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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
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This Is the Year to Celebrate Jewish Unity

Yom Kippur is described in many ways. One very poignant description is that it is “once in a year.”

You see, the human soul is also described in many ways, with five different names, each describing a deeper level of her being. The fifth, deepest level is called yechidah, which means “one and unique.” Yechidah is...

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
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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.
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See how familiar you are with the most sacred day on the Jewish calendar…
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Worldwide livestream of gala dinner in Jerusalem to launch the Steinsaltz English Mishnah project
Hakhel reminds us that wherever Jews are, and however dispersed they may be, each one remains an integral part of one people.
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...
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Here’s your chance to rethink some things that “everyone knows” about the holy day. 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...
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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.
Jewish News
Life-threatening flooding persists throughout the state
Watch an art video showing how to make a beautiful painting of a Tzedakah Pushkah (charity box).
The first word of G-d's first communication to the first Jew is "Go!" Never suffice with your current achievements. Always advance...
– The Rebbe
Burial of Rabbi Elazar, son of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai (1791)
The great Talmudic sage Rabbi Elazar, son of the famed Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, was buried near his... Read More »
In the early morning hours of the day preceding Yom Kippur, the Kaparot ("Atonement") ceremony is... Read More »
Tachnun (confession of sins) and similar prayers are... Read More »
The day before Yom Kippur is a Yom Tov, a festive day; for although we stand prepared to be judged in... Read More »
Both men and women immerse in a mikveh (ritual pool) to attain an extra measure of sanctity before... Read More »
It is customary to ask for and receive lekach (sweet cake -- signifying a sweet year) from someone... Read More »
Additional eve of Yom Kippur customs include receiving symbolic malkut ("lashings") as atonment for... Read More »
Yom Kippur ("Day of Atonement"), the holiest day of the year, begins this evening before sunset. Its... Read More »
The first of the five Yom Kippur prayer services, which begins with the solemn Kol Nidrei prayer, is... Read More »
The 10-day period beginning on Rosh Hashanah and ending on Yom Kippur is known as the "Ten Days of... Read More »
Tomorrow is Yizkor. Those who light a candle should so this evening before lighting holiday... Read More »
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