By Tzvi Fishman This article was published in the June 7th edition of The Jewish Press https://www.jewishpress.com/in-print/e-edition/e-edition-june-7-2019/2019/06/07/ The Festival of Shavuot centers about the giving
The two elements of fire and water unite in the Temple. The two elements of air and earth unite in the Land of Israel. In
The name of this month, Av, means “father.” This is the month to connect to our parents (father and mother) and honor them. “Honor your
Both the mind and the heart possess an “inner eye.” On Shabbat the inner eye of the mind opens to see Godliness in contemplative meditation.
There are six things that one must clarify: Who am I? Where am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going? Who put
Meditative prayer lifts us up and out of our mundane reality. The early chasidim would meditate an hour, pray an hour, then meditate an additional
Torah is the blueprint of reality. Blue is the color of the sea, the sky, and the Throne of Glory. White – transcendence, blue –
Today, the 20th of Tevet, marks the passing of Moses Maimonides, named “the great eagle,” master of law, philosophy, and medicine. In his interactions with
For true peace on earth there must be one religion for all mankind. That religion is Judaism: 613 commandments for Jews and 7 for non-Jews.
Education need not apply the rod. Chasidic education teaches, with pleasantness, both wisdom and how to fight and beat the enemies of Israel. In terms