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Speaking of sacrifice, I had a frightening epiphany one day last month. I used to think of myself as an altruistic person, but a little objective reflection forced me to conclude that that wasn't the case at all...
Many brave Jews lost their lives while defending a safe and secure home for the Jewish people. One of those heroes is Roi Klein. The government of Israel is now poised to evict Roi's widow and orphaned children from their home...
The spiritual substance of anonymity is sacrifice.
Rescuer of the Children of Warsaw
Almost as soon as the Nazi occupation began, Irena began making forged documents for Jewish friends. She also offered food and shelter to the increasingly persecuted Jewish population. Then, in 1940, she witnessed the imprisonment of nearly 500,000 Jews i...
The Rebbe taught us that we should thank G-d that today we don't have to sacrifice our lives -- but more than ever we do have to sacrifice our will.
Aliza Silberstein
A rare peek into the everyday life of a Lubavitch emmisary to Russia's Far East...
It would have made most sense for Sandra Samuel to get out of there as quickly as possible. But she didn't. She couldn't. Little Moshe'le was calling her name...
There are many examples of people giving up their lives in order to achieve a certain goal for themselves. The case of Abraham is different: it was a step of surrender of self.
I could not walk anymore. The frosty Polish winter, the terrible cold, the exhausting six-week death march, were too much to bear. I felt that I simply could not place one foot in front of the other. All I wanted was to sit down and give up.
In the gas chambers, one boy shouted: "Brothers! Today is the holiday of Simchat Torah. We do not have clothes to cover us, nor a Torah scroll with which to dance. So let us dance with G‑d Himself—who is surely here among us."
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