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Are good deeds valid even when we don’t intend to perform them?

How much do we need to concentrate when performing a mitzva?

Are good deeds valid even when we don’t intend to perform them?

Weekly Torah Study: Bereshith

Insights from the story of Cain and Abel.

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Yom Kippur and reconciliation between man and his fellow man

The Yom Kippur fast is to detach our souls a little from the material shackles, and allow good and true aspirations to be revealed.

Yom Kippur and reconciliation between man and his fellow man

Fair and good in the eyes of Hashem

Rashi expounds:’Fair and good’: compromising, acting beyond the strict demands of the law. What do other commentators say?

Fair and good in the eyes of Hashem

Acharei Mot (Diaspora): The Torah’s travel insurance

When we represent another perrson while doing something, who bears ultimate responsibility for those deeds?

Acharei Mot (Diaspora): The Torah’s travel insurance

The Yetzer Hara rejoices when you defeat him

When you do good deeds or refrain from bad ones, the evil inclination is happy for G-d.

The Yetzer Hara rejoices when you defeat him

A simple “Good Shabbos” can change the world

The Maharal explains that when you walk by someone without offering a greeting you make him or her feel invisible and insignificant.

A simple “Good Shabbos” can change the world

Why the Shechina dwelt in Benjamin's portion of Eretz Yisrael

The Mechillta asks this question and provides two answers.They symbolize a deeper message telling the reasons for Hashem's preference.

Why the Shechina dwelt in Benjamin's portion of Eretz Yisraelplayer

Rituals or ethics? What is more important in Judaism?

What is the mark of a good Jewish society in contrast to a good society of any kind?

Rituals or ethics? What is more important in Judaism?

This lockdown is meant for you: Get moving

Had we known last year that nearly 12 months later we would be in a lockdown, we might have despaired, but there is much we can do right now

This lockdown is meant for you: Get moving

A unique form of charity in the grapefruit orchard

We joined Bar & Bat Mitzvah celebrators, high school kids as they set out to the field with Leket to volunteer in a unique form of giving.

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Yeshiva student returns 130,000 shekels

What happens when a yeshiva student obeys the commandments and returns 130,000 shekels to an 'anti-Orthodox' secular Jew?

Yeshiva student finds 130,000 shekels and returns it

Rabbi Returns 98K in Cash Found in Old Desk

A New Haven rabbi found the money after buying the desk off of Craigslist; stresses the importance of being honest.

Rabbi Returns 98K in Cash Found in Old Deskplayer

Farmer Gets Chance to Rebuild after Arab Theft

A generous donor has given a Samaria farmer a chance to rebuild his life after he was targeted in a massive goat theft.

Farmer Gets Chance to Rebuild after Arab Theft

IDF Introduces the Elderly to Facebook

Soldiers joined the ‘Good Deeds Day’ with a visit to a nursing home, where they introduced the patients to Facebook.

IDF Introduces the Elderly to Facebook

Home Front Soldiers Devote Day to Seniors

130 soldiers volunteer for a morning of talk, manicure, Facebook and play in the Sephardic Old Age Home in Haifa.

Home Front Soldiers Devote 'Good Deeds Day' to Seniors

Chance Encounter Saves 64 Lives

A rabbi’s encounter with a sick teenager leads him to campaign for live organ donation – saving 64 lives.

Chance Encounter Saves 64 Lives

YU Students Offer 'Water Aid'

Working on some small projects over the span of a week, 16 Yeshiva University students had a big impact on Israel's water situation.

Israel's Water Situation a Bit Better? Thanks to YU Students

Aleh Working to Build New Center

While there are many worthy organizations in Israel, Aleh is unique in providing care for some of the most severe childcare cases in the country.

Aleh Organization Hopes to Build Fifth Care Center