The Righteous Academy (Now Accepting Admiss...

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One of the most famous figures in the Chassidic world is Rabbi Elimelech of Lizensk, who is also sometimes referred to by the name of

Secrets behind mankind’s creation ...

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“Let us create man in our image and our likeness.” Who was God addressing before creating man? The sages offer four different answers, the deepest

Where Chabad and Breslov Meet

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[Translator’s note: the key word in this article is תְּמִימוּת which generally refers to “sincerity” (Yiddish: ehrnstkeit). Since it has a number of different nuances it has

19 Kislev: Redoubling our Efforts to Spread...

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Anyone who is released from prison must thank God. But, only under very special circumstances does such an event become a festive day that is

19 Kislev: Prisoners’ Solidarity – ...

Feb 19, 2014No Comments

Rabbi Shneur Zalman coined the phrase, “living with the times” which means to live life in the light of the weekly Torah portion; and to

The Heart that Never Sleeps: My Perfect One...

Feb 18, 2014No Comments

The Jew reaches the highest level of service–“my perfect one”–when he perfects” G-d in His relationship to the world (in His revealed presence in the

The Heart that Never Sleeps: The Voice of M...

Feb 18, 2014No Comments

Teshuva begins with the spontaneous sensing of one’s heartbeat. This is called “arousal from above”, since any spontaneous sensation of spiritual light is a gift given

The Heart that Never Sleeps: Yet My Heart I...

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Here, “heart” does not refer to the emotive powers of the heart, such as the conscious love of G-d. These powers, along with the power

The Heart that Never Sleeps: Open to Me

Feb 16, 2014No Comments

In order to “see” the Creator, the initial “arousal from above must be followed by “arousal from below”. In the Song of Songs G-d and

The Heart that Never Sleeps: And My Locks w...

Feb 13, 2014No Comments

Only with the most intense yet sublime might can infinite kindness and leisure be conveyed to finite recipients. This might effects the contraction (tzimtzum) of