Based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
In his daily life, the Jew must be a Joseph; but his education must be provided by a Judah.
By Chany Vaknin
Nancy called my father, complaining that the school van never came to pick up her kids. It didn’t take long for my father to realize what I had done . . .
Joseph reveals his identity to his brothers, who are overcome with remorse. They return to Canaan and bring their father, Jacob, to be reunited with his son after 22 years. Joseph becomes wealthy, and Pharaoh gives his family the fertile land of Goshen as their own.
By Sara Bressler Rutz
Nearly three years ago I decided to drop Judaism entirely. I was fed up with the entire venture.
By Karen Rapaport
The light I speak of is not harnessed through modern technology nor emitted through halogen bulbs. It is a spiritual light.
By Elana Mizrahi
It’s easy for me to cook and clean, arrange for things and do the shopping, make phone calls and give baths, but it’s not so easy for me to be present while I’m doing these things.
By Rochel Chein
Chanukah is not specifically mentioned, since the story happened after the Torah was written. Nevertheless, G‑d, who is above the limitations of time, included in the Torah allusions to Chanukah.
By Yehuda Shurpin
Why does this specific prayer depend on a secular date rather than a Jewish one?
There is a prevalent misconception that in order to demonstrate their equality, women need to imitate men. But the need to imitate someone else implies an inferior self-perception.
By Shimona Tzukernik
Tevet is the month associated with the soul of wisdom, which is characterized by our ability to nullify ourselves. Righteous indignation, too, cannot be about me or my ego, but must come from a place of surrender to something beyond myself.
By Ben-Tzion Krasnianski
The House of Shammai says: “On the first day of Chanukah, one lights eight lights; from here on, one progressively decreases.” The House of Hillel says: “On the first day, one lights a single light; from here on, one progressively increases.” (Talmud, Shabbat 21b)
By Abbey Wolin
Join Abbey in decorating an apron or T-shirt using a technique from the pros!
By Blumie Raskin
“One by one, the pawnbroker weighed the items to discern their value. But when he picked up the heart necklace—Momma suddenly let out a shout, ‘No!’”
By Dovid Zaklikowski
Sitting in front of a classroom year after year challenges teachers to bring new enthusiasm to their students. Rabbi Yechiel Malov often found himself dealing with this difficulty.
This month begins with the last days of Chanukah. By internalizing the message of the ever-increasing lights of the menorah—reminding us of the power of good over evil—we are able to reveal the good which is hidden in our lives and in the world around us.
By Miriam Szokovski
By Lisa Stander-Horel and Tim Horel
Need a gluten-free option? Try these crispy potato latkes!
By Dovid Margolin
Jewish teens and young adults worldwide are sharing the light of Chanukah on social media sites like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook this year, using the hashtag #sharethelights.
By Karen Schwartz
Sand menorahs, ice menorahs, a tiki menorah in Hawaii … unique, to be sure. But here comes the 5.5-foot-tall robot named “Isaac" who will light the menorah on Wednesday night in trendy San Francisco.