Re'eh

Do I Have a Right to Read My Spouse’s Texts and Emails?

Although text and email are relatively new inventions, the answer to this question takes us back more than a thousand years to the time of Rabbeinu Gershom.
By the Numbers
10 Foolproof Yiddish Words to Use All the Time
These are the words you can safely pop into your conversation for emphasis with little fear of messing up, since it is hard to misappropriate them.
9 Ways Judaism Teaches Us to Be Kind to Animals

The Torah instructs us to be kind to animals, and to treat them with respect and consideration because they are creations of G‑d.
Parshah
On Not Being a Victim

How can you be a victim and yet not see yourself as a victim without being guilty of denial, or deliberate forgetfulness, or wishful thinking?
Believing Is Seeing

Perception has come to be synonymous with reality, but perception depends less on what we see than who we are.
Jewish News
Sculptor Jacques Lipchitz’s Tuscan Villa Turned Jewish Summer Camp

Camp Gan Israel Italy began in 1959. Since 1976 it has been held at the famed artist’s former home and studio.
First Bar Mitzvah in Centuries in Balkan Nation

Son of Montenegro emissaries to be joined by visitors from near and far.
106 Years Old, Married 84 Years, the First in Synagogue

Maurice Kaye was an inspiration in Bournemouth, England, for many decades.
Women
I Wasn’t Ready to Give Birth, How Could This Be Happening?

Was it less than a week ago that she made her appearance in our world? The world of laughter and tears, triumphs and fears?
Video
The Zodiac of Elul

Learn the mystical dimension of the Jewish month embedded in its Hebrew name, mazal, tribe, attribute and more. The Hebrew zodiac for Elul is “besulah” (virgin), a.k.a. Virgo.
Do I Have to Do What G-d Says?

In verse 12:17, the Torah says: "You cannot eat within your cities the tithe of your grain...or any of your vows that you will vow..." Rashi clarifies that it does not mean "you cannot" but rather "you are not allowed to." What is the difference between being able and being allowed to do something?
Story
Morning Prayers and Torn Shoes

“Being conscious of a poor student’s torn shoes is an expression of the oneness of G‑d.”
Lifestyle
Summer Bounty Plum Galette

If his finger would be cut, there would flow not blood, but chassidus (chassidic teaching)
— Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Lubavitch, speaking of his father-in-law and predecessor, Rabbi DovBer of Lubavitch (1773-1827)