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On Yom Kippur we fast and pray, on Purim we party. Yet the Zohar sees the two days as intrinsically similar.
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A lesson in materialism from the Baal Shem Tov
With their joy the Jews rejected their uniqueness as a nation under the special protection of G-d. To save the Jews Esther knew they had to reconnect to G-d
The story of why the previous Lubavitcher Rebbe, once referred to a person in a letter, known to be an irreligious man, as a “G-d fearing man.”
In Parshat Korach the difference between Moses & Korach is Moses desired to be a Kohen Gadol; Korach & his crew acted to appropriate the rank for themselves
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The theme, in this week’s Torah portion, the destruction of the wicked cities, Sodom and Gomorrah, a deceptively complex story…
The minister serves his king with his mind; the servant with his body. Our service of the Creator includes both elements – embodied in Torah study & mitzvot.
Aaron is the prototype for man’s responsibility for the spiritual elevation of his fellows, which reflects his role as kindler of the menorah in the Temple
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A frank discussion about the Torah attitude toward women. An in-depth conversation between two radical but scholarly Jewish teachers.
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The spiritual approach to overcoming initial difficulties: See each hindrance as a spiritual vaccination that will make your soul stronger. A letter from the Rebbe.