Learn the laws and customs to properly perform the mitzvah of Kiddush on Shabbat, wherein we sanctify the holiest day of the week
By Rabbi Yosef Shusterman
Jews have distinct rituals: a way of dress, interesting holidays, and a unique diet. When G-d gave us these instructions He told us that He was choosing us as His special nation. But...
By Rochel Holzkenner
Common wisdom has it that spirit is loftier than matter and the soul superior to the body. But this is a "masculine" vision of life
Based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
A chassid is a lamplighter. The lamplighter walks the streets carrying a flame at the end of a stick. He knows that the flame is not his. And he goes from lamp to lamp to set them alight
Rabbi Sholom DovBer of Lubavitch
There is a common misconception that the good things in life come from being in the right place at the right time. In truth, everything that is good comes from being on the right channel with the right reception. This is what the sages call z’chut—sometimes translated as “merit.” What it really means is a kind of fine-tuning of the soul. How do you fine-tune the soul? You have three knobs: What you do, what you...