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New mikvah opening Sunday, Oct. 24, highlights community growth
The Jewish Woman
I must not allow myself to get so caught up in the decisions and demands before me that I forget that my human input is merely a physical container into which G‑d’s blessings can flow.

When G-d asked Abraham to take his son, his only son, the son he loves, Isaac, and raise him for an offering upon a mountain, G-d said, “please.”

He said, “Please stand for me in this test, so they will not say, ‘The other tests were of no substance.’”

The other tests included being thrown in a fiery furnace for not...

Jewish History
One of the most interesting women in the Bible is Hagar, Abraham's second wife, and the mother of Ishmael. How much do you know about her?
Jewish News
New volume spurs worldwide study of Shaar HaBitachon (‘The Gate of Trust’)
Jewish News
Pandemic concerns at forefront amid preparations for 38th annual emissaries’ meeting
Jewish News
Daily Chassidism podcast in German tops the charts
Contemporary Voices
Every time we encounter an imperfection, how shall we view it?
Kabbalah Online
A tale of a tzadik saved by a zealous disciple.
Questions & Answers
The custom of giving round foods is learned from Jacob, who cooked a pot of lentils.
Lifecycle Events
I just didn’t see G‑d in the picture at all.
Sarah, the first Jewish mother, is a shining example of the great power that every woman has over her family and our entire nation. It was Sarah who insisted that Isaac, not Ishmael, continue...
Parshah (Weekly Torah)
No sinning is good, but sins against our own neighbors are the worst.
It is written, "You shall love the L-rd your G-d" (Deuteronomy 5:5). That means, G-d's name should be loved through you. That is to say, if a person reads the scripture, studies the Mishnah and attends on Torah scholars, and his dealings with the world are proper, what do people then say of him? Fortunate is his father, who taught him Torah! Fortunate is his teacher, who has taught him Torah! Behold one who has learned Torah, how beautiful are his ways, how just his deeds! ... But if one has learned Torah and served the scholars, but is in his dealings not honest and speaks with people not gently, then what do people say about him? Woe to his father, who has taught him Torah! Woe to his teacher, who has instructed him in Torah! See the one who has learned Torah -- how evil are his ways...
– Talmud, Yoma 86a
Passing of Mattityahu (139 BCE)
In the 2nd century before the common era, the Holy Land was ruled by the Seleucids (Syrian-Greeks)... Read More »
Kristallnacht (1938)
On this night in 1938 and continuing into the next day -- November 9 on the secular calendar -- the... Read More »
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