Tzvi Freeman is a senior editor at Chabad.org. He is also the author of two volumes of Bringing Heaven Down to Earth -- collections of meditations based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe -- as well as numerous articles and essays on Jewish mysticism, philosophy and practice. He also writes Chabad.org's widely acclaimed Daily Dose of Wisdom, mailed daily to tens of thousands of subscribers. Subscribe to regular updates of Rabbi Freeman's writing with the Freeman Files subscription.
Dear Friend, Having torn myself away from a beautiful Passover in Israel, I want to share a thought I brought back with me: Israel is a microcosm of each of our lives and of our planet. Why? Because it’s not just a chunk of land. It’s the promised land. I...
What’s a conscious being like me doing in a cold universe like this?
By Tzvi Freeman
It is the height of human audacity to assume that we are fantastic instances of consciousness that have somehow emerged out of a dumb universe—much like the teenager who can’t understand how such a bright guy like me came from parents who have no brains.
A skit in four parts, with four siblings and four questions.
By Tzvi Freeman
Characters: Abbie:Trendy lady in her mid-twenties. Heavily into new-age spirituality, saving the ecosystem and exotic travel. Sheldon: Sheldon plays tough, but there’s a soft spot inside for his family. Tom:Soft-spoken. Hangs out a lot in nature, thinking...
The first 10 Controversial Affirmations for People Who Choose to Fight Depression received a much more enthusiastic response than anyone had expected. Some very encouraging reader comments—including wise advice and valuable lessons of experience. Download...
I’ve been doing this Purim thing for a long time, but it still makes no sense to me. Just because “they tried to kill us, but G‑d made a miracle” two and a half thousand years ago, we have to go berserk every year?