Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach
The forty-nine days of sefiras ha’omer parallel the forty-nine-day process that the Jewish People went through upon leaving Egypt, before receiving the Torah. What is the meaning behind this process?
Wishing all a wonderful Holiday-
Lag B’Omer is a remarkable enigma which presents a remarkable opportunity
What Tony Robbins is teaching in the 21st century, Judaism has taught since its inception thousands of years ago.
Our best defence is not abstract principle but specific memory
"A Yid has hope. This Yarmulke gave me hope during the Holocaust.”
No one wants challenges and painful times, but amazingly, often after people have endured such situations, they will assert that now that it happened, they wouldn’t trade the experience.
If the ten days from Rosh Hashana to Yom Kippur are Days of Awe,I would posit that the days from Purim to Passover are Days of Love.
It is incumbent upon every parent to prepare a “lesson plan” of meaningful Torah directions to give over to their family on this most meaningful night.
Ari Fuld discusses: What are we celebrating on Passover and what are the lessons to be learned?
There is no Jewish holiday and no Jewish experience that more divides the “haves” from the “have-nots” than Pesach.
Pesach is the birthday celebration of the emergence of our people into the international arena
Wishing everyone a joyous Purim!
Mordechai understood the antidote: To stand firm, to stand strong, and to stand as a proud Jew, a Torah Jew. BE AN ISH YEHUDI, A PROUD JEW!
I am front and center for better or worse. And although I am naturally more comfortable sitting in the crowd than being up front, such is the role Hashem gave me, for better or worse. However, at the aufruf, wedding, and Sheva Brachos, I found myself primarily in a new role.
A bottle of wine is big and heavy, and when you give dozens of mishloach manos to friends and relatives, it can get quite expensive and tedious. Thankfully, the selection of smaller wine bottles and cans has grown tremendously.
Why 127 provinces? Well, that’s because Hashem wants to give us all the support and merit we can get. Sarah Emainu lived 127 years and Hashem wanted the merit of Sarah to bolster the efforts of Esther HaMalka who was queen over 127 provinces.
A great thing creates great strengths, however great strengths sometimes create confusion
If we continue to live as though God had only commanded us to subdue the Earth, we must be prepared for our children to inherit a seriously degraded planet, with the future of human civilisation put into question.
Asara B’Teves, the 10th of Teves, commemorates the beginning of the siege of Jerusalem by the Babylonian ruler Nebuchadnezzar that ultimately culminated with the First Temple’s destruction on the 9th of Av the following year.
On this day we learn to not only look at tragic events, but also on what led up to them. This is all the more important when talking about the Holocaust
In a sense, then, both Sephardim and Ashkenazim may be said to be following the Rambam.
We as Jews make sure to dream, but also help others dream! We care about the light, but we also care to shine for others!
Ari Fuld uncovers and explores the real miracle and lessons of Chanukah.
Ideally,nthe physical wisdom of the Greeks and Yefes are to reside within the tent of Shem, for science and the wisdom of the world to be in harmony with Torah. The problem occurred when the Greeks tried to destroy the Torah, which contradicted their ideology, and the Jews were forced to fight for their beliefs. This was the battle of Chanukah.
So many of us are caught in the hamster wheel of life--just get off for an instant to savor the moment
The same is true for all spiritual circles. The ideal is not to transcend the circular system, but to uplift it, to transform the circle into a spiral, to find innovative ways of creating newness within the circular system, not beyond it.