All posts by Gal Einai

A Healing Heart

May 06, 2021Comments off

“A tranquil heart is the life of the flesh, but envy is the rottenness of the bones” (Proverb 14:30). The Ibn Ezra explains: “The heart

Rabbi Isaac of Homil: A Sense for Divine In...

May 06, 2021Comments off

Rabbi Isaac Halevi Epstein was born in 5540 (1780) to his father, Rabbi Mordechai. When he was still young he left his home – despite

Pirkei Avot 5:22: Transformation

May 06, 2021Comments off

Ben Bag Bag would say: Delve and delve into it, for all is in it; see with it; grow old and worn in it; do not

I’ll Drink to That

May 06, 2021Comments off

Q: Under what circumstances does the Torah allow alcohol consumption? A: Drinking alcoholic beverages is positive only in very small proportions, for the sake of

The Hod Continuum: From Destruction to the ...

Apr 28, 2021Comments off

This week was the week of Hod in the Counting of the Omer. This article will certainly give you a deeper insight on the compelling

Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai: Only You

Apr 28, 2021Comments off

In one of his short discourses (p. 461) the Alter Rebbe brings a wondrous midrash about Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. This midrash teaches us about

Who is Wise? Pirkei Avot 4:1

Apr 28, 2021Comments off

Pirkei Avot 4:1: Ben Zoma says, who is wise? He who learns from every person. As is stated (Psalms 119:99): “From all my teachers I

Q&A: Self-Injury and Hod

Apr 28, 2021Comments off

Q: From a young age, I have been cutting my arms so that I can bleed. I am now an adult and cannot overcome this

Happy Thoughts

Apr 21, 2021Comments off

The wisdom of Kabbalah unfurls the ‘secret map’ of the ten sefirot—a complex, living structure, like a tree with a multitude of branches. God employs

Rabbi Naftali of Ropschitz: Light of Heave...

Apr 21, 2021Comments off

Rabbi Naftali Tzvi Horowitz of Ropshitz (Ropczyce) was born on the holiday of Shavu’ot in 5620 (1760)—the very day that the Ba’al Shem Tov passed

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