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Multi-Layered Festivals

In Judaism, the natural and the miraculous are not a dichotomy
Discovering the Real Resting Place of Rabbi Levi Yitzchok of Berdichev

An unexpected find reveals another story of Soviet oppression
In Reckless Waters: Falling in Love with a Non-Jew

I didn't intend to like Colin, to dip my toes into the forbidden waters of the non-Jew. After all, I grew up deeply religious my whole life, in strong deference to the traditions imparted from my parents and grandparents...
On the Calendar
Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson (1878–1944)
A mystic and scholar, he wrote commentaries on the most esoteric texts. As rabbi of a major Ukrainian city, he struggled valiantly to strengthen Judaism, in spite of Soviet intimidation.
By the Numbers
16 Kaddish Facts Every Jew Should Know

Get to get to know one of Judaism’s best-know but least-understood texts.
Melachah of the Week
Bishul - Cooking

Honor your father and your mother.
— Exodus 20:12
Print Magazine

One minute of quiet thought a day can change a child’s life.

When we send our children to school, we send not only their brains, but their bodies, their hearts, and their souls.

Just as we teach their brains to solve math, to read and to write, so we must teach the child to feed that heart and soul, to take a moment...