The Jewish Web site’s roster of Torah columnists continues to grow with the addition of Rochel Holzkenner, a mother of two children and co-director of Chabad-Lubavitch of Las Olas in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

An educator, freelance writer and lecturer on Jewish mysticism and feminism, Holzkenner also holds a Masters degree in brain research from Nova Southeastern University.

In an article on this week’s Torah portion of Shoftim – her fourth column for – Holzkenner tackles the dueling concepts of personal responsibility and circumstances beyond one’s control.

Holzkenner’s “Living Through the Parshah” column joins a lineup including Rabbi Tzvi Freeman’s “Heaven Exposed,” Rabbi Naftali Loewenthal’s “For Friday Night,” Rabbi Yossy Goldman’s “Weekly Sermonette,” and Chana Weisberg’s “Life’s Passages.”

To view all of Holzkenner’s articles, click here. …