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Gimmel Tammuz
How to Observe Gimmel Tammuz at Home

Looking for ways to funnel this day’s inspiration into your home? Here are our suggestions, many of which are the same as normal times…
Looking for Mr. Right

The Rebbe told me, “You are very different from each other. Remove him from your agenda.”
How the Rebbe Saved South African Jewry

In those days there was virtually no Jewish family that was not grappling with the vexing dilemma. To go, or not to go, that was the question.
My Baby Brother Was Not Forgotten

A simple exchange that showed me the Rebbe’s care for each and every individual.
By the Numbers
15 Facts About Aaron Every Jew Should Know

Want to learn more about the ancestor of virtually every Jew named Cohen? Here's your chance!
13 Meditations For the Third of Tammuz

What Was Korach Thinking?

A Righteous Death Wish
Korach Parshah Quiz

Take this quiz to see how well you know the parshah of Korach.
Rabbi Norman Lamm and the Spirit of Chassidism

An appreciation that reflects on Lamm’s personal reception of Chassidism’s living heritage, the place of Chassidism in his scholarly work, his engagement with Chassidism in the fashioning of his famous derashot (sermons), and on Chassidism as his preferred model for developing the relationship between Torah and worldly knowledge.
Melachah of the Week
Dosh - Threshing

Extracting juice, milking, and shelling peas all fall under the rubric of this activity. Learn more about it here.
Everything that is for the sake of G-d should be of the best and most beautiful. When one builds a house of prayer, it should be more beautiful than one's own dwelling. When one feeds the hungry, one should feed them of the best and sweetest of one's table. When one clothes the naked, one should clothe them with the finest of one's clothes. Whenever one designates something for a holy purpose, one should sanctify the finest of one's possessions; as it is written (Leviticus 3:16), "All the fat is to G-d."
— Maimonides
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“Why was the human being created as an individual? To teach you that one who destroys a single human life is as though he has destroyed an entire world. And one who saves a single human life is as though he has saved an entire world.”
—Mishnah, Sanhedrin 4:5.

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