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Art by Rivka Korf. Rivka uses her creativity and expertise to create masterful compositions and illustrations. She shares her love of coffee with her husband, and passes on her appreciation of art and design to her children.
The holiday is celebrated with materials typically left on a threshing floor or winepress, such as straw, stalks, and reeds.
Customarily, those whose parents are still living leave the sanctuary for the duration of this short prayer. Why?
Chapter 13 of Positivity Bias
In his memoirs, Elie Wiesel vividly recounts his first encounter with the Rebbe in the early 1960s. “That simple dialogue,” according to Wiesel, “lasted almost an entire night,” and “was a turning point in my writing.” Against Silence, vol. 3, p. 63. Cf. ...
On the “custom” of throwing bread into the water on Rosh Hashanah
Contrary to what some believe, feeding the fish is not part of the Tashlich ritual.
Get ready to reexamine everything you ever assumed you knew about Rosh Hashanah
Nefilat Apayim in Tachnun
It looks almost as if everyone is taking a short nap. What’s up with that?
"When the duke responded with a showering of compliments, I hardly believed my good fortune."
On the lifelong journey to get out one sincere word.
The Tzemach Tzedek told Reb Hendel, when he came for private counsel: "Learning Zohar lifts up the soul. Learning Midrash wakes up the heart. Tehillim with tears washes out the person that holds this heart and this soul.” —Hayom Yom, 16 Tevet. One Preciou...
Squeezing Out the Jewish Heart
I can’t forget Reb Meir Levitt, the oldest member of our minyan in the 1990s. He was a survivor of Auschwitz, his life spared not only because he worked as a tailor, but through many open miracles which he would recount in awe. As he aged, his memory reac...
Happiness is peace of mind and knowing, “This is what G‑d wants for me right now. This is what He wants me to be doing or not doing, feeling or not feeling.”
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