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Rabbi Yisrael Ba’al Shem Tov and the Hidd...

May 12, 2021Comments off

Rabbi Yisrael Ba’al Shem Tov was born to his parents, Eliezer and Sarah, on the 18th of Elul 5458 (1698). When he was a small

Fasting: Pirkei Avot 6:4

May 12, 2021Comments off

“Such is the way of Torah: Bread with salt you shall eat, water in small measure you shall drink.”   Does this mishnah mean that

Q&A: Woman Convert?

May 12, 2021Comments off

Q: I have always been interested in Judaism and I yearn to convert. But I am concerned that my conversion will be looked down upon

A Healing Heart

May 06, 2021Comments off

Printer-friendly version “A tranquil heart is the life of the flesh; but envy is the rottenness of the bones”[1] (חַיֵּי בְשָׂרִים לֵב מַרְפֵּא וּרְקַב עֲצָמוֹת

Rabbi Isaac of Homil: A Sense for Divine In...

May 06, 2021Comments off

Printer-friendly version Rabbi Isaac Halevi Epstein was born in 5540 (1780) to his father, Rabbi Mordechai. When he was still young, he left his home

Pirkei Avot 5:22: Transformation

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Ben Bag Bag would say: Delve and delve into it, for all is in it; see with it; grow old and worn in it; do not

Q&A: I’ll Drink to That

May 06, 2021Comments off

Q: Under what circumstances does the Torah allow alcohol consumption? Drinking alcoholic beverages is positive only in very small quantities, for the sake of being

The Hod Continuum: From Destruction to the ...

Apr 28, 2021Comments off

This week was the week of Hod in the Counting of the Omer. This article will certainly give you a deeper insight on the compelling

Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai: Only You

Apr 28, 2021Comments off

In one of his short discourses (p. 461) the Alter Rebbe brings a wondrous midrash about Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai. This midrash teaches us about

Who is Wise? Pirkei Avot 4:1

Apr 28, 2021Comments off

Pirkei Avot 4:1: Ben Zoma says, who is wise? He who learns from every person. As is stated (Psalms 119:99): “From all my teachers I

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