By Sholom Kesselman
We must be authentic in the way we present ourselves—not only holy and pure on the outside, but on the inside as well.
By Rochel Holzkenner
Last week I carried out a social experiment...
Based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
The two great Torah commentaries of Rashi and Nachmanides debate the arrangement of the bells and pomegranates on the edge of the high priest’s robe. The Rebbe sees this as a discussion on the nature of noise, imperfection and superficiality.
A condensation of the weekly Torah portion alongside select commentaries culled from the Midrash, Talmud, Chassidic masters, and the broad corpus of Jewish scholarship.
By Chana Kroll
It isn't mere coincidence that every totalitarian regime in history, as the first step in cementing its hold on the people under its rule, has first exerted control over their memory...
“You didn’t know the real Josh,” his father told me when I came to his house during the shivah. “You knew him only after he became a user.”
By Stacey Goldman
When I was sixteen, I went to Israel for two months and gained about twenty pounds. I had been thin, even skinny, my whole life and never gave my weight a second thought...
By Yehuda Shurpin
I was wondering whether, from a Jewish perspective, it is okay to sacrifice animals for research and therapeutic purposes.
By Aron Moss
I go jogging every Friday afternoon and often pass your synagogue. I see you are getting some nice crowds. To be honest I don't see why people go to services every single Shabbat.
By Yehoshua B. Gordon
The portion of Teztaveh coincides around the birthday and passing of Moses. The special qualities of Moses’ leadership enable us to discover our very own potential.
By Miriam Lipskier
How the Jewish people, and particularly Jewish women, have been experts in maintaining our spiritual identity even in foreign soils.
Why does the Megillah describe the extravagance of Achashveirosh’s feast in such great detail, which is irrelevant to the miracles or themes of Purim?
By Miriam Szokovski
Pair these two items for a popcorn themed mishloach manot that kids will love.
By Leah Raab
The mitzvah and kindness of a young girl giving tzedakah (charity) to a needy man transforms an otherwise dark street scene into a bright place.
Jerusalem Talmud Tractate (Sotah 1:4) and Midrash Rabbah
Her husband had said, “I swear that you will not enter my house until you spit in the rabbi's face.”
By Mindy Rubenstein and Carin M. Smilk
It has been 75 years since the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe ararrived on America’s shores. In that time, the Chabad-Lubavitch movement has developed into a vibrant presence, with the most dramatic recent growth among young families. This is well documented in South Florida.
By Faygie Levy
Nearly 1,000 gathering from Feb. 27 to March 1, including first-time contingent from Singapore.
By Uriel Heilman, JTA
Golshim L’Chaim program flies them to Colorado, where they learn to ski and overcome certain obstacles.