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A Kabbalist’s Guide to Hieroglyphics

By Boruch Cohen
This thing about the Jews “wandering” through the desert is a misconception. They were no more wandering through the desert than a spelling bee champion wanders through the alphabet.


By Chana Weisberg
Personal journeys. Relationship journeys. Our national cosmic journey . . .

Leadership at a Time of Crisis

By Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
In Judaism, leadership is not a luxury but a necessity. Ours is a small and intensely vulnerable people. Inspired, we rise to greatness. Uninspired, we fall.

Massei in a Nutshell

The Israelites’ journey from Egypt until now is detailed. The boundaries of the Land of Israel are given, and cities of refuge are designated.

How Does My Mitzvah Help a Soldier in Gaza?

By Tzvi Freeman
In a single being, locality is secondary. What happens in one part of a living being immediately changes the entire organism. Which is how the Jewish people works as well.

Humor Me Until It’s Over

By Julie Rothschild Levi
A kind word, a smile and a laugh are healing not only to each of our own individual souls; they’re the best salve for our collective one as well.

1967 Flashback

by Elaine Rosenberg Miller
It was an ordinary weekday. The rabbi stood at the lectern. The anguish and fear in the sanctuary was palpable.

Worth the Risk

Rabbi Mordechai Dubinsky readily agreed to host a young couple from Israel who came to the United States seeking treatment for the wife’s heart condition. What he didn’t expect was to also be involved in the birth of their first child. (1970s)

Tightrope Walking

By Tzvi Freeman
Rabbi Infinity demonstrates how the three rules of walking the wire apply in achieving your life goals. Doubt is the enemy; focus and confidence are your allies.

The Chassidic Dimension—Massei

By Berel Bell
An in-depth presentation of chassidic teachings on the weekly Parshah.

The Value of Doing Business

By Tzvi Freeman
A human being is a creature that looks at what is and sees the value of what could be. But how does this creature know? And from where does this new value come?

Castle or Prison?

By Miriam Szokovski
Physical darkness obscures and dims our vision, significantly handicapping one of our more sensitive senses. Nighttime can be frightening and misleading. Harmless objects appear menacing and take on lifelike properties . . .

“By Accident” Doesn’t Exist in Judaism

By Joannie (Henya) Tansky
Many people on both sides of the ocean come together to bury a Jew whom no one knew.

When to Wear a Mask

By Miriam Adahan
“Be your authentic self” is a message that we often hear in today’s culture. So it may be surprising to see that Psalms itself advocates deception when necessary.

Fallen Soldier Mourned in Texas Home Town

By Menachem Posner
The Jewish community of South Padre Island, Texas, is mourning the loss of native-born Sgt. Sean Carmeli, one of thirteen soldiers from the Golani brigade who died in battle overnight in Gaza.

A Determined Resolve as Israel Buries Its Fallen Soldiers Amid New Casualties

By Yaakov Ort
As funerals for soldiers killed in battle over the weekend, the IDF announced that seven more ground troops and officers had died on Monday. As family, friends and fellow soldiers gathered to mourn, there was a determined resolve that was palpable everywhere.

Shared Lots Make Good Neighbors: Synagogue and Mosque Pave the Way

By Carin M. Smilk
A doctor decides to help out a rabbi, building on strong ties and mutual respect between a Chabad center and the mosque next door.

In Skokie, Digging Deep Into Torah at the Start of the Day

By Menachem Posner
A class for early risers takes root, as pre-prayer-goers discover analyzing text is “really fun”

Why Do We Tear Our Clothes After a Death?

By Aron Moss
When someone passes on, it is a tragedy. They have been lost to their family and friends, and there is a feeling of separation and distance that seems beyond repair.

Which Year Was the Second Temple Destroyed, 69 CE or 70 CE?

By Yehuda Shurpin
In some articles on your site it says the Second Temple was destroyed in 69 CE, and in others it says 70 CE. So what year was it?

The Fox in the Vineyard

From the Midrash
The fox could see what luscious grapes grew in the vineyard, but the hole in the fence was too small for him. So he fasted for three days until he became thin enough to slip through . . .


By Miriam Szokovski
I love how versatile ratatouille is. It tastes good both cold and warm. You can serve it over rice or quinoa for a filling vegetarian meal, or alongside chicken, meat or fish for a flavorful, light side.

Destruction of Solomon’s Temple

By James Herman
This painting, completed in 2002, references Jeremiah 52:12–23.

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On Friday, July 25, 2014,
Light Shabbat Candles at 7:44 PM

Torah Reading: Massei
Numbers 33:1-36:13

Halachic Times for Conejo Valley

Latest Shema 9:31 AM
Shekia (Sunset) 8:03 PM
Tzeit (nightfall) 8:37 PM

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