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Simchat Torah/Bereishit

Why G-d Banished Adam and Eve From the Garden of Eden

Why was G-d so afraid that humans would gain eternal life that He was compelled to throw Adam and Eve out of Gan Eden?
Lilith, Adam, Eve, and the real original sin

How a simple story provides us the path towards humankind 2.0
The Joy of Getting It Right the Second Time

What happens when someone chooses to sin instead?
You Broke It, You Fix It: The Roots of Conflict

G‑d gave us a perfect garden, and we ruined it!
Letting Go to Move Forward: A Lesson From the Mission to Mars

Throughout your life, you will have many missions. What have you completed, and what is there to begin at this new stage of life?
The End of Torah

What did Moses accomplish by shattering the tablets?
By the Numbers
Take the 6 Days of Creation Quiz

Test your knowledge on the six days of creation with this quick quiz!
15 Simchat Torah Facts Every Jew Should Know

Simchat Torah (“The Joy of the Torah”) is the day when we finish the annual Torah-reading cycle and begin anew. Learn 15 facts that you may not have known!
How a Rock Song Started Me on My Journey

thank the Byrds for their introduction to a lesson in Kohelet, Ecclesiastes.
The Case of the Missing Etrog

On the cosmic mitzvah scale there really is no difference if I make a blessing over my lulav-and-etrog set, or if that same set is used by a Jew on the streets of Brooklyn.... mitzvah = mitzvah, right?
Stuffed Cabbage

Meat and rice, rolled up in cabbage and cooked in a decadent sauce - a Simchat Torah classic. With step-by-step photo instructions.
Your Questions
Why No Work on Chol Hamoed?

The Talmud lists a number of sources in the Torah.
Why Can the Sukkah Walls Be Made From (Almost) Anything?

Sukkot reminds us that we are continually in G-d’s warm embrace, enveloped by His infinite love.
"See, I give you today a blessing and a curse" (Deuteronomy 11:26). Moses is giving the Children of Israel the power of sight: to perceive that the true nature of evil is nothing more than a transmutation and distortion of the Divine good. When evil is thus seen, it can be transformed into the good that it essentially is.
— The Lubavitcher Rebbe
Print Magazine

You are G‑d’s sewing needle.

Your mitzvahs are His thread. Now you can understand all these journeys of your life: You are pulling a thread, stitching together the confusion of this world into a single, meaningful story of wisdom and divine truth.

Out of chaos, a beautiful patchwork of many colors.

As a needle, you...