There’s Nothing Profound About Melancholy

Rebbetzin Yemima Mizrachi: "We live in a joy-challenged society. Today, joy must be learned. It is precisely joy, which everyone treats lightly, that requires serious consideration on our part."

What Menachen Begin Taught Us

27 years ago, on the 4th day of Adar Sheni, Menachem Begin passed away. Here are 3 enduring messages from his legacy.

The Blessing Of Rejection

“Also, you should know, that this rejection, as painful as it is for you today, upgrades you. It transforms you into people who know how to believe in themselves even when others don’t always believe in them." Encouragement to students applying to HS. Words of wisdom: Believe in Yourself!

Torah From A TV Anchor

“The boy from Russia who was not accepted to study physics because he was a Jew is now part of a team that is sending off a spacecraft containing a disk with the entire Hebrew Bible scanned onto it and an Israeli flag.”

The Calf Vs. Torah

All that's gold does not glitter-in truth

True Leadership

Moshe was a stutterer and did not look for a leadership role, but he proved that one can lead even without charisma – through the power of faith, prayer, and a sense of mission.

Tips To Be Miserable

To avoid misery, read the 6-steps to misery--and completely side-step these landmines

‘Tweets’ From The Kotzker

Long before social media posts and tweets, the Kotzker delivered messages in short, bite-size form. Here are just a few of his gems

I Want It Now!

Tu B'Shevat is a reminder once a year of the most important commodities: patience, continued labor, investment, devotion.

Vote For Moshe Rabbeinu

Of course, we do not expect our elected leaders to be Moshe Rabbeinu---but wouldn't it be great if just one were great.

Yichus Is Not Enough

Great loss to Israel and the Yemenite community.

Torah From A TV Anchor

BH Baruch HaShem: B&H is a real Kiddush Hashem

We All Belong To A Larger Story

This year, on the 10th of Tevet, on this sad day, we received news of the passing of Rona Ramon z"l, wife of Ilan Ramon, z"l, and mother of Asaf Ramon, z"l.

Sincerity Melts Walls

In Vayigash, Yehudah teaches us what attitude we should have in life: Sincerity

On Rav Steinman And Tooting One’s Own Horn

It has been one year since the passing of Rabbi Aharon Leib Shteinman at the age of 104, on Chanukah Eve. Many stories were...

Aphorisms To Live By

Tuesday was the 23rd yahrzeit of Rabbi Moshe Tzvi Neriah, founder of the Bnei Akiva yeshivot, educator, revolutionary, author, Rabbi Kook's disciple, and Israel Prize laureate. Here are just a few phrases from the great legacy that he left:

We, Too, Have A Dream

Jacob's dream revealed to us that there is another dimension: a vertical one, a spiritual, hidden, top-down one, which we do not see.

Nothing Influences A Person More

This weeek's parsha teaches us two pillars of life...

Why Do Lubavitchers Do It?

What motivates Chabad emissaries? Yitzchak's work is also our work – to dig wells. To believe that under the dirt and dust and all the layers, there is clear, sweet water. Even if someone seems indifferent, distant, and cynical – even wicked – that is just an outer shell. Inside there is a soul, there is life.

Be Honest, Seek Truth

"The first man, Adam, whose greatness is unfathomable, nevertheless raised Cain, the first murderer. In contrast, Terach, who was an idol worshiper, raised Avraham, the founder of our nation and the one who established faith in One G-d. How can this be?"

Rav Ovadia Yosef, zt”l

A memorial to Rav Ovadia Yosef (ZT"l) in his daughters' recollections

People Are More Important

A society in which nobody cares about a person who falls down and dies, but mourns a stone that falls, is a society that has a problem; it cares more about physical progress than human life.

Landing After Sukkot

Wishing you a great start to a great new year. Shana Tova!

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