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.

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.

What Did Omri Casspi Tell Me?

At some point, I stopped and said to myself: 'Wait a minute, what is going on with me?' I felt a sense of obligation and began thinking: I represent something, but I know nothing about what I represent.

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.

Moving Forward

Is it better to complain, seek revenge, and hold a grudge? Or is it better to find a blessing within the curse?


What was Adam missing? After all, he had everything – a female companion, food, a Garden of Eden surrounding him. What was lacking?

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.

A Mega ‘Thank You’ At The Kotel

The intent of the prayer is to teach us to give thanks for surviving potentially life-threatening situations.

Wanted: Flexibility

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

Tanya – Three Truths

Here are three crucial truths from Tanya, the fundamental text that Chabad chassidim study in its entirety every year, concluding it on the 19th of Kislev:

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?

We Don’t Even Realize What We’re Missing

We are like poor people who do not know they are poor and how rich they could be.

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.

Envy Will Bury You Alive

Parshat Korach reminds us that seeing the good we have, and not coveting the good others have, is more urgent than almost anything else.

Never Stop

The Baal Shem Tov told his disciples that all the dozens of journeys detailed in this parshah exist also in each person's life – from the day of his birth to the day he leaves this world. In every journey, one has to move upwards and learn something new.

What Did You Take From Pesach?

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

Walking Into Freedom – Every Day

We are supposed to prepare for the 14th of Nissan, the day of the Exodus from Egypt. To study the holiday, to go through the Haggadah and, mainly, to go forth into freedom ourselves.

Searching Our Souls, Finding The Goodness Within

The biggest failure is to ignore failure. My approach is that failure guides me.

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.'

Rav Herzog – On His 60th Yahrzeit

"Starting today, every child to us is like one thousand children." These words were said by Rabbi Herzog to the Pope after the Holocaust when he went out on a journey to find Jewish children who were transferred to convents and monasteries to avoid deportation to Nazi concentration camps, and were baptized to Christianity there. Rav Herzog wound up returning many children to their faith, people, and homeland.

What’s Your Ark?

"Even when flood waters are raging all around us and everything looks bleak, there is a Noah's ark that can save us. When a person feels low and downcast, the best advice is: 'Make yourself into an ark' (Genesis 6:14).

Criticize or Praise?

It is the easiest to only praise, to be "all smiles and hearts," but if you truly care about someone, you do not flatter him. You help him become better.

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.

And Firing At Sderot Is Okay?

It's not normal to permit a reality such as this, and those living near the Gaza border have put up with it for 20 years.

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.

Forcing Israeli Athletes To Choose

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

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.

How Can We Sully Our Souls?

Rabbeinu Yonah, who passed away 756 years ago this week, wrote prolifically from the city of Girona, in medieval Spain, about repentance and self-improvement.


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