Weekly Story: Why Noach Didn’t Believe

In this week’s parsha (7:7) the possuk states that Noach entered the teiva “because of the flood waters.” Rashi explains that while Noach believed in Hashem, he was also skeptical and didn’t fully believe, so he only entered when the flood waters began coming down in earnest.

Study Says Wearing Tefillin Daily Has Health Benefits

A pilot study led by researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine suggests Jewish men who practice wearing tefillin, which involves the tight wrapping of an arm with leather banding as part of daily prayer, may receive cardiovascular health benefits.