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Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz—father of seven, husband of Dina, and spiritual leader at Chabad Jewish Center in Temecula, Calif.—has been rendered immobile by ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Unable to speak or type, he uses his eyes to write heartfelt thoughts on the weekly Torah portion.
In order to shatter the darkness, you need a tremendous amount of light.
The purpose of doing mitzvot, with physical objects, in a physical place, and at a physical time (as time is also a creation that only exists in the physical world), is to refine the physical and infuse it with G‑dliness, making it into a home for the Cre...
As thousands of well-wishers around the world prepare to celebrate Rabbi Yitzi Hurwitz's 48th birthday, Yitzi shared these heartfelt words with our readers.
Many of us struggle with happiness, dissatisfied with the hand we’ve been dealt. But it’s all based on our perspective and perception.
How to Be Truly Free
The true life of a Jew is not his or her physical life, but his or her spiritual life.
The haftorahMalachi, 3:4-24. for Shabbat Hagadol is from the Book of Malachi, who lived at the beginning of the Second Temple era. He foretells of the time of Moshiach, and rebukes the Jewish people for putting the wicked on a pedestal, for not serving G‑...
In order to bring Moshiach we have to tap into our yechidah to draw G-d's essence that is beyond existence into the world.
When there are multiple meanings of a Hebrew word, they must be connected in some way.
The portion of Balak tells us how Balaam set out to curse the Jewish people, but instead, he blessed them. He said, "For from their beginning, I see them as mountain peaks and I behold them as hills." Numbers 23:9. The Midrash Midrash Rabbah 20:19, Tanchu...
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