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Shabbat: (lit. "rest", "cessation [of work]"); the Sabbath, the divinely-ordained day of rest on the seventh day of the week.
Though just a young child, Batsheva was well aware that in the Soviet Union, government-run schools were breeding grounds for indoctrinating its unsuspecting students in the communist philosophy. Remaining a religious Jew in a climate of such open hostili...
People are increasingly asking themselves if social media and technology has given a disproportionate control of their lives to algorithms.
We disconnect in more ways than one, which allows us to reconnect in the deepest of ways. And we once again learn what it means to fill a day without distraction . . .
Miri demonstrates how one little candle puts a lot of power into the hands of one little girl. Or is it really just one little girl?
Dudu shared with us this special story: More than half a century ago, a young woman who was in her late stages of pregnancy was devastated to hear her doctor's verdict. "You must terminate the pregnancy," he sternly warned...
The conflict between the genders, the interplay between the masculine and feminine forces of our world continues. It is a process that is evolving and that each of us can and must contribute to—by pushing our boundaries, questioning our comfort zones and ...
It is complacency, not questions, that pose a threat to Judaism. Questions propel us out of the lethargy of our comfort zones to dig deeper and discover the greater truths hidden within our eternal Torah.
This past Shabbat, I lectured to a wonderful community of men and women on the West Coast, on the topic of: “Judaism, Making the World More Feminine.” It brought back to mind a discussion that took place a couple years ago, at one evening course that I ha...
It’s summer, a time when people are on the road for one reason or another, and often away from home for Shabbat. Whether it’s on vacation, going to see the kids at camp or visiting family, knowing the shifting times for Shabbat candle-lighting can be tric...
Together we said the blessing over milk and the Havdalah. Satisfied, he drifted back to sleep, and I drifted back to bed.
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