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The Ba’al Shem Tov and the Alter Rebbe: D...

Aug 24, 2021Comments off

The 18th of Elul is the birthday of the founder of Chassidut, the Ba’al Shem Tov and the founder of Chabad, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of

Torah and Love: Pirkei Avot 2:2

Aug 24, 2021Comments off

  Rabban Gamliel the son of Rabbi Yehudah Hanassi said, “Torah study with derech eretz (the way of the land) is becoming, for toiling over

Q&A: Elul Blues

Aug 24, 2021Comments off

Q: I am feeling a bit down this Elul. I don’t have the energy to learn Torah and I am involving myself in work and

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

Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Peshischa: Let’s Do...

Aug 18, 2021Comments off

Rabbi Simcha Bunim Bonhardt of Peshischa (Przysucha) was a disciple of The Holy Jew, Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchak Rabinowitz of Peshischa. Both were disciples of the

The Secret of the Threes: Pirkei Avot 1:1

Aug 18, 2021Comments off

Moses received the Torah from Sinai and gave it over to Joshua. Joshua gave it over to the Elders, the Elders to the Prophets, and the Prophets gave it over to

Q&A: Shema Yisrael

Aug 18, 2021Comments off

Q: Why do we cover our eyes when saying the Shema Yisrael? A: Covering the eyes during the Shema allows one to experience the world

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

Rabbi Pinchas of Koritz: All the Truth

Aug 11, 2021Comments off

Rabbi Pinchas Shapira, who was known as Rebbe Pinchas of Koritz, was born in Shklov in 5486 (1726) to his father Rabbi Avraham Abba, grandson

Pirkei Avot 6:1 Studying Torah for Torah...

Aug 11, 2021Comments off

Rabbi Meir would say: Whomever studies Torah for Torah’s sake alone merits many things… The sages say, “He who performs (good deeds) not for the sake of the good

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