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Parshah (Weekly Torah)
It is a shame that more of us don’t experience the full flavor of Jewish communal life.
Jewish Holidays
Expressing Our Unity
The Jewish Woman
There are few religious Jews in the military, and even fewer are women. Here is how one woman has carved our her Jewish space within the military.

He found him in a desert land, in a desolate, howling waste…As an eagle awakening its nest, fluttering over His eaglets, so did He spread His wings and take Him…

In the month of Elul, He found you wandering in a desert.

Did He ever lose you?

No. But the Torah uses the word “found” to say that what He found there...

Contemporary Voices
A congregational rabbi shares three remarkable tales, each one demonstrating the miracles embedded within us.
Jewish News
Only days before the storm, Chabad moved into a building that kept its electricity
Jewish Holidays
This Is the Year to Celebrate Jewish Unity Video
This chassidic melody is sung to the words of the Yom Kippur prayer Yaaleh Tachanuneinu. Yosef Peysin and Mordy Kurtz of Rogers Park Band perform this traditional tune with a fresh modern sound (The...
Jewish Holidays
How to listen to the voice of your own heart—advice from a meditation of the Alter Rebbe.
The Jewish Woman
Recently I realized that my problem was my understanding of what forgiveness is. In my mind, it was conflated with absolution or pardon.
Mitzvahs & Traditions
What can we provide that an infinite G‑d would possibly need?
Parshah (Weekly Torah)
There will always be people in our lives who meander from the straight and narrow. How can we set them straight?
Teshuva requires that a person make an honest assessment of his spiritual standing. To do this, it would seem ideal to isolate oneself from all distractions, to focus on one’s past deeds. Why do we...
The Jewish Woman
Eventually, I grew tired of playing the martyr and blaming Him. I started to wonder if the pain I blamed on heaven was coming from within.
Jewish News
Volunteers and staff provide crucial aid as losses continue to mount
Jewish Holidays
It is customary to ask for and receive "lekach" (sweet cake -- signifying a sweet year) from someone (usually one's mentor or parent) on the day before Yom Kippur.
May it be Your will before You, that the Holy Temple should be built speedily in our days, and grant us our portion in your Torah
– From the Daily Prayers
Passing of R. Abraham "The Angel" (1776)
The 12th of Tishrei is the yahrtzeit (anniversary of the passing) of Rabbi Abraham (1740-1776) the... Read More »
Tachnun (confession of sins) and similar prayers are... Read More »
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