True Beauty

The Mishkan’s construction is described at length, down to the finest detail. What, in fact, is the importance of these small details?

And Your Children Will Return To Their Borders

They are a reminder that everything can suddenly be turned upside down – and turn out for the best.

Outstanding Evaluations For Outstanding Children

One example of the special evaluations that school children in Israel have received in recent days is a Certificate of Heroism.

Soldier Learns the Entire Tanach in 100 Days

He related that when he was called up for reserve duty, he tried to think of something that would be spiritually fulfilling, and decided that whenever he’d have some spare time, he’d study Tanach with the commentary of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz.

How Are You?

This is not only about resiliency or a return to the routine of daily life and normal functioning. It is rather growth as a direct, beneficial consequence of the trauma itself.

He Gave His Kidney, And Then He Gave His Life

For six years I underwent dialysis until he arrived and saved me.

To Dream

It seems that we are living in a dream world. Reality is more outlandish than anything imaginable.

Creating A World With Words

It is therefore always a good idea to put a time limit on our negative emotions. Instead of just saying, 'It's very hard for me,' say 'It's very hard for me right now.'

Total Devotion: An Extended Yom Kippur Fast In Auschwitz

It's the story of two girls in Auschwitz who wanted to fast on Yom Kippur (even though according to halacha or Jewish law they were not, of course, required to do so).

Happiest Days Of The Year

Moshe relates that people are now coming into the store to talk about the sign, but not to seek an apology.

Ishay Ribo’s Success Belongs To Us All

This night proved that Judaism does not belong only to grandma, but also to her grandchildren.

2 Friends, 42 Years Of Daily Talmud Study

The two friends have been studying together every day for 42 years and are completing the Talmud for the sixth time.

A Kindergarten Teacher Who Fell In The Line Of Duty

Just as there are grieving parents and siblings after someone is killed, in this case there are grieving children – those who will start the school year without their beloved preschool teacher.

Renew Yourself

Have you ever thought about the hobby of the guy who cleans your street? Or his dreams? The city of Akko – as reported by journalist Yair Kraus – has put up new signs which make its sanitation workers into stars.

The Inspiring Filter Of The Land Of Israel

All of us can identify with one or more of the following scenarios: next to our bed, a pile of books that we began but didn't finish; a computer screen full of open web page tabs scrunched together at the top of the screen...

Be Good

Here is some practical advice regarding our current period of mourning as we approach Tisha B'Av.

Our Constant Challenge

Indeed, we know what is of primary and what is of secondary importance in life, yet this understanding is not always easy to apply.

On Keeping Some Things To Ourselves

Perhaps you are familiar with this question: “If a tree fell in the forest and no one heard it, did it make a sound?” Or,...

No More Strife

It would seem that this is an appropriate week to distance ourselves from Korach's path and put an end to all lingering controversy and strife.

A Chief Rabbi And A Great Father Too

He would praise me even for grades that were not so good. He wanted me to feel good and successful even if I did not receive a hundred percent.

What Do We Do On Lag BaOmer?

Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai told his students that everything depends on the affability between us. Love and unity and affability are the foundation of everything.

I Am Not A Robot!

I once went on a group tour of Mount Herzl and happened to meet Miriam Peretz there. She lost two sons to war and, turning to our group, spoke as follows: Stones and living water are not just meant as customs. They incorporate a perspective that we must take with us as we venture forth from this holy day.

Knowledge is Power: 6 ESSENTIAL Facts about the Holocaust

We face Holocaust denial, ignorance, and forgetfulness, as well as claims that the Holocaust was not a unique or particularly anti-Jewish event. It is therefore more important than ever not only to remember what happened, but to make a commitment never to forget.

To Really Understand A Question

Before the Exodus from Egypt, when everything seemed stuck, when no solution had yet appeared on the horizon, the redemption began when the nation of Israel simply lifted its eyes towards heaven and cried out to G-d.

But What About The Current Situation?

After the presentation, I heard the latest news from Israel. But it seemed that in Italy tonight, we had somehow covered the current situation.

The Meanings Of Sacrifice

Shabbat does not only last 25 hours; Shabbat reverberates throughout the entire week and is meant to favorably influence our six days of work and other activities.

To Look Beneath The Surface

It would appear that we are hopelessly divided, especially at this time. But things are not always as they seem.


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