Malachi’s Friends

In the Torah portions that we are currently reading, it is noted time and again that as soon as the people arrived at a new place, they immediately erected the Mishkan, the people's spiritual center and beating heart.

How Do You See Yourself?

After all, summer vacation is not a vacation from values or from anything that is important to us. It's a vacation from school alone.

To Taste The Flavor

The most important question in life is how do we manage time, particularly the two months of vacation.

To Desire!

We need to pay attention to our bodies. We speak about values and Torah but ignore the fact that the body is the tool upon which values and Torah depend.

Our Children

Once they asked a wise man to talk about his greatest dream. He answered that he had many dreams and professional aspirations, but above...

Everyone Matters!

Even within large groups, or even within an entire nation, each individual has a special place and a unique mission. Each person is important.

Neta’s Triumph

Rabbi Greenblatt remembers that the rav stood in tallit and tefillin, looked him in the eyes, and gave him a blessing that he should become a talmid chacham and merit to live a long life. The second blessing materialized, he smiled, I hope the first did, too.

Our Brother

We are accustomed to transitioning from the sadness of Memorial Day to the joy of Independence Day, but how do we transition in the opposite direction, from independence to mourning?

What Did You Take From Pesach?

Don't say the holiday is over and done, but that the holiday has given us something more.

I Was A Slave In Egypt

One of the major messages of the Lubavitcher Rebbe was to utilize every situation in which we find ourselves for good.

Grandma’s Tears

Do not allow any bad thought to arise in our hearts, heaven forbid, neither when we are awake nor in a dream.

Three Messages From The Funeral

His son, Rabbi Shlomo Kanievsky touched the crowd with stories of childhood games played with his father, the mastermind, and uncovered a little bit about the relationship with his deceased wife, Batsheva.

Getting Excited For The Right Reason

On Shabbat we finished reading the book of Exodus with its emotional description of the completion of the Mishkan, the spiritual center that accompanied us in the desert. This apparently was the first crowd-funding endeavor of our people.

Shabbat In Kharkov, Ukraine

Alexander Kaganovsky, president of our cong. asked for silence and said: 'I want to thank all the emissaries who have stayed behind with us. For many years you have been saying that you are an inseparable part of us, but now you proved it in the moment of truth.'


These last two years have demonstrated how vital it is to feel solidarity not only toward those who have passed away but toward those who have been sick but are not yet fully recovered, toward business owners, toward coping parents, and, in fact, toward everyone who has been affected,--which means every one of us.

Lighting Until The Flame Rises On Its Own

Initially, we have the task of simply lighting a fire. To educate, to explain, to pay close attention and to inspire.

The Kotzker Rebbe: Brief But Deep

I would not want to worship a G-d whose ways are understood by the mind of mere mortals.

Leaving Egypt

Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak HaKohen Kook wrote: Leaving Egypt will forever represent spring for the entire world.

Wanted: Flexibility

The difference between the righteous and the wicked is in the longevity of positive passing thoughts.

Missing Out On Life’s Great Opportunities?

Do we grant ourselves time "to pause, look around, and consider" in order not to miss the announcement that redemption is coming, so that we can adjust the direction in which we are headed accordingly?


Ever since the funeral, thousands of people began to perform wonderful deeds in her memory – from distributing Shabbat candles and challahs throughout New York City to holding large havdalah gatherings for passersby in Jewish neighborhoods.

The Hasmoneans Of Our Generation

All they knew about her was that she was an older immigrant from the former Soviet Union. And then they discovered who she was: Ruth Alexandrovich, the famous prisoner of Zion.

Chanukah Thoughts From A Gadol

They sing a little, eat a little something, but fail to see what the holiday is teaching us: It's about the power of individuals and the power of faith.

In Memory Of Eliyahu David Kay, z”l

Several days ago, Eliyahu told a friend that after years in the army, in yeshiva, and in agriculture, he felt that when working at the Kotel he was completely living his dream.

An Idea To Handle With Care

This Torah portion offers us a yearly reminder: We need to check if people in the public eye are everything they seem to be

It’s Never Too Late To Find Out Who You Are

After 80 years, I finally know who I am and who my family members are, he said yesterday when he met his cousin in the city of Modi'in.

The Question Rabbi Sacks Was Asked The Most

Rabbi Sacks once said that he lectured hundreds of times a year, met thousands of people every month, and spoke constantly with people of every type throughout the world. Which question, do you suppose, was he asked most often?

The Message Of Tefillin – For Old And Young

When a Jew of any age or condition begins his day with tefillin, he takes the two most important forces in life and points them in the right direction.

What Real Education Is All About

We are accustomed to talk about our difficulties and hardships, but not to share our deliverance from them.

Reflection On Sukkot

When we examine the lives of the fathers of our nation, we see that they had to continually confront challenges and crises.


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