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What Can The Ari Teach The Average Jew?

The Ari HaKadosh – Rabbi Yitzchak ben Shlomo Luria (1534-1572) – passed away 446 years ago this week. Here is a simple teaching from him.

Rav Ovadia Yosef, zt”l

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

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...

Landing After Sukkot

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

Tips In His Pocket

An inspired and inspiring list of "SHOULDS" for Elul--and the whole year

The Perils Of Boredom

What is the connection between the story of the spies and of Korach?

Torah From A TV Anchor

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

Rabbi Landau: How To Prepare For Pesach

According to Chassidus, the general redemption needed to be preceded by personal redemptions from every single person. That is, every person should prepare himself to be redeemed from all the elements that hinder his life

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:

Preparing For The New Year

l the parshiyot we read during Elul serve as reminders for how we can fix and improve our lives before the coming new year. The opening verses of each of these parshiyot point toward the direction we should go

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.

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.

The Calf Vs. Torah

All that's gold does not glitter-in truth

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.

Forcing Israeli Athletes To Choose

Sports or Judaism--two top athletes made the right decision

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.

‘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

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!

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?"

Nothing Influences A Person More

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

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.”

‘Wings Of Spirit’

Rav Kook's gift for the days of Elul.

Israel’s First Elections – A Remarkable Memory

“After 2,000 or more years of exile, you could say that from the six days of Creation until this day, we have not merited to see a day like this, that we are holding elections in a Jewish state. Shehechiyanu! Blessed is the One that kept us alive and sustained us and brought us to this day!" When Torah meets democracy.

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.

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.

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