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The Four Species: Strength to Overcome Tria...

Oct 10, 2019Comments off

On Sukkot we have the mitzvah of blessing over the four species. We take a palm branch, myrtle branches, willows and a citron fruit in

Rebbe Zusha Stories for Sukkot

Oct 10, 2019Comments off

Object of a Mitzvah For many years, Rebbe Zusha wandered through Jewish towns in “exile.” Once, on one of his journeys, his clothing became particularly

Q&A: 70 Bulls Sacrificed on Sukkot

Oct 10, 2019Comments off

Q: What is the meaning of the 70 bulls that were sacrificed in the Temple on Sukkot? A: 70 bulls were sacrificed in the Temple

Walk Modestly with God

Oct 06, 2019Comments off

Rabbi Ginsburgh expounds on the inner meaning of modesty.

And You Thought You Were Doing Teshuvah? Th...

Oct 04, 2019Comments off

On Yom Kippur, a major part of our prayer service is confession. The following are three stories of confessions – which are an expression of

The Pleasure of Fasting on Yom Kippur

Oct 04, 2019Comments off

On Yom Kippur we do not eat or drink, afflicting ourselves with five different types of affliction. On the other hand, the Torah refers to

Jonah the Prophet

Oct 04, 2019Comments off

  Rabbi Ginsburgh’s amazing discussion of Jonah the Prophet, the haftarah that we read on Yom Kippur. Photo by Jennett Bremer on Unsplash

Q&A: Regret for the Past

Oct 04, 2019Comments off

Q: How much do I have to feel regret for my past sins?   A: One can and should ponder over and feel regret for

When the Rebbe couldn’t get a sound o...

Sep 26, 2019Comments off

Excerpted and translated from Rabbi Ginsburgh’s class from 17 Elul 5772. Before Rosh Hashanah one year in the 1950s, a Jew who we will call

The Shofar and the Patriarchs

Sep 26, 2019Comments off

On Rosh Hashanah, we ask God to inscribe and seal us for a good year in both physical and spiritual matters. We ask Him for