Mashiach

How long do we have to wait for Mashiach?

Jul 19, 20121 Comment

Patience, alacrity, Torah and mitzvah In a previous article, we discussed the swiftness with which Pinchas acted and in contrast we saw that Joshua did

A Royal Egg

May 18, 20121 Comment

Four Types of Eggs in the Talmud Four different types of egg are mentioned in the Talmud, and they each have a different status in

The secret of peace

May 11, 20122 Comments

Life is worthless without peace In the Torah portion of Behar, we read that as a consequence of observing the sabbatical and jubilee years, God’s

Shining the Mentor's Light

Aug 09, 20113 Comments

The Seer of Lublin once said, "Between mentor and mentor (Rebbe and Rebbe) I can't differentiate and I don't want to differentiate. Between disciple and

9th of Av: the Seer of Lublin's Yahrzeit

Aug 09, 20111 Comment

The Seer of Lublin passed away, at the age of 70, on the 9th of Av 5575 (1815), a day of national mourning, but also,

The Mind's Eye, the Heart's Eye

Jul 25, 20111 Comment

Both the mind and the heart possess an "inner eye." On Shabbat the inner eye of the mind opens to see Godliness in contemplative meditation.

Who Am I? The Reddishness of King David

May 24, 2011No Comments

King David asked the question "Who am I?" The Bible describes him as "reddish with beautiful eyes and goodly appearance." Each of us has a

Never Too Late

May 18, 20111 Comment

Never give up. It's never too late. Apparent irreversible damage is also reversible. Even when it's all over it's not over. Life goes on. Maybe

Masters of Names

May 03, 2011No Comments

Before Yisroel Ba'al Shem Tov there were three Ba'alei Shem: Eliahu Ba'al Shem, Yoel Ba'al Shem, and Adam Ba'al Shem. "Ba'al Shem" means "master of

Freedom of Speech

Apr 14, 20111 Comment

In Hebrew, the word for Passover, Pesach (פסח), reads Peh Sach (פה סח), "a talking mouth." Pesach celebrates freedom, first and foremost – freedom of

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