Q&A: Is Chess Jewish?

Nov 14, 2021Comments off

Q: Is it true that chess is a Jewish game? What does it represent? The chess game is attributed to King Solomon. (See the “Otzar

Pray for It, Sing for It

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  My dove, in the clefts of the rock, in the covert of the cliff, let me see your countenance, let me hear your voice;

Never Fear

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  Jacob’s response to his dream of the ladder is fear: “And he was afraid and he said, how awesome is this place” (Genesis 28:17).

The Mittler Rebbe: Ecstatic Prayer from the...

Nov 08, 2021Comments off

Rebbe Dov Ber Schneori, the Mittler Rebbe, was the second rebbe in the Chabad dynasty. He was born on the 9th of Kislev, 5534 (1773)

Q&A: Nice Guy, No Fireworks

Nov 09, 2021Comments off

Q: I am dating a very nice man with fine character traits. We have mutual goals and aspirations. But I just don’t feel that “spark”

Rabbi Ginsurgh’s Melody Shalom Aleich...

Oct 31, 2021Comments off

Rabbi Ginsburgh composed this melody for Shalom Aleichem, sung for generations to welcome the angels of Shabbat. Vocals by Rabbi Shlomo Katz. Paintings used in

Kislev: Are Dreams Real?

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What is a dream? A dream is not necessarily the “movie” we see while we sleep, and it is not necessarily the plans that we

Rebbe Nachum of Chernobyl: Divine Conduit

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Rebbe Menachem Nachum of Chernobyl (also known by the title of his book, the Ma’or Einayim) founded the chassidic dynasty of Chernobyl. He was the

Messianic Fear

Nov 02, 2021Comments off

On the surface, at the conscious level, a person’s energies are measured and limited and he has to take advantage of them to the best

Q&A: How Should I Pray?

Oct 31, 2021Comments off

Q: I don’t know what I am supposed to be doing during prayer. How do I contemplate? What is the goal? What am I supposed