Debate

At a certain synagogue in the city, the board met for one of their usual meetings. Amidst the discussion, the question was raised as to the requirement of wearing a mask in the synagogue. Some of the representatives were extremely careful to wear a mask in public, and they demanded that others in the synagogue […]

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Doing Mitzvot For Our Own Sake

Our Parasha starts with a commandment to Avraham Avinu to leave his home town, his place of birth and go to the unknown. In Pirkei Avot, Chazal count this to be one of the ten tests of Avraham Avinu. But the question arises, how is this considered a test, if we know, as Rashi tells […]

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