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Articles and insights by Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe, spiritual leader of Congregation Agudas Achim of West Hartford, Connecticut, and a member of the Chabad.org editorial staff.

Articles by Shlomo Yaffe

Articles by Shlomo Yaffe

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Each day has a purpose, so each of the menorah's lights must have a distinct lesson. Let us explore eight lessons we can learn from these little lights...
Why don't we fast on all the Jewish holy days? After all, they celebrate the triumph of the spiritual
I live in Connecticut, and all I see this time of the year is snow and bare branches. What's the point of celebrating the "New Year for Trees" in January?
The festivals of the High Holiday season pluck every string of our being, from introspection to commitment to solemnity to joy. The key to these diverse experiences is the opening line of Psalm 27: “G‑d is my light.”
Trees don't talk, but they have a great deal to say. And one of the most amazing things a tree says is about survival
The most important day of (this) year
The countdown is over, a button is pressed, and -- hopefully -- away it goes, to where silicon has never gone before. On October 20th, we'll all be on the launch pad
A recent medical study shows that, contrary to common wisdom, relaxation does not reduce stress. Our ancestors learned this at the Exodus, when they discovered that transcendence is not the key to freedom
Did I grow towards the sun, reaching up higher and higher towards that which I can never grasp, but which nurtures me all the same the more I strive towards it?
Is there such a thing as bad art? Amoral logic? The 20th century has settled the question once and for all, driving home the truth embodied by the "Wheat Harvest Offering" of biblical times
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