Focus on Jerusalem
15 Facts Every Jew Should Know About Jerusalem

15 fascinating facts about this enchanting city.
9 Av
Your Tisha B'Av Fact Sheet
Why do we mourn on Tisha b'Av? A historical overview and a digest of the day's laws.
Tisha B’Av That Falls on Shabbat or Sunday
On Shabbat, all public displays of mourning are strictly prohibited. This causes changes in many of the Tisha B’Av laws and customs.
When My Child Began Hitting . . .

We have a Father, and He loves us and adores us. He wants to give to us and shower us with blessing and goodness. But He does ask for something in return, and it’s for our own benefit: to be kind and respect one another.
Your Questions
What Does "Kvell" Mean?
Nachas, joy from our children and grandchildren, is among the sweetest pleasures a Jew can hope for.
Why Avoid Danger During the 9 Days?

The reason for this is that it is an especially ominous time, as can be seen from the many tragedies that befell the Jewish people
Rebuke to Reward

A commentary on the haftarah for Shabbat Chazon
An Easy Life Versus a Meaningful Life

You can’t move up the ladder by yearning for a life of ease. And so, while our forefathers and mothers didn’t have easy lives, they had profoundly meaningful and spiritual lives—lives that charted our very course and destiny, and whose qualities are embedded in our spiritual DNA.
The Friday-Afternoon Blessing

Living as a downtrodden shell of her former self, Leah's blank eyes reflected the agony that gripped her heart.
Easy Overnight Breakfast Oats

Our sages tell us that the Holy Temple was destroyed and we were exiled from our land because there was "baseless hatred" amongst us. Accordingly, the way to bring the Redemption is through baseless love -- to love a fellow even though one sees no cause whatsoever for such love.
— The Lubavitcher Rebbe
Print Magazine

If you think about yourself all day, you are guaranteed to become depressed.

Take time each day to think about those who need you.

Not about what you need, but about who needs you.