Our role as Jews is to be an example. The Torah describes us, thousands of years ago, as expressing the virtues of modesty and privacy
By Tali Loewenthal
He would guzzle down my mother’s delicacies, spilling some on our pristine white tablecloth
By Chana Weisberg
A condensation of the weekly Torah portion alongside select commentaries culled from the Midrash, Talmud, Chassidic masters, and the broad corpus of Jewish scholarship
Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have contended with G‑d and with men, and have prevailed
You need to take ownership of those things most important in life—the charity you give, the kind deeds you do, the Torah you learn and teach. You can’t just say, “This is G‑d’s business, He has to take care of it.” It has to hurt when it doesn’t work out; you have to dance with joy when it does. That is why G‑d created the “I”—so that we...