Kabbalah teaches that the numerical value of Elul (67) is equal to that of “understanding” (בינה). The month of Elul, the final month of the year, brings with it new and deeper understanding with regard to all the events of the passing year-what really happened and why-and of their consequences for the coming year.
The eighteenth day of the month of Elul, 12 days before Rosh HaShanah, is the day Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov was born, in 1698
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How do we explain to our children corruption, hypocrisy, deception – and all the dissonance pervading the adult world? What should we say to our little ones when they are exposed, for the first time, to immoral educators, abusive parents, religious corruption and the basic inconsistencies they witness when supposedly good people behave in bad ways and when hurt comes from those that are supposed to love us?
After months of thorough research and many important conversations, we decided to open ourselves up to building a family through adoption. The adoption journey is quite a story for itself, but to make a long story short, 11 months later—more than six years after our wedding—our longing and waiting was finally over.
Two years ago, a 17-year-old Shanee Markovitz woke up one hot summer morning to discover that her mother, Sharon, had ended her life by suicide.
Sarah Chana Ratcliffe gives pointers on how we as parents ensure that our children do not grow up into rage-aholics whose lives will be soured by unhappy relationships and constant tension.
A modern day story of Sarah and Avraham
An Israeli soldier's parachuting accident affects a family in an unexpected way
In this month both the first and Holy Temples were destroyed, but we also celebrate 15 Av, a marriage holiday