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The Yartzeit should not call forth any feeling of sadness, but rather a feeling of earnest reflection, introspection and self-examination. With a view to attuning one’s life on this earth to the life-path of the soul Above, which is constantly on the asce...
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26 Adar, 5751• March 12, 1991
A Rav can help you approximate the date of your brother’s passing. Observe his Yahrzeit on that date, and when his soul will be at peace, the tragedy of his death will no longer haunt you.
10 Shevat, 5743 • January 24, 1983
A person’s passing seems to be a time of sorrow, not happiness. Yet, we gather on the Rebbe’s Yahrzeit, to increase our energy, enthusiasm, and joy in fulfilling our life’s mission. Torah teaches that, “a greater light comes from darkness.” Torah instruct...
A chapter of Mishnayot to be studied for every letter of the Hebrew alphabet
The Hebrew word Mishnah contains the same letters as the word neshamah (“soul”). It is therefore customary to study Mishnah in the merit of a departed loved one. It is especially appropriate to study also chapters of Mishnah whose initial letters comprise...
Community marks the first anniversary of the horrific synagogue shooting
For thousands of synagogues across America, this Passover will mark the first time in history that their doors are closed for Yizkor. For Chabad of Poway in Southern California, it will be the second time. One year ago as the Torah was being read on Shabb...
I love my dad very much and I want to pay him the proper respect. Am I allowed to travel to the show if I know that I possibly won’t find a minyan there to say kaddish on his yahrtzeit?
The yahrzeit is a special time to pray, remember the departed and do good deeds for the merit of the soul.
Before addressing this question, let’s recount a story that underscores the importance of a mourner reciting Kaddish and reading the haftarah throughout the year of mourning.
A new calendar year offers the chance to look at your daily schedule, prepare for upcoming dates and get your schedule in order.’s online Jewish calendar makes essential Jewish dates and personal events readily accessible on any device, so that...
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