Rabbi Yisrael Ba'al Shem Tov passed away on Shavuos. Learn about his life and teachings
Shavuos celebrates the Giving of the Torah at Sinai. Jews in every generation gather to hear the reading of the Ten Commandments, for on this day they receive renewed strength in their mission to brighten G-d’s world. This applies to Jewish children in particular, for G-d did not agree to give His Torah to the Jewish people until they offered their children as its guarantors.
What was so earth-shattering about “the giving of the Torah?
Three months after the war began, Rabbi Moshe Moscowitz drove fifteen hours back to his Kharkiv community and synagogue
An ancient Jewish community that survived all odds and came home.
Get rid of the illusions and let your marriage soar.
Rabbi Manis Friedman talks about how 40 days before a person is born it is decide in Heaven when he?she will pass away...
The verse immediately following the account of the giving of the Ten Commandments to Israel by G-d at Mt. Sinai, which summarizes the experience of that greatest of all days, reads: “And the whole people saw the voices and the torches and the shofar blast and the smoking mountain…” (Exodus 20:15).
Before we explore the mystical connotation of the number three, we have to understand what "truth" really is. Truth means a lot more than mere verbal accuracy. The mystical name for truth is Tiferet, which literally means "harmony" – not exactly the association most of us have with truth. What's the connection?
A Dvar Torah for every aspect of Shavuot