1. Rosh Hashanah (“the beginning of the year” in Hebrew), the Jewish New Year (5,779), is celebrated on the first day of the Jewish...
Being a Torah Jew means "Making It Happen" 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. It requires determination, focus and lots of positive energy but it's all worth it because we were chosen for this job above 99% of the world so Hashem knows we can do it.
The sages make a fascinating but perplexing comment concerning the actions of Aaron, brother of Moses....
I will ask for forgiveness and tell all the people that I spoke Lashon Hara, gossip, about them and lose all my friends. I will give chocolate to all the people who I spoke Lashon Hara about, so they will like me again.
“When you realize that you are the one carrying them and taking their tefillos to the Ribono Shel Olam, that shift puts everything into perspective.”
my reply to those who seem to groan when they hear about the 40 days of Selichot, my answer is that I love them and look forward each year to reciting them
The last month of the Jewish calendar is actually the most important – serving as preparation for the High Holidays.
Our job is to make sure we can answer the call of ayeka, where are you? Are you taking responsibility?
Although Tisha B’Av marks the day in which both Jewish Temples were destroyed, the Jewish People endured many tragic events on this specific day throughout history. Despite this, we endure and are the Eternal People
What is the connection between feeling more connected to God and having the Temple? And why does that require sacrifices?
The 9th Day of Av Guide for the Perplexed
Wishing you a Tzom kal (an easy fast)
Overview and laws of the Jewish national day of mourning.
Let us use these Nine Days for self-reflection about the issue that first led to our crying during these days. And let us consider what Shlomo Mula was willing to do to make it to Israel, crossing a desert by foot.
Rules and guidance for the Jewish national period of mourning.
‘What can a person do against the trend of the times!’” A question in every generation. Compromise at home is good; compromise in Torah is not. Knowing the difference will bring the final ge’ulah.
Chag Sameach-Happy Shavuout!
Happy Lag Ba’Omer and PLEASE BE CAREFUL with your bonfire.
Rabbi Akiva must have made love of fellow man the very essence of his curriculum. Yet it was his disciples who failed to treat each other with mutual respect. How do we understand the deaths of Rabbi Akiva’s students?
Israel fully understands that with power and wealth comes responsibility; it does not panic every time it is criticized; and can finally plan for the next 70 years instead of worrying about the next 70 days.
SPECIAL FOR THE 7TH DAY OF PESACH
Wishing all a Happy Passover!
Jabotinsky’s story is said to be adapted to the psychology of four typical children.
I beg you to ask yourself this question: Which sounds will ring in your children’s ears in the future when they think back to Pesach in their home? Will it be moans, groans, bitterness and complaints or will they remember the joyous sounds of an energized family eagerly preparing for a meaningful Yom Tov?
Look into the darkness, to search for the source of faithful illumination that can guide us along the path of spiritual integrity. The flames of the Chanukah menorah shine bright out of the deepest darkness, when the days are shortest and the cold of winter has descended.