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Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis

Rebbetzin Jungreis’s Viewpoint

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Posted on: November 28th, 2014

JudaismParsha

A person who truly feels that everything is a blessing from G-d will count his blessings and realize just how much he has.

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The Story of Jacob and Esau (2010) 11 x 19, bronze relief by Lynda Caspe. Courtesy Derfner Judaica Museum – Hebrew Home at Riverdale
 

Posted on: November 28th, 2014

JudaismParsha

Yaacov returns the stolen blessing of material wealth and physical might to Esav

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Posted on: November 27th, 2014

JudaismParsha

The Jew, from the perspective of the name Yaakov, is dependent on the non-Jewish world. This can be seen today in the relationship between the State of Israel and the United States

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Posted on: November 27th, 2014

JudaismColumnsLessons In Emunah

Yet, ultimately, looking back, these “setbacks” turned out to be really for the patient’s best – for the good.

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Posted on: November 27th, 2014

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Posted on: November 27th, 2014

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

In the afternoon, he reached into his pocket to check for the money, but it was empty. "The $50 bill must have fallen out," Alex exclaimed. "It's got to be in one of the rooms I was just at."

 

Posted on: November 27th, 2014

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

Although the conversion ceremony involves more than circumcision and immersion, these are the two essential requirements, without which the conversion is ineffective.

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Posted on: November 27th, 2014

JudaismAsk the Rabbi

Question: If Abraham was commanded to circumcise his descendants on the eighth day, why do Arabs – who claim to descend from Abraham through Yishmael – wait until their children are 13 to circumcise them? I am aware that this is a matter of little consequence to our people. Nevertheless, this inconsistency is one that piques my curiosity. M. Goldman (Via E-mail)

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Posted on: November 27th, 2014

JudaismParsha

Rashi in Shabbos 9b writes that the reason why the tefillah of Ma’ariv is a reshus is because it was instituted corresponding to the burning of the eimurim from the korbanos – which was performed at night.

The-Shmuz
 

Posted on: November 27th, 2014

JudaismParsha

It almost sounds as if Hashem is saying, “I have to keep Yaakov from getting too comfortable; otherwise he will forget Me. I can’t promise him sustenance because then he won’t need Me. He won’t write. He won’t call. He won’t love Me anymore.”

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Posted on: November 27th, 2014

JudaismHalacha & Hashkafa

The Decree Of 1587 “Two Kabs Of Dinars Were Given…To King Yanai” (Yevamos 61a)

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
 

Posted on: November 27th, 2014

JudaismColumnsRabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

Simply too many cases of prayers being answered to deny it makes a difference to our fate. It does.

Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis
 

Posted on: November 27th, 2014

JudaismRebbetzin's Viewpoint

Prayer is our language: Hakol kol Yaakov – the voice is the voice of Jacob – the voice of prayer.

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Posted on: November 27th, 2014

JudaismParsha

Jacob cries, overcome by the knowledge that his great love for Rachel will end in unbearable pain.

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Posted on: November 27th, 2014

JudaismParshaThe 10 Minute Parsha

There's a perfect mirror between Jacob running away from Esav to when he reunites with his brother.

Dante's Vision of Rachel and Leah
 

Posted on: November 26th, 2014

JudaismParshaRedeeming Relevance / Rabbi Francis Nataf

Yitzhak called you Esav and you answered him, then he called you Yaakov and you also answered him!”

Rabbi Avi Weiss
 

Posted on: November 21st, 2014

JudaismParsha

Yitzchak thought the Jewish people needed dual leadership: Eisav the physical; Yaakov the spiritual

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Posted on: November 21st, 2014

JudaismParsha

According to the Sefer Yetzirah, the nature of the month of Kislev is sleep.

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Posted on: November 21st, 2014

JudaismColumnsChodesh Tov/Rabbi Hanoch Teller

Though braggarts come across as conceited, their boasting often reflects a low sense of self-regard

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Posted on: November 21st, 2014

JudaismParsha

Not every child can live up to our hopes or expectations, but every child is loved by Hashem.

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