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Mother Rachel and the Birth of Natural Consciousness

Kabbalah teaches that mother Rachel symbolizes the Jewish People.

What is the Meaning Behind the Hoshanot Prayers on Sukkot?

The Torah emphasizes the joy of Sukkot, for after a season of labor, we celebrate our prosperity.

The Sukkot State of Mind

The encounter with the timeless stability of the divine occurs within the Sukkot.

Having Chol HaMoed Fun – Together.

So just in case you're stuck in the house this Chol HaMoed – because there's a new baby or because someone has a cold – not because of anything worse, here are six ideas for family fun at home.

Sukkot-‘Hodu’ L’Hashem

What is the nostalgia for? The answer comes with Succot.

Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) Guide for the Perplexed, 2014‏

Sukkot is a universal holiday, inviting all peoples to come on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

Turning the Bad Into Good – It All Depends On You!

Only 1 mitzvah I couldn't keep in their prison: Sukkah; How could I build a Sukkah in a KGB camp!

A New Year’s Blessing

The special quality of the year 5775 (תשע"ה) is “nine months of pregnancy” תִּשְׁעָה יַרְחֵי לֵידָה

Sukkah Chandelier – Three Ways!

Give your sukkah an aura of polished grace with one of these breathtaking chandeliers!

Yom Kippur Guide for the Perplexed, 2014‏

Yom Kippur is observed on the tenth day of Tishrei - an Acadian word for forgiveness and Genesis.

Reflecting on Kol Nidre

Sometimes terrible things – things like the Akeidah – actually unlock our potential and make us far greater than we otherwise would be.

Yom Kippur Greeting #20

We aim for a virtuous cycle of creation and rest and yet more creation

May One Wear Crocs on Yom Kippur?

Contrary to popular belief, the Talmud never explicitly limits the ban on footwear to leather shoes.

Fast of Gedaliah

On Sunday, Jews will be refraining from food and drink from dawn until sunset to commemorate the Fast of Gedaliah. Following Nebuchadnetzar’s destruction of the...

The Sands of the Sea

As we enter the Days of Awe, we must recognize that it is a joy to honor and serve true royalty.

‘Now the World Will Know Jewish Blood Isn’t Free’

A statement issued by the Frenkel, Yifrach and Sha'ar families thanks Israel for 'justice served.'

Tunnel Vision

Hamas' tunnels were destroyed as were plans for their unparalleled terror attacks on Rosh Hashana.

ABC’s of Elul

If you had an important court date scheduled – one that would determine your financial future, or even your very life – you'd be...

When This is Finally Over….

When we return to our routines, things don’t have to go back to exactly the way they were.

Rabbi Yaakov Weinberg zt”l: Exile and Its Egregious Effects

The Three Weeks determines the "who we are and how we live" as Jews.

The Ten Commandments: The Inside Story

It isn't beneath G-d to personally interfere in the workings of this world, to liberate a persecuted nation from the hand of their oppressors.

Shavou’ot (Pentecost) Guide for the Perplexed, 2014

The 49 days between Passover and Shavou'ot are dedicated to enhancing one's behavior, following in the footsteps of the Jews, who forged/enhanced their own national character during the 40 years in the desert.

‘In Every Generation They Try To Destroy Us…’

Amazingly, each and every blade was green and moist as if it was just freshly cut.

Pesach – The Holiday of Freedom

All the commentaries ask why Hashem focuses on the Exodus as opposed to saying, “I am Hashem who created the entire world.”

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