By Chana Weisberg
As parents, we obviously believe that genuine self-esteem is important to our children’s psychological and spiritual development. But how can we avoid the hubris and laziness that invariably accompany an inflated self-image?
By Tali Loewenthal
A thick cloud then covered the Sanctuary. In fact, on account of the cloud, Moses himself was unable to enter the Sanctuary. After all the effort which had gone into building it, it was inaccessible . . .
By Elisha Greenbaum
It wasn’t always this way. Until relatively recently, fat was considered a delicacy.
By Chana Engel
A thought-provoking poem shedding light on the week’s Torah portion. A great discussion starter.
G-d tells Moses about the sacrifices brought on the altar in the Sanctuary, including the meal offering, peace offering, offering of atonement, guilt offering and ascending offering.
By Nomi Freeman
Why the constant focus on joy, and how do we increase in our joy during the month of Adar? Comparing and contrasting the holidays of Purim and Pesach sheds light on how to serve
G-d with greater joy.
When the Rebbe instructed Rabbi Pinchas Woolstone to take a trip to Brisbane, Australia, he was unsure of what he was expected to do there. He set out on his mission anyway, and by the time he arrived, he knew exactly what had to be done. (1980s)
By Tzvi Freeman
Purim is super-Kabbalistic. After all, Purim is all about disguise, secrets and intrigue. And there’s no greater secret than who you really are. Actually, there is. It’s the secret of who is Feivel.
By Jay Litvin
There is one benefit in feeling stupid, at least when you’re old: compassion.
By Yvette Miller
This was “their” Shabbat, and I noticed they treated it differently. They seemed to enjoy their food even more after planning the menu and doing the cooking. They were proud of how neat their rooms were, and took extra care to keep them tidy.
The spirit of Purim permeates the entire month, making it a time of unparalleled rejoicing and good mazal (fortune) for the Jewish people.
By Beryl Tritel
I find myself constantly getting hurt by others, and then refusing to talk to these people based on my perception of how they slighted me. How can I stop this cycle?
By Tzvi Freeman
I’m going to sound like a nerd, but I’m not. Do I have to drink on Purim?
By Yisroel Cotlar
It was an accident, but I feel so guilty and awfully depressed about it. I feel like my soul and body are contaminated forever.
By Dovid Margolin
Jewish community leaders and residents throughout Ukraine describe an air of increasingly worried uncertainty about the possibility of war. While some fear resurgent anti-Semitism, all are subject to the financial crisis hitting the nation.
By Menachem Posner
Gan Meorot, a Chabad-run preschool in Cordoba, a university city of 1.3 million located in the heart of Argentina, is making a big difference--and not just for the little ones--in the Jewish community there.
By Faygie Levy
The inaugural class of Gan Yisroel Community & Childcare Centre helped jump-start the new, award-winning Chabad center in Canberra, Australia's capital city.
By Yanki Tauber
“Today, two people came to see me. From one, I derived great pleasure; from the other, only aggravation . . .”
By Miriam Szokovski
By Yaakov Bressler
It’s important to concentrate on the beauty that “thorny” situations bear.