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It is interesting to note that the name וֹר ְתִי/Yitro has the same letters as תוּר/Ruth, with an added letter י/yud. Although י/yud is the letter of wisdom, with which Yitro was blessed abundantly, Ruth surpassed Yitro in her devotion and desire to live in Israel.
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Tshuva is one of the most uplifting experiences in life. But, the pain of facing past errors and the need to make real changes in order to set one’s life on a healthier…
Disposable Seder Plate If you’re looking to go all out with disposables, now you can even use a disposable Seder plate! This Seder plate is made of plastic-coated cardboard and is decorated in classy shades of brown. The plate’s center is designed for holding each of the Seder simanim and includes transparent plastic cups for placing each siman.
Newly published! A special collection of stories, teachings and other “jewels” from Rav Shalom Arush, in English. Includes the Nishmat Kol Chai prayer – the well known segula for all kinds of salvations – and the most powerful prayer, the Tikkun HaKlali, the Gemeral Remedy for physical and emotional ailments. Translated by Rabbi Lazer Brody 4 booklets – Pocket size, softcover, 64 pages A must …
What’s Eating You? Living at odds with what we really want causes enormous inner conflict; until that conflict is explored and resolved, it’s hard for a person to function normally…
Pope John Paul II arrived in Israel March 21, 2000, for a historic five-day visit, during which he visited the holy sites of the three major religions and met with Israel’s political leaders and Chief Rabbis. Though ostensibly a trip focused on religion, the Pope also touched on political issues …
The halachic literature indicates that it has been common practice among Ashkenazic Jews over the past several centuries to own non-farm animals, especially dogs. 1 Rabbinic authorities have debated the propriety and permissibility of this practice. Their positions depend to a great extent on how they harmonize seemingly contradictory talmudic texts which appear in tractate Baba Kama.
The most fundamental meditation is the Shema–the quintessential statement of monotheism–which translates into English as “Hear O Israel, God is our God, God is One.”This statement is followed by another: “Blessed is His Name whose Glorious Kingdom is Forever and Ever.”
Rabbi Pinchas Taylor. Rabbi Pinchas Taylor grew up in Plantation, FL and studied Jewish thought and practice at the Rabbinical College of America in Morristown, NJ and Yeshivas Ohr Elchanon Chabad in Los Angeles, CA.
Rebecca provides a model of a powerful biblical woman who asserted her independence and her control over the future of the covenant.
Words of Faith Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Bender, a prime disciple of Rabbi Avraham Bar Nachman Hazzan, was a recognized natural leader of Breslev both in Uman and in Jerusalem in his later years. A devout follower of Breslev Chassidus, he was one of the great spiritual leaders of Breslev Chassidim starting at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Insights and thoughts on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and its traditional observances and prayers.
א וַיִּקְרָא מֹשֶׁה, אֶל-כָּל-יִשְׂרָאֵל, וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵהֶם שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶת-הַחֻקִּים וְאֶת-הַמִּשְׁפָּטִים, אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי דֹּבֵר בְּאָזְנֵיכֶם הַיּוֹם; וּלְמַדְתֶּם אֹתָם, וּשְׁמַרְתֶּם לַעֲשֹׂתָם.
(2008/5768) When discussing protective laws, the Torah states, “ VeGeir Lo Toneh VeLo Tilchatzenu Ki Geirim Heyitem BeEretz Mitzrayim ,” “You shall not abuse a stranger and you shall not oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt” (Shemot 22:20). Rashi states that
Rabbi Yechiel Michel of Zlotchov (1731-1786) was the son of a leading kabbalist in his generation, Rabbi Yitzchak of Drohovitch…
SUMMARY AS OF: (AS INTRODUCED) Designates April 13, 1984, the birthday of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, leader of the worldwide Lubavitch movement, as Education Day, U.S.A.
After 9/11, when the horror and trauma had subsided, Americans found themselves asking what had happened and why. Was it a disaster? A tragedy? A crime? An act of war? It did not seem to fit the pre-existing paradigms. And why had it happened? The question most often asked about Al Qaeda was, “Why …