Just received this message ♥️ When I was in Israel a few weeks ago, I had shared on Humans of Judaism that I was going to the Western Wall and anyone that wanted me to pray for them should send their names. The response was overwhelming and the experience was […]
✡️ #shavuatov #chodeshtov Good Week, Good Month! #Elul Today is the first day of the Jewish month of Elul. This is the last month of the Jewish year, which leads us to Rosh Hashanah, the New Year. Wishing everyone a great month ahead of a wonderful year. Source: Power of […]
Be the person you needed when you were younger. Source: Power of Speech by G
Imagine you could open your eyes to see the good in every person, the positive in every circumstance, and the opportunity in every challenge. – The Lubavitcher Rebbe Source: Power of Speech by G
Who is wise? He who learns from others. Who is brave? He who subdues his negative inclination. Who is rich? He who appreciates what he has. Who is honored? He who gives honor to others. – Pirkei Avot
Never look down on someone, unless you are helping them up.
The Only Person You Should Try And Be Better Than is the Person You Were Yesterday.
How others see you, is not important. How you see yourself means everything.
Love your parents, we are so busy growing up, we often forget they are also growing old.
A Purim Minute with Esther. Happy Purim.
Today’s Spark by Esther 60 Seconds with Esther: Learn more about history’s Queen Esther and the meaning of a name.
Today’s Spark by Esther In this weekly torah portion minute we talk about Moshe’s ascent to the heavens… Check out more from Esther on her youtube channel: Click here.
Today’s Spark by Esther Explore the reason we face challenges using Rabbi Fohrman’s explanation of the word nisayon, test. Check out more from Esther on her youtube channel: Click here.
“In the coming world they will not ask me – Why were you not Moses? They will ask me – Why were you not Zusha?” – Zusha of Hanipol
It’s not happy people who are thankful, it’s thankful people who are happy.
When Yaakov awoke from his vision, he exclaimed, “Truly! G-d is in this place and I didn’t know it!” Had he known, he would not have slept there. But if Yaakov, son of Yitzchak and grandson of Avraham, who spent his whole life in Torah study, could fail to perceive […]
When Rivka experienced the pain of her twin sons wrestling in her womb, she went to seek G-d’s advice. Some say she went to Shem, son of Noach, while others say she went to a different prophet, perhaps even Avraham himself. But why didn’t she go to her own husband, […]
I saw a beautiful insight about Hoshana Raba, hitting the aravos, and Simchas Torah. Hoshana Raba, the seventh day of Succos, is represented by Dovid HaMelech (King David). His contribution to the Jewish people was his Tehilim (Psalms), words that have touched the Jewish heart for thousands of years. The […]
This week we learn about the mitzvah of hakhel. Every seven years all the Jews would gather in Jerusalem. Men, women, and children. The men came to learn, the women came to hear, and the children? The children came to give reward to those who brought them. There was really […]
The Torah this week speaks of the beautiful war captive. Before a soldier may take her as his bride he must bring her into his home, cut her hair and nails, give her plain clothing to wear, and let her cry for her parents for 30 days. At the end […]
The Torah portion begins by saying, “You shall appoint judges and officers for yourself.” The Judges rule how to behave and the officers enforce it and ensure people act as they have been told. R’ Moshe Feinstein says that the word, “lecha, for yourself” is very important. We must each […]
Even King Solomon, the wisest of men, couldn’t understand the mysteries of the red heifer, a cow that was burned and its ashes used to purify people. Our Sages say that it atones for the sin of the Golden Calf. “Let the mother come and clean up the mess of […]
The Torah gives us the mitzvah of Tzitzis, the command to place fringes on a four-cornered garment. The fringes would include one made of Techeiles, wool dyed a special shade of blue. It was intended to remind us of the sea, which would remind us of the sky, which would remind […]
(Based on Sichas Shabbos Parshas Behar 5725) At the very end of this week’s Parsha, we see the laws of non-Jews owning Jewish slaves. Megillat Esther (7:4) compares Am Yisrael in galut (exile) to the case which we see in our Parsha of a Jew being sold into slavery to a non-Jew. When one […]
In the first Pasuk of our Parsha, we see a double language between the words “Emor” and “VeAmarta”, “Speak” and “Say”. Rashi explains the double language to mean that aside from teaching the Kohanim to observe the following mitzvot (“Emor”), the Kohanim should be warned to educate their children in […]
#PARSHA #VAYERA #GOODSHABBOS Life is full of tests (just in case you hadn’t noticed!). When referring to our great-grandfather Avraham, we are told that he also went through tests, ten of them and overcame them all. Why is this aspect of Avraham so important and, in general, how can we get a […]