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Mishpatim

30 Years Since the Passing of the Rebbetzin
Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson (1901– 1988)
Celebrating the life of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson, wife of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, of righteous memory
9 Women Named After the Rebbetzin Who Are Changing the Jewish World
Tens of thousands of Jewish girls around the world have been named after the Rebbetzin. Each, in her own way, has the special privilege of living up to the name they bear.
3,000 Leaders Honor Rebbetzin’s Legacy on 30th Anniversary of Her Passing

A special evening program to honor the 30th anniversary of the passing of Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson, of righteous memory, will open the 26th annual Kinus Hashluchos, the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Women Emissaries in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Your Questions
What Does "Schlep" Mean?
Get schlepped in as we tackle this Yiddish word!
Do Jews Believe in the "Evil Eye"?

The “evil eye,” ayin hara in Hebrew, is the harmful negative energy that is created when one looks at something with envy or ill feeling.
Women
The Secret to Real Happiness

Fulfilling my purpose brings a double joy: My soul’s mission is accomplished, and G‑d’s desire is satisfied.
My First Visit to the Mikvah

Before I’d ever visited a mikvah, I had a lot of misconceptions about this key Jewish commandment. The whole idea seemed like a relic from another era.
Jewish News
With Cape Town Facing Drought, a Time for Conservation and Prayer

“We have been praying, and we will continue to pray,” says Rabbi Mendel Popack, who founded Chabad Centre of Cape Town in 1976.
Terrorist Murders Israeli Teacher, a Father of Four, Near Ariel

Rabbi Itamar Ben-Gal, a 29-year-old teacher of eighth-grade yeshivah students and a father of four, was stabbed to death by a terrorist at a bus stop near the entrance to Ariel.
Parshah
A Hypersensitive People

Did you know that G-d would rather you cooked pork chops than a cheeseburger? That’s right. There is no biblical injunction against cooking pork—although eating it is absolutely forbidden... But it is forbidden to even cook meat together with milk.
How a Rabbi With ALS and His Wife Spent Their 20th Anniversary

And how simple acts can be holy
Judaism: Because We Were Told, or Because We Understand?

Although many of the mitzvahs can be rationally understood even in accordance with contemporary moral ethics, is this how and why they should be fulfilled?
Story
Eavesdropping on the Angels

Lifestyle
Chewy Homemade Caramels

How were the Ten Commandments given? Five on one tablet and five on a second tablet. This means that "Do not murder" corresponds to "I am G-d your G-d." What is this analogous to? To a king of flesh and blood who entered a country and put up portraits of himself, and made statues of himself, and minted coins with his image. After a while, the people of the country overturned his portraits, broke his statues and invalidated his coins, thereby reducing the image of the king. So, too, one who sheds blood reduces the image of the King, as it is written (Genesis 9:6): "One who spills a man's blood... for in the image of G-d He made man."
— Midrash Mechilta
Print Magazine
What Is Alef? (A Point Above, a Point Below)

What is an alef?
A point above, a point below, and a line between.

Whatever we may understand of Him
is but an infinitesimal point above.

The only way we can join with Him
is as an infinitesmal point below.

And what empowers us to become this zero-point below
that resonates with the infinite-point above?

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