Vayeitzei

Your Questions
Why No Talking After Washing?

To understand why, we first need to examine why we wash our hands in the first place.
What Does Mamash Mean?
If your daughter cooks the most delicious chicken soup and kneidelach, you can tell her, "that was mamash geshmak (tasty).”
What Is an Upshernish?

On the third Jewish birthday of a Jewish boy, friends and community members are invited to a festive haircutting ceremony called an upshernish or chalakah.
By the Numbers
50 Jewish Quotes on Things to Do "Always"

Culled from Talmud, Midrash, Zohar, and other sources, and translated into English, these pithy quotes have been grouped into categories for you to contemplate, internalize, and share.
9 Ways to Love Yourself More

Loving yourself and knowing your strengths are vital to being a successful person. Here's how to do it.
Parshah
Can G-d Be Stolen?

The very fact that one can steal an idol shows the pettiness of ascribing supernatural powers to figures of stone and metal.
Why Leah Named Her Son Judah

When we understand that everything is a gift, then we escape the trap of an entitlement mentality.
Story
Where Is That Merchant From?

"If you realize that the entire day you spend in the store is just so you can learn for one hour, you will never lose touch with the Torah.”
Women
The First Time I Lit Shabbat Candles in Nine Months

I have not lit the candles for the Shabbat or for the Jewish holidays since my pacemaker operation nine months ago. I was afraid of dropping the match and causing a fire—or so I told myself. But I am going to light the Shabbat candles tonight.
Lifestyle
Art: Shabbat Evening Candle-Lighting

When you approach the battle, the kohen shall come near, and speak to the people. And he shall say to them: "Hear, O Israel, today you are approaching the battle against your enemies. Let your hearts not be faint; you shall not be afraid, and you shall not be alarmed, and you shall not be terrified because of them. For the L-rd, your G-d, is the One Who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you..."
— Deuteronomy 20:2-4
Print Magazine
If It's Broken... (from the book “Wisdom to Heal the Earth”)

If you see something that is broken, fix it.

If you cannot fix all of it, fix some of it.

But do not say there is nothing you can do. Because, if that were true, why would this broken thing have come into your world?

Reshimot 44.