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What is so special about Avraham’s self-sacrifice for G-d, considering that we find many who were willing to give up their life for all types of causes?
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The Jews' devotion to maintaining their spiritual freedom can only be described as supernatural. What gives us this miraculous strength?
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20 Menachem Av, 5742 • August 9, 1982
In Kfar Chabad, there will soon begin the Bar Mitzvah celebration for the orphans of Israel’s fallen heroes. They commemorate their sacrifice, for their fathers gave their lives defending the Holy Land and its Holy Nation.
As Jews, we’re painfully familiar with the term “self sacrifice”. Throughout the course of our history, so many Jews have chosen to give up their lives for Judaism to endure. But serving G-d with self sacrifice need not be limited to such dire circumstanc...
Do we need to sacrifice to be a Jew? A chassidic story and a lesson from Moses at the burning bush.
Abraham & Sarah, Lesson 4
Why do bad things happen to good people? Why do we sometimes feel that G-d is testing us? How was Abraham able to agree to sacrifice his son after waiting to have him for so many years? Where does our nation get its capacity for self-sacrifice and perseve...
Talmud Stories of Tragic Destruction
This class continues with further analysis of the meaning behind “the voice of Jacob vs. the hands of Esau”. Then a shocking story about a ship filled with hundreds of beautiful young Jewish girls and boys who chose self-inflicted death rather than lives ...
A Talmudic reading on when life trumps religious duty and vice versa
"You shall live by the commandments," the Talmud tells us, "and not die by them." Yet there are three cardinal sins that one must give one's life for rather than transgress. How did the Rabbi's reach this conclusion? A reading of Sanhedrin 74a.
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