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Shemot

Your Questions
Why Lift the Bride and Groom on Chairs at Jewish Weddings?

Many of the great sages in the Talmud would dance and do all sorts of tricks to entertain the couple.
Why Aren’t the Matriarchs Mentioned in Our Prayers?

Do women not count? Are they supposed to just be quietly left in the background?
Battling Debt for Decades

I have done everything in my power to pay back my debts, but every time I make a little headway, something happens to plunge me into debt again.
Parshah
Who Was Amram?

Amram, son of Kehot, led the Jewish people in Egypt and fathered three of the greatest leaders in Jewish history.
Dear Fellow Survivor, You Are Holy

His flames fully engulfed you. He consumed you. Yet here you are. Still around. Still alive. You’re functioning.
Moses or Pharaoh: Which Mindset Are You?

While we’re usually in touch with our suffering, seeing it in others is not so common.
Shemot Parshah Quiz

Take this quiz to see how well you know the parshah of Shemot.
Coming of Age
A Bar Mitzvah at Any Age

My thoughts kept pulling me back to the Kotel, the Western Wall. It had been too long since I had been there.
Cambodian Royal Family Celebrates Its First Bat Mitzvah

The daughter of a princess who converted to Judaism comes of age.
Story
Envoy From Safed

If successful, he would save his brothers and sisters from certain ruin. If unsuccessful, they shuddered to imagine…
Lifestyle

If good is good, is better not better?


— Rabbi Shmuel of Lubavitch (1834-1882)
Print Magazine

All the world’s problems stem from light being withheld.

Our job then, is to correct this. Wherever we find light, we must rip away its casings, exposing it to all, letting it shine forth to the darkest ends of the earth.

Beginning with the light you yourself hold.