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Get Set for Chanukah
What Does "Maccabee" Mean?

The word has become synonymous with the small band of Jewish freedom fighters who freed Judea from the Syrian-Greek occupiers…
13 Hanukkah Facts Every Jew Should Know
Become an expert on this widely celebrated but barely understood Jewish wintertime festival.
19 Kislev: Celebrating Chassidism
Chassidic Story: Saved From the Monastery

The landlady on the floor wailing hysterically. Her only son, she sobbed, had agreed to convert to Christianity, and was being held in a locked room in a monastery.
A Lingering Love Story

Nearly eight years ago, when Rachel began to lose her balance, she was diagnosed with atypical Parkinson’s disease . . .
The Woman Who Adopted Two Infants With Down Syndrome

She is a prolific author of both whimsical children’s and more reflective adult books. And some 24 years ago, she and her husband adopted and raised two infants with Down syndrome only 4½ months apart in age.
Parshah
How to Change the World

Each of us knows that there is only one of us, and that there are seven billion others in the world today. What conceivable difference can we make?
5 Powerful Insights From the Rebbe

Enjoy four short thoughts and a video adapted from the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe on Parshat Vayeishev.
Jewish News
Completing the Talmud on 19 Kislev

Harnessing smart technology to finish the entire Talmud in a year
Lifestyle
Art: The Love of a Mother

When a person builds a house, he makes the windows narrow on the outside and wider on the inside, so that they should draw in light from the outside. But when King Solomon built the Holy Temple in Jerusalem he made the windows narrow within and wide without, so that its light should emanate to the outside and illuminate the world
— Midrash Tanchuma, Behaalotecha 2
Print Magazine

Cultivate the soul with hope; teach it to await the break of dawn.

Through its ordeals, the earth is softened to absorb the rains. Yet it still must hope—for this is a Spring that comes for those that long for it.

And so the sages say, “In the merit of hope, our parents were redeemed from Egypt.”

7 Cheshvan, 5746.