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Rivkah Slonim

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Rivkah Slonim is the education director at the Chabad Center for Jewish Student Life at Binghamton University. An internationally known teacher, lecturer, and activist, she travels widely, addressing the intersection of traditional Jewish observance and contemporary life, with a special focus on Jewish women in Jewish law and life. Slonim is the editor of Total Immersion: A Mikvah Anthology ( Jason Aronson 1996, Urim 2006) and Bread and Fire; Jewish Women find God in the Everyday ( Urim 2008). Slonim and her husband are the grateful and proud parents of nine children.

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Kabbalistic Secrets for Lasting Relationships
The paradox: while G-d is absolutely One, He nevertheless has an overwhelming desire to engage in a relationship with mankind. Understanding this paradox is at the root of free choice and human responsibility, and is the key to healthy marriages that last...
Sami was a cosmopolitan, debonair gentleman who spoke six languages. But in my mind, I will remember him always as the quintessential role model for enacting the Rebbe’s mission.
Jewish Unity Learning from the Rebbe: Episode 23 Video
Jewish Unity
When there is discord between Jews, it is only because they fail to understand the true nature of their relationship with one another. When Jews understand that they are truly one, then all problems will automatically become resolved on their own. Guest...
Physical Judaism Learning from the Rebbe: Episode 8 Video
Physical Judaism
The purpose of creation is fulfilled by our making use of our bodies and the physical world around us to do G‑d’s will. Guest Expert: Rivkah Slonim. (From “Messages”—Season 4, Episode 8)
The Gift of Motherhood Learning from the Rebbe: Episode 4 Video
The Gift of Motherhood
The Torah reading for Rosh HaShanah describes two great women -- Sarah and Hannah -- and their intense determination to become mothers. Guest Expert: Rivkah Slonim. (From "Messages" -- Season 4, Episode 4)
The Lubavitcher Rebbe on Hair Covering Blessings from Above and Blessings from Below
Displaying patience and uncanny sensitivity to the psychological and sociological issues at play, the Rebbe persisted in his efforts. Eventually, it paid off. By the late 1960s, wearing a wig was the norm in most Orthodox circles.
In biblical times, entrance to a holy space was contingent on spiritual purity. Today, it is in sacred union alone that this law is enforced. Until the Holy Temple is rebuilt, it is in our bedrooms that we build the most hallowed of all hallowed shrines
In the endless conflict between earth and spirit, sheer weight often wins out. Shabbat is a reunion with our inner selves, a return to the primal oneness of our souls
Everything you wanted to know about Mikvah but didn't know to ask.
Chassidic Feminist My Personal Experiences
I would describe myself as a Chassidic feminist. The two terms are not mutually exclusive, though their combination is not without tension...
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