What is the key to Jewish continuity? Rabbi Ari Enkin explains.
The State of Israel is central to our existence. It is like the skeletal form of our body – it holds us upright.
Where was God during the Holocaust? No human being can answer that question, but there are a number of interpretations.
There is so much to learn about spirituality from the observance of Passover and by eating matza, the simplest of foods.
Although nowadays there is no Passover sacrifice, as there is no Holy Temple in Jerusalem, we can still learn from it.
Don't point a finger at others! This is the time to focus on the goodness of others and on positivity.
Is matzah the bread of affliction or the bread of freedom? Do we eat matzah to remember our slavery or to celebrate our deliverance?
What does Purim have to do specifically with family and community relationships? What was Mordechai's greatest attribute?
When celebrating Purim, try to keep in mind the entire year of Jewish holidays and to thank God for all the miracles he has done for us throughout history.
Joseph and Antiochus. The hatred of Joseph’s brothers towards him and the hatred of the ancient Greeks towards the Jews. What is the Torah telling us?
The Festival of Sukkot allows us to take a step back, to appreciate the material possessions that God has given us and to understand how to use them for spiritual means.
Jews in Israel and around the world observe Tisha B’Av, a day of fasting and intense mourning for the destruction of both Holy Temples and the Jewish exile.
The biblical character Korach had the wrong attitude when it came to disagreements and arguments, and it led to his downfall. Learn from his mistake!
Among the 613 mitzvot, or laws, of the Torah, there are only six which apply to every Jew, every second of every day!
If we make sure to remember God when we are likely to forget Him, then He will remember us when we need Him most.
See the beauty of celebrating Shavuot in Israel throughout the decades, from a young nation to modern times.
Some explain that a blessing is indeed recited before beginning to read the Haggadah, though it is 'hidden.' The reasoning is quite interesting!
Forbidden speech can come in many forms - and surprisingly, not always in the form of bad speech.
What do you think is the cruelest punishment that society can inflict?
One of the greatest Jewish leaders in history was willing to share the honor with others, setting his own ego aside for the greater good.
'Extra-virgin olive oil protects people from age-related cognitive decline,’ said Antonio Capurso of the University of Bari, who completed a study on 300 people.
Until Jacob, no one in history ever had built huts for their cattle! Until then, cattle had to brave the elements. Whether it was hot or cold, dry or rainy, the cattle were simply always outdoors, always exposed.
The power of commitment and renewal on 'Shabbat Shuva' is 52 times stronger than the power of any other Shabbat of the year. This amazing Shabbat immediately follows Rosh Hashana!
The way that Jewish people greet each other on Rosh Hashana is, frankly, a fascinating subject on its own, reflecting the different cultures, communities and levels of observance.
Why did God allow Moses to recite 515 prayers to enter the Land of Israel when He had already decided that the answer was no?
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