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Parshah
Was Abraham Hungry for Riches?

It is surprising to say that Abraham was concerned about his reward, when Maimonides singles out Abraham as a paragon of serving G‑d “purely out of love.”
Is There a Limit to Tolerance?

Why would we want to be shielded from Abraham? He was one of the all-time greats!
By the Numbers
9 Facts about Odel, the Baal Shem Tov's Daughter

Learn about the Baal Shemtov's only daughter, Udel, who plays a unique role in early Chassidic history.
Essay
Three Are Better Than One

The idea of harmony is not to give up our identity for the sake of the collective. The ideal is that each of us should achieve maximal individuality, developing all our unique strengths and talents, while coming to appreciate and value each other for what we are.
Story
The Story of Sulika

A beautiful maiden accused of having converted to Islam and wanting to return to Judaism, a crime punishable by death under Islamic law.
Your Questions
A Mezuzah For a Car or Mobile Home?

Some choose to place mezuzot in their cars, such as mezuzah pendants that hang from the rearview mirror. Is this problematic?
Introverted Wife, Extroverted Husband: How to Have Shabbat Guests

How can inviting guests be manageable for you, as well as enjoyable, practical and comfortable?
Lifestyle
Meat-Stuffed Potatoes

Even the empty ones amongst you are full of mitzvot like a pomegranate
— Talmud, Berachot 57a
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...