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My Child Wants to Know What Purpose Does Death Serve

Question: My 6 year old asked, "Why does G-d make people die?" How do I answer her? Thanks, Cheryl D. Answer: Ask your child if s/he...

Lessons from our Newborn

There are certain moments in life that naturally nudge us toward a higher perspective. With deep gratitude to G-d, my wife and I were blessed, this past...

From where does the saying "Save a life, save a whole world" originate?

Question: Where does the saying, "save a life, save a whole world" come from? I'm not even sure it's Jewish. Thanks, Milty N. Answer:...

How do we know what our mission in life is?

Rabbi Eliezer G: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today? courtney89: how do we know what our mission in life is? Rabbi...

Can you describe the Jewish soul?

Question: Please define for me the Jewish soul, but on simple enough terms so that I can understand it in relation to the things I do every day. Thank...

Judaism and the Art of Eating

Before we can grasp the significance of kosher, we need to understand the Jewish approach to eating and life itself. Put simply, we are here to transform...

A Debt to G-d

A Prosaic Portion The memory of the Ten Commandments at Sinai is stamped into the collective psyche of the Jewish people. It was the piece de resistance...

Levels of Soul Consciousness

The divine soul is an indivisible essence inseparably bound to G-d, as the verse states, "For part of G-d is His People"1 and as...

Powers of the Soul

From the ten sefirot the soul derives its corresponding ten soul-powers, all of which have names identical to the sefirot. The soul is expressed and...

How To Make A Fortune

You Can Never Get Enough of what You Don't Really Want Life keeps getting faster and faster. More and more, we spend our time trying to make things...