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?
The Soul of Israel: Yom Kippur - Renewed and Awake

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

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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?

17th of Tammuz

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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?

Lag B’Omer: Seizing Your Life’s Mission

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.

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)

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There is no Jewish holiday and no Jewish experience that more divides the “haves” from the “have-nots” than Pesach.

Chometz v. Matzoh

Pesach is the birthday celebration of the emergence of our people into the international arena

Assimilation is Not the Answer to Antisemitism

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!

Letting Them Shine: Purim As Experienced By A New Shver

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.

Royal Wine: This Little One Will Be Great

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.

Maximizing The Mitzvah Of Krias Megillah

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.

Chag Tu B’Shvat Sameach

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Rav Sacks (zt”l) Reflects on Tu BiShvat

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.


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