22 Shevat and Beyond – Shevat 5780

On 22 Shevat in the year 5748 (1988), the Rebbetzin Chaya Mushka Schneerson passed away. In the days and weeks that followed, it became clear just how central she was to the life work of her illustrious husband, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson.

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The Zodiac of Shevat – Shvat 5780

Learn the mystical dimension of the Jewish month embedded in its Hebrew name, mazal, tribe, attribute and more. The Hebrew zodiac for Shevat is “d’li” (bucket), a.k.a. Aquarius

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15 Shevat – The New Year for the Trees – Shvat 5780

The 15th of Shevat on the Jewish calendar—celebrated this year on Monday, February 10, 2020—is the day that marks the beginning of a “new year” for trees. Commonly known as Tu Bishvat, this day marks the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in the Land of Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle.

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A Former Nazi Preaches Tolerance – Shvat 5780

Can a rabid white supremacist, neo-Nazi, Ku Klux Klan leader change? TM Garret, a German-American who used to fit all those labels, says yes.

As a young man he sported skinhead tattoos. As a 44-year-old grandfather, he is a champion of peace and human rights who sometimes wears a yarmulke when visiting synagogues.

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Youssef Haddad: Lone Soldier – Shvat 5780

Youssef Haddad always seems to be alone.

Whether it’s standing on stage in front of hostile university students as he fights BDS, or his decision as a Christian Arab teenager to join an elite IDF brigade, he’s always been a lone beacon of reason and conciliation amid hostility, hate, and even death threats.

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How to Forgive When You Can’t Forget – Shvat 5780

Many of us carry painful memories of hurtful experiences in our pasts. Some of these memories remain etched in our psyches, at times even haunting and disrupting our lives — in ways that we are aware of, and often unaware of. How many of our emotional fears, insecurities and trust issues are a result of old scars?

How then can we move on from these deep wounds? Can we free ourselves from the tentacles of difficult past experiences? Is it possible to forgive if you cannot forget?

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The Gold-Winning Jewish Wrestler of the Nazi Games – Shevat 5779

Karoly Karpaty's legacy of strength, Jewish pride and inspiration.

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Resources for the Month of Shevat – Shevat 5779

Find out about the month of Shevat according to Sefer Yetzirah ( the Book of Formation) and more, from Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh

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10 Shevat: A Day of Two Rebbes

The sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, passed away on this date in 1950. Exactly one year later, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson accepted the leadership of the movement, and set about transforming the face of world Jewry

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8 Facts About the Hebrew Month of Shevat – Shevat 5779

Shevat is a month rich in symbolism and meaning

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