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The Torah is formatted into 53 portions. The numerical value of 53 spells Gan, garden. The Torah is a garden yielding the most Divine fruit.View Articles
The first month sets the tone of your relationship with the rest of the year.
Notable Days: Rosh Hashanah. Yom Kippur. Sukkot. Shemini Atzeret. Simchat Torah.
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Some masks disguise us. Others disguise our guises. Joy happens when you come face-to-face with your true self.View Articles
When you miss the boat, gather the materials at hand and build a new boat.View Articles
Shavuot is a Jewish agricultural festival (the wheat harvest) as well as a holiday celebrating the giving of the Torah to the Israelites at Mount Sinai. The mystical dimensions of Shavuot involve harnessing the deep powers of the human soul to reach one's true potential.View Articles
Sometimes the sun sets. Once in a while it doesn’t. What does this teach us about shining?View Articles
When a temple is destroyed we have to ask ourselves who built the bulldozers.View Articles
The birthday of a leader reminds us of the reasons for our own birth: to bring life and light to the world.View Articles
In the beginning… The key to life is to ensure that it is always beginning, never ending.View Articles
These are the trailblazers, the precedence of state, the first who teach us how to always be the first.View Articles
Read an English translation of Chapter One of Ethics of Our Fathers, and then explore commentary to deepen your experience and understanding.View Articles
A soul can come down into this world for seventy-eighty years just to do a favor for another.View Articles
The ultimate reward and fulfillment of creation is in fusing the material and the spiritual.View Articles
Our brilliant light is not meant to blind or burn the world but to illuminate it.View Articles
Many people are flooded by life’s unceasing storm. A select few inspire us to build arks.View Articles
For 25 years, Rabbi Simon Jacobson has advised people of all backgrounds on how to find purpose. The free resources on this page will help you to write your own personal mission statement.View Articles
MyOmer is more than a counter, it’s a story, an illumination – a journey through the human genome. This app is timeless and timely – it offers for the very first time a proven 3300 year system applied to contemporary life. A 49-step journey that is as exhilarating as it is challenging, as it opens up your emotions and provides you with new life skills and tools.View Articles
Kabbalah is the soul of Torah. Kabbalah is the study of the soul: The human soul, and the soul of Torah, and the soul of everything in the material world.View Articles
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Just as each person is composed of two elements, the body and soul, which we must learn to fully integrate, man and woman are the two elements of humankind.View Articles
Have you ever burst into tears for no apparent reason? That is your soul calling out to you, saying hello.View Articles
More than a set of dates, the Jewish calendar reflects the rhythms of reality, tuning us into the different frequencies of the world.View Articles
The holiest day on the Hebrew calendar is also the most misunderstood. Yom Kippur is a day of profound connection and transcendence. Discover the real Yom Kippur.View Articles
The deepest flames are those that burn when the nights get dark and the hearts cold.View Articles
Discover the mystical meaning of the holiday of Lag B'Omer, the anniversary of the death of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, an important mystic of the Jewish religion.View Articles
When life gets overwhelming, a flood of emotions and a storm of possibilities, construct an ark.View Articles
The Book of Names, of Exodus: freedom is never forgetting your own name and always remembering The Name of the world.View Articles
A priest performs the temple service. We are the priests of our souls, our micro-temples.View Articles
Leadership is about being a head, while encouraging others to head in the right direction.View Articles
The encyclopedic collection of Oral Torah, the saints and sages of this era define and redefine, wit, wisdom, and soul.View Articles
The month of Elul is characterized, spiritually, as the month in which the Jewish people renews its "marriage" vows with our Creator.View Articles
In retrospect, so much could have been done differently to preempt today’s horrors. Clarity is essential.View Articles
The cocooned festival season has concluded. It is time to enter the raging floods of life.View Articles
The father of a multitude of nations, he brought the One to the many and inspired the many to become one.View Articles
The Maggid of Mezeritch, Rabbi DovBer, was a a disciple of the Baal Shem Tov and the teacher of Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi.View Articles
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From finding love to succeeding at a meaningful job, a spiritual approach is the foundation of lasting change.View Articles
Why is sexuality so powerful? Intimacy is a celebration of vulnerability; it touches the softest part in each person, the most private and fragile part of a human being.View Articles
G-d is not an Orthodox Jew, nor is G-d Conservative or Reform. What about you?View Articles
Belief, itself, is a concept; and concepts require a certain amount of belief.View Articles
When nights get longer and days colder, it is time to light the world, illuminating darkness and defrosting life.
Notable Days: 19 Kislev. Chanukah.
The joyful days of Sukkot are also a profound time of spiritual power. Sukkot is observed by living in temporary shelters -- booths -- and waving the four kinds. You've arrived at a supreme source of information about the spiritual journey of Sukkot. Enjoy!View Articles
Experience 49 Days of Personal Transformation: The 7 week period between Passover and Shavuot, called Counting the Omer, is a powerful span of time, which empowers us to refine our lives and elevate our souls. The spectrum of human emotions divide into 49 different attributes, each one corresponding to one day in this 49-day period.
Prison walls are meant to be broken. Holy city walls are meant to be reinforced.View Articles
It's called Leviticus and it's a Book of Calling. We may answer the call by offering our selves and servicing our temples.View Articles
They are the things we cannot understand at all but which allow us to understand it all.View Articles
These are the bridges between the origins of where we come from and to where can go.View Articles
Akavia the son of Mahalalel would say: Reflect upon three things and you will not come to the hands of transgression...View Articles
We have to live with the times. Every moment is energized by a moment of eternal truth.View Articles
Constantly the eyes of God are upon it, from the beginning of the year to the end of the year.View Articles
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True love and marriage is the process of two halves of one soul reuniting again for all eternity. This is why everyone is looking for it.View Articles
The role of government is to strike a balance between individual rights and the greater good of the community. Yet no political system has been able to perfect this balance.View Articles
If our souls are embers, smoldering within, then a Great Mystic is the bellow, fanning that ember until it burns with Divinity.View Articles
The biography of a spiritual person is more than a simple sketch; it is a template from which we may learn.View Articles
Dancing! Singing! Epic Torah readings! Simchat Torah is time of mystical, transcendent fun. Uncover the deepest meanings of Simchat Torah and Shemini Atzeret.View Articles
Even as snows fall, you have the power to make worlds rise. Even as hearts turn to ice, you thaw the spirit.
Notable Days: 10 Tevet.
Reading these moral chapters of truth helps us write our own moral chapters in life.View Articles
In the Book of Numbers we travel through the wilderness, learning how to turn it into an oasis. This is how we journey through life.View Articles
We scout the land not to see if we can conquer it. We scan the land to see how we can conquer it.View Articles
Some people see what the world shows them. The blessed ones see what the world conceals.View Articles
Choices are free; it is the consequences that we pay for dearly. Or, more dearly, that pay us.View Articles
With unprecedented freedoms come unprecedented challenges. These teach us how to find the eternal in the modern.View Articles
‘Nine’ and ‘eleven,’ two numbers that have changed the present and future of the world.View Articles
When the holy words flow from on high, sometimes the ink doesn’t have time to dry.View Articles
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After many hours of looking for food, a bird returns to its nest, taking comfort in its warmth and safety. Your home and family are your nest.View Articles
Technology taps the Divine forces present in nature from the moment of creation.View Articles
The natural world reflects a Divine reality. From weather events to breathtaking sunsets, there is much more to nature than meets the eye.View Articles
This is the original collection of one-liners, aphorisms, and just veritable wisdom. Read it and look smart.View Articles
It is time to explore our deep roots, branch out into new markets, and produce the sweetest, juiciest fruit.
Notable Days: Tu b'Shvat.
As physical ailments require physical cures, spiritual ailments require spiritual cures.View Articles
We learn in Deuteronomy that it isn’t enough to read life as third-person narrative. We also must live life as a first-person experience.View Articles
Humble righteousness is the difference between being a judge and being judgmental.View Articles
The world was created with ten utterances. What does this come to teach us?View Articles
When a person never waivers from the purity of the land, the purity of the land never waivers from the person.View Articles
When someone dreams of instilling terror into the human heart, it is time to uproot the source of such dreams.View Articles
Every manmade structure has a blueprint. So does every God-made structure. The Torah is the blueprint of existence.View Articles
Birth marks the beginning of our mission on earth, to transform the material into the spiritual. Therefore, for a person whose life consists of spiritual gains, life never truly ends.View Articles
Using “religion” to justify one’s bigotry might be the greatest and saddest distortion of a Divine ideal.View Articles
As this month enters our lives, joy enters our souls. There is a time to cry. This isn’t it.
Notable Days: Purim.
Know that the Holy of Holies is the core. Don’t touch it, only feel it’s energy.View Articles
Going out to war is not always a bad thing – so long as it is going “out” to war and not going “in” to war.View Articles
The arduous journey of life leads toward a light brightened by our travel. This destination keeps us going.View Articles
The sages expounded in the language of the Mishnah (blessed is He who chose them and their learning)...View Articles
The world says: If you can’t go under, leap over; I say: In the first place, go over!View Articles
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When you equate your self-worth with your bank account, the result is anxiety. But when you equate money with divine gifts, the result is an invaluable blessing.View Articles
Education is not just learning the skills to make a living; it is learning to understand life itself.View Articles
"Toward A Meaningful Life" is the book that started it all. It is a roadmap for living that presents a fresh perspective on every aspect of life. Elie Wiesel said, “Anyone wishing to understand and to appreciate the unique wisdom and greatness of the Lubavitcher Rebbe must read this faithful disciple’s adaptation and interpretation of his teaching.”View Articles
As winter comes to a close spring begins to bloom. It is called spring because it is time to spring free.
Notable Days: Passover.
When one attempts to curse a blessed entity, the blessed remains blessed and the cursed remains cursed.View Articles
Arriving to your destination – especially when it is a profound destination – is a journey in itself.View Articles
To pray is not to beg. To pray is to interweave with the Creator in high frequency conversations.View Articles
The Maimonides of Chassidut, codified, organized, and systemized esoteric profundity in a scientific way.View Articles
When you awake in the morning, while you are still lying in bed, think for a moment: What does it mean to be awake and alive?View Articles
A gift from G-d, your body is a vehicle for your soul. Thus, while one must exercise the body, one should never worship it.View Articles
Every day of this month has a unique Mitzvah. In this month, we make every day count.
Notable Days: Pesach Sheini. Lag b'Omer.
Some flames turn matter into ash. The flames of eternity turn matter into spirit.View Articles
Be a fundamentalist. Fundamentally good. Fundamentally holy. Fundamentally divine.View Articles
America is not different. These words weren’t merely uttered. They were implemented.View Articles
Hear, O Israel, our father, we dedicate our lives to revealing the One in all things.View Articles
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The real question we must ask is not just why we sometimes feel such acute pain, but what we are meant to learn from it.View Articles
The artist’s genius lies in the ability to bypass the externals and perceive the essence. This too is the goal of a mitzvah.View Articles
The third month as a free people hosts the profoundest event in the history – and future – of the universe.
Notable Days: Shavuot.
In order to reap in a healthy manner, there are times when one must stop sowing.View Articles
Tribes are like branches of the same tree. When they are together they are unbreakable.View Articles
“All sevens are precious.” The seventh generation is the culmination of a royal dream.View Articles
Dreamers do not cease to dream in prison. Nor when they lead the world economy.View Articles
Latkes on Chanukah… Cheesecake on Shavuot… Matzah on Pesach... Apples and honey on Rosh Hashanah… What are you really hungry for?View Articles
Some events are current with eternal consequences. Other events are eternal with current consequences.View Articles
The sun shines and the summer begins. In the brightest times we have to standout by shining brighter.
Notable Days: 3 Tammuz. 12-13 Tammuz. 17 Tammuz.
In order to build a House that will represent unity, it is essential to assemble the people in unity.View Articles
We may walk down the beaten path or we may walk up the never-beaten path. The choice is ours.View Articles
The journey of life is perpetual. Every stop is a start in the right direction.View Articles
Life is a song. Creations are its notes. We are its musicians. And the Creator is the Maestro.View Articles
Various are the paths of divine service. But to only one destination do they all lead.View Articles
What champagne is to celebration; what flowers are to romance; what music is to joy – a story is to life.View Articles
We mourn the destruction that has come. Then we commit to rebuilding it like never before.
Notable Days: 9 Av. 15 Av.
There is no better way to end one year and start another than falling in love all over again. Notable Days: 18 Elul.View Articles
There are those who can live without really breathing. Just as there are those who can breathe without really living.View Articles
Good leaders enter the Promised Land. Great leaders teach people how to find the Promised Land on their own.View Articles
The minister of a foreign service has the ability to administer the most profound change.View Articles
Being born into a bitter exile does not mean you cannot learn to dance in the redemption.View Articles
The antithesis to the purpose of existence, they do everything to put out the fire. Even if it burns them.View Articles