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By the Numbers
15 Historical Facts About Rabbi DovBer of Lubavitch

Join us as we discover the life and times of a Jewish leader and Torah scholar.
13 Facts About Leah Everyone Should Know

See how much you really know about our fourth matriarch, Leah!
Parshah
The Answer Is “No.” Would You Like to Know Now or Later?

If Jacob saw that Leah was the one with the blessing of children, why did that not command more of his attention?
Who Were Bilhah and Zilpah?

Learn about the mothers of Dan, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher, four of the 12 Tribes of Israel
When Jacob Discovered He Was Israel

Far from home, Jacob now must struggle to maintain his inner spirituality.
Essay
Seeing With Your Mind’s Eye

Prayer is an exercise of the imagination.
Did Abraham Really Invent Monotheism?

One doesn’t have to look hard to find individuals who recognized and served “the one G‑d.”
Story
The Holy Shopkeeper

"That night I could not sleep. Early in the morning, I returned to the store to witness with my own eyes how G-d would help."
Nothing Is Coincidental, Not Even a Set of Sofas

It’s not often that we learn of the complexity of someone’s circumstances or what role we play in seemingly random occurrences.
Melachah of the Week
Matir - Untying

The act of untying a knot.
Lifestyle
Even the most negative things in man or in the world can be exploited for the good, if one learns how to derive from it a lesson in the service of the Creator
— Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov
Print Magazine

Why must we have jobs? Why can’t our bread fall from heaven?

It does. Everything you earn is manna from heaven. But can you eat manna from heaven?

So that manna has to get from its heavenly state down to an earthly form you can handle, step by difficult step.

And for you to bring it to that final, most difficult step...