Chassidut

Meeting the Other as ‘You’: Part 2

Jan 03, 2022Comments off

Click here for Part 1 Relating to another person with the pronoun “you” directly and honestly is the foundation of our relationships with others. Major

The Essence of Prayer: Turning to God as ...

Dec 29, 2021Comments off

Click here for part 2 Our connection with God expresses itself in different ways. When we study Torah and perform God’s commandments, we connect to

The Tenth of Tevet: Waking up from the Nigh...

Dec 15, 2021Comments off

The tenth of Tevet is a day of fasting in mourning of the beginning of the siege of Jerusalem in 588 BCE by Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylonia. The siege, which

19 Kislev: Between Heaven and Earth

Nov 14, 2021Comments off

Rabbi Ginsburgh on the founders of Chassidut, the Ba'al Shem Tov, the Magid of Mezritch and the Alter Rebbe of Chabad.

The Secret of the West

Nov 16, 2021Comments off

The Lubavitcher Rebbe coined the word Ufaratzta (“and you shall spread/burst forth”) as the slogan of Chassidut in our time. Ufaratzta is part of the

Messianic Fear

Nov 02, 2021Comments off

On the surface, at the conscious level, a person’s energies are measured and limited and he has to take advantage of them to the best

Boots on the Ground

Aug 18, 2021Comments off

When Rabbi Yehoshua Ben Levi asked the Mashiach when he would be coming, the Mashiach answered, “Today!” Rabbi Yehoshua Ben Levi understood the words of

A Whole Heart

Aug 11, 2021Comments off

Chassidut discusses three levels of teshuvah (return to God) – one higher than the next: The first level is a change to a lifestyle of

Baseless Love?

Jun 30, 2021Comments off

During the days of mourning for the Temple, we must rectify the reason for the destruction. Our sages teach that the destruction of the Temple

The Plague of Promiscuity: What is its Mess...

Jun 25, 2021Comments off

One of the most painful banes of our generation is promiscuity. The world around us is a permissive world. It seems that all the barriers

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