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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.
Alone in the World: 43 Years Since Entebbe

On the fifth day of the crisis, when all but the Jewish hostages were released, the Israeli government realized that Jews were once again alone in the world. History was repeating itself.
The Unexpected Kaddish

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

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

Art: Light Dispels Darkness

We all stand with Chabad of Poway.
When one eats and drinks [on the festivals], one must also feed the stranger, the orphan, the widow, and the other unfortunate paupers. But one who locks the doors of his courtyard and feasts and drinks with his children and wife but does not feed the poor and the embittered -- this is not the joy of mitzvah but the joy of his stomach
— Maimonides' Mishneh Torah, Laws of the Festivals 6:18
Print Magazine

Within every love, there is fear: The fear of separation from that which you love.

A child fears separation from her parents, a lover from his beloved, the body fears separation from the soul, and the soul from its Source Above.

So what do you love? Look at your worries and you will know. If you seethe in worry over...