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Torah, The: (lit. teaching) (a) The Five Books of Moses (The Bible); (b) the overall body of Jewish religious teachings encompassing the whole body of Jewish law, practice and tradition
The Rebbe provides an interpretation of Rashi’s commentary that overturns nearly a thousand years of presumed understanding.
All of her years were equal, parallel, identical, even-steven for good? Is this possible?
Abraham appreciated a simple yet sometimes difficult truth: if you want to make something truly yours, you must pay for it.
A taste of Shazak Parsha, where the weekly Torah portion comes alive! Geared for kids... Great for adults!
An Essay on Chayei Sarah
Every person’s life consists of two different modes. One mode is characterized by ascents and descents, while the other is characterized by calm and tranquility, without major events or great excitement.
From the dawn of history, people have been searching for a sense of joy, which is as elusive as it is desirable.
1. The parshah starts with the passing away of Sarah and her burial. Why then is the parshah called “Chayei Sarah” — “The life of Sarah” — and not “Mitat Sarah” — “The death of Sarah”? The notion that the name of the parshah is the first significant word ...
The biblical narrative of “Isaac meets Rebecca” isn't exactly a romantic courtship. A servant, appointed matchmaker is given access to unlimited funds to convince the “right” girl to marry a man without ever seeing him. To thicken the plot, this “match ma...
What a seemingly negligible detail of the marriage of Isaac and Rebecca tells us about the nature of marriage between man and woman, and the nature of the marriage between man and G‑d we call “life.”
We navigate through life, and we want to know “what’s in it for me.” We don’t always identify with the “chariot” of our history, with those men and women who saw themselves exclusively as vehicles of the Divine will.
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