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the factory burned down and I was left with no income. My poor wife lay ill in bed, too weak to go out. When there was not a coin left in the house, we decided to return to my father in Dvinsk.
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Community once used stone shelters just steps from the sea

They asked the Baal Shem Tov, “The Talmud tells us that for everything G‑d forbade, He provided us something permissible of the same sort. If so, what did He permit that corresponds to the sin of heresy?”

The Baal Shem Tov replied, “Acts of kindness.”

Because when you see a person suffering, you don’t say, “G‑d runs...

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What exactly are we saying? I can understand blessing people, but does G‑d, the Creator and Master of all, really need our blessing?
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A young Chabad couple moving to San Miguel will take a venerable scroll with them
TheRebbe.org
“I multiplied Abraham’s seed, and gave him Isaac.” How is the birth of one son the fulfillment of G-d’s promise to multiply Abraham’s seed?
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How the Lubavitcher Rebbe approached the perceived conflict between Torah and evolutionary science.
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An artistic exploration from Tech Tribe, the Chabad House for high-tech
The Jewish Woman
Meet Bassie Shemtov, Founder of The Friendship Circle
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Circumcision on the eighth day of a baby boy’s life has been part of Judaism since the dawn of our peoplehood. Learn 20 facts about this ritual that is so central to Jewish life.
There are four types of temperaments. One who is easily angered and easily appeased--his virtue cancels his flaw. One whom it is difficult to anger and difficult to appease--his flaw cancels his virtue. One whom it is difficult to anger and is easily appeased, is a chassid. One who is easily angered and is difficult to appease, is wicked.
– Ethics of the Fathers 5:11
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