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Why Do We Write Hebrew from Right to Left?

Rabbi Shurpin analyzes a simple-seeming question in the light of history, Jewish law, and kabbalah.
Why Do Jews Always Get Noticed?

That's like a room of two thousand people, with one puny guy sitting in the corner whom everyone wants to talk to (or pick on)!
How Do I Start Enjoying Life?

Although in my mind I know that I have a lot to be grateful for, for some reason my heart doesn’t feel it. I feel that there’s something lacking, and I can’t put my finger on it. I find myself looking at others’ lives, and honestly, I’m jealous.
How I Came to Want to Live in Israel

We were enjoying a lovely life in Maryland. So what did we do? We uprooted our family and moved to Israel!
I Am G-d, Your Healer

Through the spiritual and emotional process of Iyar, we too can manifest this power to bring true, unlimited, revealed G-dly healing into this world.
Speak No Evil

Though we’re viscerally aware of the negative effects of gossip, how many of us can say that we’ve never indulged in it ourselves?
Why Name a Parshah After an Illness?

But before we can solve the problem, we must notice two further difficulties in its opening passage of the Parshah . . .
Learn the Parshah in Depth
A condensation of the weekly Torah portion alongside select commentaries culled from the Midrash, Talmud, Chassidic masters, and the broad corpus of Jewish scholarship.
How the Rebbe Knew the Ship Didn’t Sink

Time and again they revived him, but as soon as he remembered what had occurred, he would collapse once more.
A Bereaved Father's Reflection

Although it’s very hard to make sense of life after this terrible tragedy, we have heard from many people about the profound impact Gershon had upon their lives.
When Tzaraat ("Leprosy") Takes a Holiday

A Talmudic debate – as seen through the lens of Chassidus – on why the Torah sometimes grants temporary immunity from the effects of Tzaraas. (Based on Likutei Sichos vol. 37, p. 37.)
May G-d bless you and keep you. May G-d make His face shine upon you, and give you grace. May G-d lift up His face to you, and give you peace
— The priestly blessing, Numbers 6:24-26
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Man sees a tree and the tree says, “I am here, I was here, and I am nothing more but a thing that is here.”

Man ponders and answers, “No! I give you a name! You are ‘tree’! You have beauty and you have a soul. You point upwards and you say, ‘There is something higher, there is the One who gives me life and gives me my...