Can life be perfect? Would it still be "life" if it were?

By Rabbi Yanky Touber Posted in Holidays

When did you last experience the presence of G-d? G-d, of course, is everywhere, for He is the essence of every reality. Technically, then, we are always in the presence of ...

A Shabbat of Vision

By Rabbi Yanky Touber Posted in Holidays

An annual window of opportunity on the Shabbat before Tishah B'Av And I, Daniel, alone saw the vision, but the people with me did n...

After 3,000 years, who can remember?

By Rabbi Nachum Braverman Posted in Holidays

How has Jerusalem, devoid of commercial, industrial or strategic significance, crept to the heart of contention between Israel and the Palestinians? Why does Jerusalem matter?...

Chanukah's Message of Hope

By Based on a talk by the Lubavitcher Rebbe Posted in Holidays

In the time of King Antiochus, the fate of the Jewish people seemed grim indeed.

 Chanukah's Message of Hope

How Passover was Celebrated During the Temple Era

By The Temple Institute Posted in Holidays

The entire Jewish nation converged on Jerusalem from all corners of the ancient world to celebrate Passover in the Holy City. Some lived nearby, and had a comparatively easy journey; some came from neighboring lands and others traveled great distances, ev

Human Cloning & the Resurrection of the Dead

By Mrs. Yehudis Cohen Posted in Holidays

On the Shabbat of the intermediate days of the holiday of Passover, in tens of thousands of synagogues around the world, the reading of the Haftora is from the famous Biblical...

Jerusalem Under Siege

By Rabbi Yanky Touber Posted in Holidays

As I sit writing these words a stone's throw from downtown Jerusalem, I can hear the shooting at the apartment houses of Gilo, two neighborhoods over, from the abutting Arab ...

Moshiach's Feast - a Chassidic Passover custom

By Based on a talk of the Lubavitcher Rebbe Posted in Holidays

On the final day of Passover, we strive for the highest level of freedom and focus on the Final Redemption. Following the Baal Shem Tov’s custom, we end Passover with “Moshiach’s Feast”—a festive meal complete with matzah and four cups of wine during whic

Mourning for Jerusalem

By Mr. Avi Lazerson Posted in Holidays

We live in our modern times, some 2000 years distant from the destruction of Jerusalem, the Holy Temple and the exile of our people from our land. It is almost impossible for ...

Plant a Tree

By Mrs. Yehudis Cohen Posted in Holidays

It's almost Tu B'Shevat, that fruit-eating and tree-planting time of year. Now, someone out there might be wondering what he would do if he was in the middle of planting a t...

Rabbi Tuvia Bolton

By Rabbi Tuvia Bolton Posted in Holidays

oil.jpgOne unique thing about Chanukah is that even the most non-observant of Jews observe it. The rest of the year they don't believe in commandments, blessings, miracles or holiness, but on Chanukah they light the Chanukah candles, say the blessings, k

Seven Degrees of Consolation

By Rabbi Yanky Touber Posted in Holidays

The Torah compares the bond between G-d and Israel to the marriage relationship between man and wife. Thus, when we violated the commandments of the Torah, the prophets admoni...

The Great Squeeze

By Rabbi Yanky Touber Posted in Holidays

What do a garden hose nuzzle, a rocket, a hydraulic power plant, a shofar, and this article have in common? They all operate on the Pinch Principle. Simply stated, the Pinch Principle works like this: take something with potential that is currently not d

The Zoological Conditions in the Era of Moshiach

By Rabbi Yanky Touber Posted in Holidays

SUP { line-height: 0; font-size:9px; font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;} I will give peace in the land, and you will sleep without fear; and I will termin...

Why Cry? A Tale of Two Cities

By Rabbi Mendel Weinbach Posted in Holidays

How can a Jew weep on Tisha B'Av for the destruction of Jerusalem and the Beis Hamikdash which took place thousands of years ago, when he sees how beautifully Jerusalem has b...
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