Are We The Muse?

Dare I say that, the fact that we keep the Temple alive 2000 years after its destruction, continue to connect to God even after the Holocaust, and we pray even on this horrible day, INSPIRES God?
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Tisha B’Av Special: Uncovering the Ashes of First Temple Period Jerusalem

In the City of David, the place where Jerusalem began, the evidence of those periods and their tragic end are being revealed, bringing to light all that was lost and the incredible endeavors to reveal and rebuild our beloved and eternal capital.
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Rabbi Sacks’ Message for Tisha B’Av During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Here is a short message as we head towards Tisha B'Av and will be marked in strange and difficult circumstances because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Forms of Mourning: Crying: Opening the Constraints

We are taught that only a cry accompanied by joy in our ability to cry to God can open our restraints; The cry must itself be an expression of restrained joy

Watch: “Your Children Will Come Home” – The Hope Beyond the Tears of Tisha...

How is it that Rachel’s tears evoke such a powerful response from God? If we can make sense of this passage, it may be able to shed light on our process of mourning on Tisha B’Av, and help our tears and grief become a catalyst for action.

Tisha B’Av 2020: Call of the Shofar

May we soon celebrate together at a rebuilt Beit HaMikdash.

The Missing Shul

I daven that this will be the last Shavuos we will be forced to be socially distant from each other. Missing you all and pining to get back home.

Ari Fuld on Shavuot: On the Indigenous People of Israel and Why There is...

Ari talks about the holidays of Shavuot and Yom Kippur, the Shofar that connects the two holidays, and the indigenous people of the Land of Israel.

Experiencing Shavuos as We Spiral Through Time

Our mission is to make this Shavuos the next step in our evolutionary spiral through time. We must not only re-accept what we have already accepted, we must take it to the next level,

Corona Lag B’Omer: Celebrating Together Apart!

This year more than ever, the spiritual teachings of Lag B’Omer and unity take on a new relevance when the physical health of our community depends on each other as well. As we dance together but apart this Lag B’Omer

How Can You Not Say Shehecheyanu On Yom HaAtzma’ut?

When people asked Rav Goren why he recited Shehecheyanu, he replied with typical sarcasm: "Don't worry, I have a new tie."

Mimouna: The Very Opposite of Social Distancing

As sundown falls on the holiday of Passover, Sephardic Jews everywhere will celebrate the centuries-old tradition of Mimouna—but this year, things won’t be the same.

From Pesach Fear to Pesach Cheer

I polled my kids to find out what stood out in their minds, hoping that their recollections went beyond a cranky mommy who wasn’t always at her best.

And Us He Took Out of There

The Seder celebrates freedom by emphasizing ideas I am not sure we remember, chief among them some unusually relevant this year

Preparing for my First Passover without Family

I’ll miss my mother’s cooking and my dad’s historical commentary that accompanies reading the Haggadah at the seders.

Coronavirus Q&A with Rav Hershel Schachter

Questions and answers with Rav Hershel Schachter shlit”a, regarding situations arising from the coronavirus crisis. Transcribed by Rabbi Pini Dunner (assisted by Michael Bernstein). This transcript has been approved by Rav Hershel...

Sanzer Rebbe: Don’t Fret About Cleaning For Pesach

Although righteous women have been accustomed to devoting all their energy to preparing the house for Passover, this year must be different.

The Purim Press

Our Purim Supplement for 2020

Purim Guide for the Perplexed

Rules, halachot, laws and history for Purim. Have a Happy Purim!

Ari Fuld on Purim

Purim is about recognizing the miracles in everyday life and not being afraid to do the right thing.

Tu B’Shvat: Israel’s Green Day and The Hydroponics Revolution

We must transition to a more sustainable agriculture. We need an Israeli Green Revolution.

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