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Lag BaOmer
‘I Think I Can’: Rabbi Akiva and the Power to Believe

I know it gives them strength. I certainly know it gives me strength. But what exactly is the strength that we tap into by saying, “G‑d willing, you can; I can?”
Why the Bow and Arrow on Lag BaOmer?

Why do we play with a bow and arrow on the Jewish holiday of Lag BaOmer?
Love Distorted

The night their father left town, his sons reminisced about their shared childhood, and the messages stressed in their home...
By the Numbers
10 Jubilee Facts to Know

The Yovel (Jubilee) year took place every 50 years. The fields were left fallow, slaves were freed, and land was returned.
13 Ideas to Help Avoid Conflict

Our sages tell us that peace is the greatest blessing, and that it’s what G‑d wants most for and from us.
The Unexpected Kaddish

I first met the family some seven years ago, when I was called to perform a bris on their newborn son.
Story
The Woman Who Didn't Want to Get Divorced

“Just as your union began with feasting, let your parting of ways be similarly celebrated.”
Lifestyle
Flakey Scallion Pancakes

Fortunate is the man who places his trust in G-d, and does not turn to the haughty
— Psalms 40:5
Print Magazine

What is it that the child has to teach?

The child naively believes that everything should be fair
and everyone should be honest,
that only good should prevail,
that everybody should have what they want
and there should be no pain or sadness.

The child believes the world should be perfect
and is outraged to...