Shofar is one of the very few mitzvos that emphasize listening לשמוע קול rather than performance of the mitzvah. When Hashem hears the shofar, it “reminds” Him of one of the high points in His relationship with Israel: the pledge of “na’aseh v’nishma, We will do and we will hear.” […]

In her letter to the Rebbe, a woman used the term ‘Orthodox Judaism’. In his response, the Rebbe wrote: “I must point out to  you that splitting Judaism into ‘orthodox, conservative and reform’ is purely artificial division, for all Jews share one and the same Torah given by the One […]