Chassidut

Rebbetzin Menucha Rachel – Mother of the ...

Jan 17, 2022Comments off

Pictured: Entrance to Rebbetzin Menucha Rachel’s home in Hebron. Rebbetzin Menucha Rachel Slonim was born on 19 Kislev 5559 (1798), the day that her grandfather,

Yitro: Men of Valor

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Yitro advised Moses to choose men with four characteristics for the position of judges of Israel: “Men of valor (anshei chayil), fearers of God, people

Q&A: Emotional Distance from Mother

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Q: I would love to be closer with my mother, but try as I might, I feel a certain distance from her. The memories of

Guarding the Covenant in the Modern World &...

Jan 15, 2022Comments off

Longing for intimacy Maintaining sexual propriety[1]—commonly known as “guarding the covenant” (שְׁמִירַת הַבְּרִית), in Jewish sources—is difficult. Yet, life is impossible without it. Whether you

Beshalach: Splitting of the Waters Above an...

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Based on the wording describing the splitting of the Red Sea, the sages learn that all the waters on the earth split, not just the

The Rebbe Rayatz: Writings in Exchange for ...

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With true self-sacrifice, the Rebbe Rayatz directs his aide to burn his memoirs and the historical accounts he had written. This self-sacrifice is totally for

Beshalach: Perfect Health

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Sweetening the Waters Following the Splitting of the Sea, the Children of Israel reached a place called Marah—literally, “bitter,” in Hebrew—and complained about the bitter

Q&A: Name After Deceased Parent

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Q: We are expecting a baby boy and are wondering: If we name the baby after my late father, does this create a rectification for

Meeting the Other as ‘You’: Part 2

Jan 03, 2022Comments off

Click here for Part 1 Relating to another person with the pronoun “you” directly and honestly is the foundation of our relationships with others. Major

The Baba Sali: Miracles and Mandates

Jan 06, 2022Comments off

Rabbi Yisrael Abuhatzera, known as the Baba Sali, was born in Morocco in 5650 (1889) to his father Rabbi Masoud, the son of Rabbi Yaakov

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