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Jacob went to bed on a mountain and placed his head on twelve stones. In the morning, when he awoke, the twelve stones had fused into one. Our sages taught that during the night the angels in charge of these stones began to argue because each wanted to serve as …

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Chukat: For Another

June 25, 2017 – 2:31 pm | 2 Comments | 404 views
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Only G-d
The best way to reach G-d is to sacrifice everything for another. We learn this from a fascinating detail about the Red Heifer.
When Moses was told that it is possible to be purified even after contact with a dead body, he was surprised. Death, the absence of life, represents …

B’har Bechukotai: Grassroots Jews

May 13, 2017 – 11:49 pm | 253 views
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Is It You?
Every movement likes to call itself “grassroots” because that means it arose from the people. It is better to lead a movement that everyone wants than a movement whose momentum is artificially generated. Grassroots means that the people’s desire generated the movement. When the desire generates a movement, …

Chayei Sarah: Every Jew

October 31, 2015 – 11:58 pm | 495 views
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Who Came first?
Do you remember when Al Gore took credit for inventing the Internet? You have to love it when people come along decades after something is in place and claim to have discovered it. Christopher Columbus “discovered” America, right? Wrong. Natives lived here for thousands of years before Columbus …

Vayera: Can You Feel My Pain?

November 2, 2009 – 4:16 pm | 3,218 views
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Praying For Others
“Rabbi, I hope you can help my poor neighbor. He is six months behind his rent and is about to evicted along with his wife and three babies.” “This man must be a good friend of yours,” the Rabbi replied, “of course we will help.”“Friend,” exclaimed the petitioner, …

The Rebbe

July 6, 2008 – 11:16 pm | 772 views
The Rebbe

This Shabbat marks the Yhartzeit (anniversary of passing) of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe. His interest and reach was truly global as the rebbe cared for every Jew. It is with this in mind that I offer this essay. I hope you will take a moment this coming …

The Rebbe and World Leaders

July 6, 2008 – 11:15 pm | 2,447 views
The Rebbe

A Wedding
It was 1929 in Warsaw Poland. Thousands of Jewish dignitaries from both Western and Eastern European countries gathered for a special occasion; the Lubavitcher Rebbe would marry off his daughter to a young, unassuming, previously unknown scholar.

Yud Shevat: Former Rebbe's Date of Passing

January 29, 2006 – 4:49 am | 1,762 views

The tenth day of the
Hebrew month of Shevat marks the passing of the illustrious Rabbi
Yoseph Y. Schneerson, the sixth Rebbe of the Chabad Chassidic movement.
He was born in 1870 and upon the passing of his father, the fifth
Rebbe, he accepted the mantle of Chabad leadership.
 
He steered the movement
through the perilous …