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Weekly Topics Archive

Weekly Topics Archive

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Weekly Topics Archive

The material for our weekly topics is always available on our site. Each week we simply highlight some of the great content that we have to offer here at Bais Menachem.com. The following is a running list of the weekly topics the we have featured to date:

We think about it all the time, so here's more to think about: twenty articles and stories on the joys, sorrows, importance, insignificance, nature, function and essence of money -- from the Golden Calf to the credit card
Hundreds of Q&A's on every area of Jewish Life
Why do we keep kosher? Hasn't religion caused as much suffering as good? What happens after we die? The first Jew began by asking questions, finding answers, and asking questions on the answers. The quest continues...
Exploring the interplay between faith and logic, religion and critical thinking, tradition and technology
Exploring the interplay between faith and logic, religion and critical thinking, tradition and technology. Essays, Stories, Questions and Answers.
Revealing the Esoteric: The Soul of Torah
The birthday of Jewish mysticism . . . The spiritual significance of the bow and arrow . . . Can love be true, and can truth be loving? . . . What is Kabbalah?
The Second Passover
Thirty days ago we cleaned our homes and souls of leaven, and matzahed our way through the week-long festival of Passover. And now, Pesach Sheni—a Second Passover!
The Jewish Traditions & Practice relating to Death and Mourning
Our tradition encompasses all of life, day and night, light and dark. Even in the most difficult of situations--the imminent and then actual loss of a loved one--our Torah is there to strengthen us, to guide us, and to help us grow and see beyond our loss.
Exploring the interplay between faith and logic, religion and critical thinking, tradition and technology
Exploring the interplay between faith and logic, religion and critical thinking, tradition and technology. Essays, Stories, Questions and Answers.
Counting of the Omer
Between the holidays of Passover and Shavuot, the Omer is counted each evening, signifying our preparation for the receiving of the Torah on the holiday of Shavuot. Your one-stop site for an enhanced Omer experience.
An interactive tour
The synagogue is the Jewish house of prayer and study. Take a tour of what the Synagogue includes, get a glimpse of the basic prayers, the Torah reading and how the holiest object that the Jews have, The Torah, is made.
The concept of dirah b'tachtonim ("a dwelling in the physical world") addresses the most basic questions of existence: What is our world? What is matter and physicality? What is holiness? What does G-d want of us? Why are we here?
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