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Q&A: How Should a Woman Serve God in E...

Aug 26, 2020Comments off

Q: How is a woman supposed to serve God in the month of Elul? After all, women are exempt from hearing the daily shofar in

For Whom was the World Created?

Aug 20, 2020Comments off

For whom was the world created? “Rav said, the world was created for David. And Shmuel said, for Moses and Rabbi Yochanan said, for Mashiach.”[1]

Rabbi Dudel of Lelov: Childbirth and Chole...

Aug 19, 2020Comments off

Rabbi Dovid Shlomo Tzvi Biderman of Lelov (Lelów) also known as Rebbe Dudel, was the fourth Rebbe of the Lelov dynasty. He was born to

Pirkei Avot 6:1 Climbing the Ladder: Righte...

Aug 19, 2020Comments off

Rabbi Meir would say: Whoever studies Torah for Torah’s sake alone, merits many things… and it [the Torah] prepares him to be righteous, pious, upright and faithful… Our

Q&A: What is my Mission in Life?

Aug 19, 2020Comments off

Q: How can I know what my mission in life is? If I study a lot of Torah, will this give me more insight? A:

We Can Sweeten the World

Aug 13, 2020Comments off

On the surface, the spiritual service of transforming darkness to light and bitterness to sweetness seems to be the service of pious individuals, while the

The Seer of Lublin: Sweetening Severity

Aug 12, 2020Comments off

Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchak Halevi Horovitz, known as the “Seer of Lublin,” was born in Poland in 5505 (1745). He was the disciple of the holy

Pirkei Avot 5:17 – The Enduring Dispute

Aug 12, 2020Comments off

Any dispute that is for the sake of Heaven is destined to endure; one that is not for the sake of Heaven is not destined

Q&A: Gog Umagog?

Aug 12, 2020Comments off

Q: Please level with me, is there any way to prevent the Gog Umagog war, or is too late and all we can do is buckle

Redemption Concealed in Destruction

Aug 05, 2020Comments off

The month of Av is certainly extreme. Tishah be’Av (the ninth day of Av) is the lowest day of the year and then just a