kislev

What is Yud Tes Kislev – Kislev 5780

The 19th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev is celebrated as the “Rosh Hashanah of Chassidism.” It was on this date, in the year 1798, that the founder of Chabad Chassidism, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1745–1812), was freed from his imprisonment in czarist Russia. More than a personal liberation, this was a watershed event in the history of Chassidism, heralding a new era in the revelation of the “inner soul” of Torah.

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Chanukah: The Dreidel’s Hidden Meanings – Kislev 5780

A very popular Jewish custom is to play dreidel on Chanukah. Adults together with children gather around the lights of the menorah, spinning to discover which letter falls on top. What is the deeper significance of this act, and what meaningful thoughts can we have in mind while playing dreidel this Chanukah? As we will see, by spinning the dreidel in front of the Chanukah lights, we are bridging the gap between the finite realm and the infinite.

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The Zodiac of Kislev – Kislev 5780

Learn the mystical dimension of the Jewish month embedded in its Hebrew name, mazal, tribe, attribute and more. The Hebrew zodiac for Kislev is “keshes” (bow and arrow), a.k.a. Sagittarius.

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How to Have A Great Marriage – Kislev 5780

What are the key elements to maintaining a strong and loving bond with your spouse?

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From Ethiopia to Israel: Sharon Shalom’s Epic Story – Kislev 5780

As an 8-year-old boy, Sharon Shalom crossed the Sudan desert to the Red Sea to realize his dream of reaching Israel where he became the first Israeli-trained Ethiopian rabbi.

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A Miracle Girl’s Bat Mitzvah Speech – Kislev 5780

Goldie Shuman was born with FD, a rare genetic disorder, and lives by the grace of G-d and a team of medical professionals. Watch and be inspired by her incredible bat mitzvah speech, Leave your mazal tov wishes or personal message for Goldie in the "comments" field below the vido, and they will be sent to her..

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The Miracle – Kislev 5779

A selection of insights exploring the Chanukah miracle, and its modern-day significance.

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19 Kislev: The “New Year” of Chassidism – Kislev 5779

The 19th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev is celebrated as the “Rosh Hashanah of Chassidism.” It was on this date, in the year 1798, that the founder of Chabad Chassidism, Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1745–1812), was freed from his imprisonment in czarist Russia. More than a personal liberation, this was a watershed event in the history of Chassidism, heralding a new era in the revelation of the “inner soul” of Torah

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The Story of Yehudit – Kislev 5779

The heroic story of Yehudit has inspired faith and courage in the hearts of Jews throughout the ages.

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Combating Burnout – Kislev 5779

How is one to combat feelings of burnout and to continue giving to others? How is one to keep his inner flame alive and active when it feels cold and dim?

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