Rabbi Strauchler's Blog

December 8, 2017
This Shabbat, we welcome Dr. Donald Redelmeier. Dr. Redelmeier will speak on the topic, "Can Behavioural Economics Make a Better...
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By Chaim Strauchler | December 8, 2017 |
December 1, 2017

Any medical information contained in this dvar torah is not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice, and you should not take any action before consulting with a healthcare...

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By Chaim Strauchler | December 1, 2017 |
December 1, 2017

Tradition Magazine recently published an important issue dedicated to abuse in the Orthodox community....

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By Chaim Strauchler | December 1, 2017 |
November 23, 2017

Do you want to start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart?

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By Chaim Strauchler | November 23, 2017 |
November 23, 2017

KiddushFEST is a series of special kiddushes that are designed to call attention to a regular kiddush food by having a number of...

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By Chaim Strauchler | November 23, 2017 |
November 21, 2017

Last week, I visited Munich and Berlin on the invitation of the German Foreign Office with Rabbinic colleagues and CIJA representatives.

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By Chaim Strauchler | November 21, 2017 |
November 21, 2017

On weeknights at shul, we have been studying the laws of brit milah (circumcision) between mincha and maariv. In discussing the customary meal after the brit, the Arukh Hashulchan (Yechiel Michel...

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By Chaim Strauchler | November 21, 2017 |
November 3, 2017

Last Motzei Shabbat during a panel discussion; Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Rav Daniel Korobkin and I were asked about a recent survey of over 4,000 American Modern Orthodox Jews. Only 51% of respondents reported that they believe fully that Hashem is involved in day-to-day life. The question: "What...

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By Chaim Strauchler | November 3, 2017 |
October 27, 2017

On Wednesday night, I participated in a panel discussion with Rabbi Yael Splansky of Holy Blossom and Rabbi Baruch Frydman Kohl of Beth Tzedec. The CJN's Yoni Goldstein served as moderator. Our...

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By Chaim Strauchler | October 27, 2017 |
October 20, 2017

What is it to be righteous in an imperfect world? 

Rashi famously addresses this question through the prism of Noach's character. The Torah says Noach ish tazadik tamim haya b'dorotav - Noach was a righteous man, pure in his generation. Rashi quotes two classic approaches to the...

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By Chaim Strauchler | October 20, 2017 |

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