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Beshalach

By the Numbers
Thirteen Kabbalistic Teachings on the Masculine and the Feminine

Each man stands between two females: the corporeal woman below to whom he must provide sustenance and affection; and the Shechinah which stands over him to bless him with these so that he may turn around and provide them to the woman of his covenant
10 Ways to Celebrate 10 Shevat
Looking for ways to channel this day’s inspiration into your life? Here are our suggestions.
10 Questions: Take the Month of Shevat Quiz

How much do you know about the month of Shevat? Take the quiz to find out!
Parshah
Can You Be Righteous?

Our world needs more righteous people or, at least, more righteous acts.
What Happened at Marah?

Following the Parting of the Sea, Moses sweetened water for the people to drink, and they were given some of the first mitzvahs. Or were they?
Seeing Is Believing?

When you witness the miracle of creation with your own eyes, faith is unnecessary. Or, is it?
Hakhel Resources
Monthly Hakhel Program Download
This month we are hosting farbrengens! This download tells you how to prepare, what to expect, and even provides stories and Torah thoughts to share.
For Your Beshalach Study Group (PDF)
This weekly study packet is part of theJewishwoman.org “Be a Leader” initiative. Print it out and learn it with your study group.
History
A Transatlantic Call For Prayer

When the mayor of Chicago was shot, his family reached out across the Atlantic for prayer and blessings.
The Keepsake: My Elderly Neighbor’s Frying Pan

“I want you to have this. I won’t be needing it anymore,” she said.
Joy
The Smile and Strength of Shaina Charitonow

As pious and devout as she was, she had an impish sense of humor and would stop at nothing to bring joy to others.
The Happiest Time of My Life: Facing a Life-Threatening Diagnosis

“Joy breaks all bounds,” I would repeat to my husband.
Essay
“We Will Be As Dreamers”

Today we live inside a dream. In time, everything will be possible. We will be free.
Lifestyle
Date & Walnut Rugelach

Every kindness bestowed by G-d should cause a person to be exceedingly humble. For a Divine kindness means that G-d is literally bringing the person closer to Himself; and the closer a person is to G-d, the greater the humility this should evoke in him. Since "all before Him is as naught," the more "before Him" a person is, the more "as naught" should he perceive himself to be.
— Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, upon his liberation from prison
Print Magazine

A boundless Creator hides in plain sight.

He camouflages Himself within His own creation, cloaked within the consistent patterns that provide the illusion of a closed, natural order.

As though this world were something other than His infinite light.

A miracle is a tear in the cloak, a disruption of that order, a...