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Why Joseph Changed His Clothing

Even in Egypt, Joseph remained committed to the religion of his youth and the G‑d of his forefathers. What was his secret?
The Visionary Soul

Where is that fine line between healthy self-compassion and debilitating self-pity?
Were the Maccabees Wrong to Fight?

When we kindle our Chanukah candles each year, the light that glows is the spirit of faith and determination of the Maccabees.
The Fire That Does Not Burn

If there was enough oil to last for one day, the miracle of Chanukah was the seven additional days, so why kindle Chanukah candles for eight?
Your Questions
Why Candles (Not Oil) for Synagogue Menorah?

Rabbi Moses Sofer, known as the Chatam Sofer (1762–1839), writes that in most synagogues that he visited, they lit with beeswax. Was this ideal?
I Always Feel Like I’m Getting My Parenting Wrong

Is there any escape from mother guilt and feeling lousy?
Can Observant Jews Be Climate Activists?

Are there any issues I should be careful to avoid when approaching religious Jews on the topic of sustainability?
"And these are the generations of Isaac the son of Abraham; Abraham fathered Isaac" (Genesis 25:19). There are children who are embarrassed of their parents, and there are parents who are embarrassed by their children. With Abraham and Isaac it wasn't like that: Isaac prided himself in that he was "Isaac the son of Abraham," and Abraham prided himself in that "Abraham fathered Isaac"
— Midrash Tanchuma
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