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What Does "Vort" Mean?
Nothing is simple in Yiddish, and even the simplest vort takes on the most delightful meanings.
Who Are the Chevra Kadisha?

It is considered a sacred duty and a great kindness to be a part of the Chevra Kadisha, and it is an honor to be included in this group of dedicated volunteers.
Beautiful Women on the Battlefield and the Power of ‘No’

Torah doesn’t permit us to have whatever we want just because we want it.
Facing My Decision: Why Stay Religious?

I was sure that my future would not hold the religious beliefs I had grown up with. To me, the rules and guidelines I was forced to keep in school were all that was keeping me religious.
A Mother’s Perspective: Impressions from My Baby’s Hospitalization

Sharing a hospital room provides a glimpse into the life of fellow sufferers, which helps to put the trials and tribulations of life into perspective.
Pray and Play

When a team is made of individuals who care about one another, it is more powerful than the sum of each one's individual performance.
Art: Woman of Valor

If I am not for myself, who is for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?
— Hillel (Ethics of the Fathers 1:14)
Print Magazine

The Rebbe describes the following as the central teaching of the Baal Shem Tov:

Not only the pirouettes of a leaf as it falls off a tree, the quivering of a blade of grass in the wind, each and every detail of existence brought into being, given life and directed every moment from Above

—but beyond that:

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Woman of Valor

What Does "Vort" Mean?

The Story We Tell

Social Capital and Fallen Donkeys

Chapter 21

Chapter 20

Chapter 19

Chapter 18

Chapter 17

Chapter 16

Chapter 15

Chapter 14

Chapter 13

Chapter 12