The Great Dialogue
The month of Nissan comes in the spring; after a long, cold, and lifeless winter, the world comes to life. The reawakening of Nature is (to anyone yet young in spirit and heart, and not soured by the years and embittered by time) a call from G-d to man.
A Purim in War Torn Galitzia
Many Jewish communities have their own unique stories of salvation. When faced with calamity, either from a tyrant, war, or some other impending danger, these communities miraculously escaped. This is the story of a small-town in Galitzia
How the Book of Esther’s Message of Unity Remains Acutely Relevant
As we celebrate Purim, perhaps we should look at the Talmudic interpretation of the holiday to better understand our contemporary era.
Purim: Guide for the Perplexed 2023
The Therapeutic Joy of Purim
“The joy of Purim, the merrymaking, the food, the drink, the whole carnival atmosphere, are there to allow us to live with the risks of being a Jew – in the past, and tragically in the present also – without being terrified, traumatised or intimidated.”
RABBI WAGENSBERG ON PURIM: “Turning 50”
Wishing all a Freilichen Purim!
The REAL Lesson of Tu Bishvat
If we believe in our ability to resurrect ourselves and are loyal to it, the land will blossom and give us back love in return.
A Chanukah Carol
A Tribute in 5 Parts to 8 Days and 1 Great Victorian Novelist
Ari Fuld on the Real Miracle of Chanukah
Ari Fuld uncovers and explores the real miracle and lessons of Chanukah.
Chanukah as the Rabbinic Zman Simchatenu
Wishing you a joyous Chanukah
A Sukkah Allegory
Reb Yisrael and his sons erected their sukkah adjacent to the kitchen door of their palatial home in one of the Five Towns, as they had done for many years in the past...
How Yom Kippur Changes Us
What have you achieved this past year with the help of God, and what would you like to achieve with His help next year?
Yom Kippur in a Nutshell
How does Yom Kippur help us focus on the future and on making a change?
Practical Strategies To Be Inscribed For A Good Year
The pasuk implies that only after Hashem extends his rachamim to this person and he is able to remain a compassionate person, will Hashem have rachmanus on him.
Rosh Hashana: The Three Stages Of Teshuva
At root, all of Klal Yisrael is one, an interconnected self. Each of our individual neshamos are part of a bigger whole, like individual cells that make up a single human body.
Why do we Mourn on Tisha Be’av?
Tisha Be’Av asks the ultimate questions, the same ones which Job confronted: Why do we lose what is most precious? Why do we suffer?
What are the Three Weeks & Tisha B’Av?
The Jewish national period of mourning.
17th of Tammuz
17th of Tammuz: Beginning 3 weeks of mourning for the destruction of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem.
Rabbi Wagensberg: Parshas Naso and Shavuos
Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach
Deepening Our Understanding Of Sefiras Ha’Omer And Shavuos
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?
Shavou’ot (Pentecost): Guide for the Perplexed, 2022
Wishing all a wonderful Holiday-
Lag B’Omer: Seizing Your Life’s Mission
Lag B’Omer is a remarkable enigma which presents a remarkable opportunity
LAG B’OMER & GRATITUDE
What Tony Robbins is teaching in the 21st century, Judaism has taught since its inception thousands of years ago.
Each of us Must Never Forget the Holocaust
Our best defence is not abstract principle but specific memory
The Hopeful Kippah
"A Yid has hope. This Yarmulke gave me hope during the Holocaust.”
Coffee And The Seder – Good To The Last Drop
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.
Purim to Pesach: G-d’s Love for His People and His Land
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.
Pesach Insights: Ensuring The Legacy Continues
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 on the Holidays | Passover: Freedom vs. Responsibility – 5778 (2018)
Ari Fuld discusses: What are we celebrating on Passover and what are the lessons to be learned?
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU NEED TO DO TO PREPARE FOR PESACH
There is no Jewish holiday and no Jewish experience that more divides the “haves” from the “have-nots” than Pesach.