“My Father, My Father”: The Personal Re...

Dec 30, 2020Comments off

A main innovation of Chassidut is the personal, inner and essential – even intimate – connection between a chassid and his rebbe. (As the Alter

The Jug of Oil Deep Inside

Dec 17, 2020Comments off

The soul of every Jew cries out over its distance from God. The soul, which stood before God before coming down to this earth, feels

The Forefathers of Chassidut

Dec 10, 2020Comments off

(Excerpted from Rabbi Ginsburgh’s English class on 19 Kislev 5781) The 19th of Kislev is significant for two reasons: This is the day that the

Chanukah: Illuminating the Hollow Chasm

Dec 10, 2020Comments off

What is the secret of the Chanukah lights, which we kindle at nightfall? Is it merely that they illuminate the darkness? After all, the menorah

The Rebbe Rashab: Understanding Paradox, Ch...

Dec 10, 2020Comments off

Rebbe Shalom Dov Ber Schneerson (the Rashab), the fifth Lubavitcher Rebbe, was the founder of the Lubavitch yeshiva network, Tomchei Temimim and was called ‘the

Compassion for Reality

Dec 03, 2020Comments off

(Based on Rabbi Ginsburgh’s 19th Kislev farbrengen last year, 5780) Jews seem to naturally have a critical view of the world. That is no wonder.

A Time of Good Will

Nov 19, 2020Comments off

ואני תפלתי לך ה' עת רצון אלקים ברוב חסדך ענני באמת ישעך And I, my prayer to You, Havayah, should be in a time of

Roadmap to True and Lasting Peace

Nov 12, 2020Comments off

More and more countries are establishing diplomatic ties with Israel. Israel has recently established economic ties and mutual projects with countries that, until now, have

It’s All Up to You: The Unity of Divine P...

Nov 04, 2020Comments off

In the tension between the concepts of Divine Providence and free choice, Chassidut ‘dares’ to categorically adopt both extremes. On one hand, it emphasizes that

Charging the World with Love

Oct 29, 2020Comments off

Modern society does not tolerate hatred. This does not mean that there is less hatred between nations, sectors or individuals nowadays. Declaratively, however, society demands