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Nefilat Apayim in Tachnun
Jewish Holidays
Brush up on basic facts, traditions, and more associated with the Jewish New Year.

Each thing that G‑d created has its own realm. There is a world in which it exists, and a world in which it does not.

Ideas exist in a world of intellect. In the world of a creature who knows nothing but emotion, ideas do not exist.

Emotions exist in a world of sentience. In the world of the physical elements—the...

When challenges come your way, you can confront them head-on. Better, however, is to come down upon them from above.
The Alter Rebbe offers a parable illustrating G-d’s closeness to every Jew during the month of Elul
Jewish Holidays
On the ugly necessity of growing up
The Jewish Woman
The financial problems that began back in 2008 didn’t just dissipate overnight. There’s been a lot of work involved. But, the greatest and most important work has been to stay the course, with...
Chapter 12 of Positivity Bias
Jewish News
From a Torah scroll in an Arizona living room to a 12,500-square-foot full-service facility
Mitzvahs & Traditions
A few hours later, Avraham Simcha noticed a silhouette occupying the small, front window.
Jewish News
New law gives boost to public Jewish observance in response to growing anti-Semitism
Said Rabbi Reuven ben Etzrovli: A person is not accused of something unless he did it; and if he didn't do it completely, he did it partially; and if he didn't do it partially, he thought of doing it; and if he didn't think of doing it, he saw someone else do it and was glad
– Talmud, Moed Katan 18b
Noah Dispatches Dove (2105 BCE)
Following the failed attempt to dispatch a raven from the ark (see "Today in Jewish History" for Elul... Read More »
R. Schneur Zalman's parents marry (1743)
Wedding day of Rabbi Baruch and Rebbetzin Rivkah, the parents of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi... Read More »
Outbreak of World War II (1939)
On September 1, 1939, corresponding to the Hebrew date of 17 Elul, the Nazi Wehrmacht invaded Poland... Read More »
As the last month of the Jewish year, Elul is traditionaly a time of introspection and stocktaking... Read More »
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