The Tenth of Tevet marks the beginning of the siege on Jerusalem―then we begin to realize that there are dates in the Jewish calendar that are not such happy occasions…
The problem with the Realm of Chaos is that it has a few screws loose -- its lights are not connected to its vessels.
Delving into the history of Hanukkah to understand the deeper meaning of the holiday.
Explore the inner meaning of Chanukah in this collection of thoughts, essays and thought-provoking articles.
Each of us has to fight off darkness in his or her own way.
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
The figure of our matriarch Rachel is the one most associated in Kabbalah with the building of Jewish nature, the inbred character of an individual who walks willingly and naturally in the path of G-d. Just as our matriarch Eve, “the mother of all life,” is the mother of human nature, so our matriarch Rachel is the mother of our unique Jewish nature.
The Month of MarCheshvan: Back to Normal: The Month of MarCheshvan Why This Is Not Going to Break You, but Make You! Why Jewish Women Will Bring Moshiach and more...
Now is the time to reflect and integrate the spiritual insights gleaned from the holiday season.
In explaining the unique properties of the month of Elul, the Alter Rebbe, the first Lubavitcher Rebbe, invokes a parable of a loving king who comes to visit his subjects in their world, the ‘field’. An examination of the details of this parable reveals a template for successful parenting, education and marriage. (Based on Ani L’dodi 5726)