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Dedicated by Moris and Lillian Tabacinic · In loving memory of Menachem Mendel and Shaindel Tabacinic
Why this month is special, and what to do about it

The true teacher is most present in his absence.

It is then that all he has taught takes root, grows and blossoms.

The student despairs for his teacher’s guidance,
and in that yearning, the student’s mind becomes as the teacher’s mind,
so that they become one.

Maamar Vayomer Lo 5728, 5732, 5737
One can calculate in advance when eclipses will occur. Yet the Talmud appears to say that they happen as a result of human failings. Which is it?
The Jewish Woman
Is he feeling left out? Is he feeling sad? Frustrated?
A Taste of Text—Shoftim
Jewish News
‘This was G-d’s way of reaching out to me, of telling me He is here with me in this struggle’
Ethics & Morality
The ultimate explanation to why things are so messed up—and what we are supposed to do about it
Jewish News
Centers along its path offer a Jewish perspective on the spectacle in the sky
Health & Wellness
Out of the corner of my eye, I notice a young boy hobbling through the door. He’s about nine or ten. His legs are barely able to carry his own body.
Jewish Tales from the Past
Rabbi Yosef came to work in the very late afternoon. He was met by a furious partner who shouted, "That’s it! I have no choice but to dissolve our partnership."
Although a fire descended from heaven upon the Altar, it is a mitzvah to add to it a humanly produced fire
– Talmud, Eruvin 63a
Shulchan Aruch Completed (Orech Chaim) (1555)
The first section of the Shulchan Aruch (Code of Jewish Law) authored by Rabbi Joseph Caro... Read More »
As the last month of the Jewish year, Elul is traditionaly a time of introspection and stocktaking ... Read More »
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