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Happy to High Heaven

Sep 14, 2021Comments off

The joyous times are here. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are also joyous: “Keen joy in God is your fortitude” (Nechemia 8:10) on Rosh Hashanah

The Ba’al Shem Tov’s Gift of a Dry Sukk...

Sep 14, 2021Comments off

The Ba’al Shem Tov requested something of his brother-in-law, Rabbi Gershon of Kitov, who fulfilled his request. “What can I give you in return for

Q&A: Women Self-Expression on Simchat ...

Sep 14, 2021Comments off

Q: When I go to the synagogue on Simchat Torah, I feel quite extraneous – not dancing – and just watching the men dance. How

Rabbi Noach of Lechovitz: The Shrinking Nob...

Sep 09, 2021Comments off

  Rabbi Noach of Lechovitz was born in 5535 (1775) to Rabbi Mordechai of Lechovitz. He was a disciple of his father and of Rabbi

Q&A: Repentance for Drug-Dealing

Sep 09, 2021Comments off

Q: I used to sell drugs. I stopped but I made a profit from it. I need to know how to repent for it.  The

New Year Interview with Rabbi Ginsburgh

Sep 09, 2021Comments off

This is a translated excerpt from an interview with Rabbi Ginsburgh in honor of the new year. The full interview appeared in the weekly magazine,

Time to Wake Up

Sep 02, 2021Comments off

What happens on Rosh Hashanah? We pray, hear the shofar, dip our apple in honey and wish everyone “a good and sweet year.” But what

Q&A: Negative Name?

Sep 02, 2021Comments off

Q: I have the name of a negative character in the Bible. What does this mean about my mission in life? Do I have to change

Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev’s Conne...

Sep 02, 2021Comments off

Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev was born in 5500 (1740) to Rabbi Meir and Sara Sasha. After his wedding he journeyed to Mezritch to study

The Prayer that Paved the Way to Kingdom

Aug 24, 2021Comments off

Saul was obsessed with killing his son-in-law David. Thus, he headed an elite unit of 3000 soldiers both larger and more professional than David’s small