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The Day the Sun Stood Still

Then Joshua spoke to the L-rd on the day when the L-rd delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel [in the city of Gibeon], and he said in the...

The Dime

Emerging from midshipman school a newly minted ensign in blue and gold, I was prevailed upon by my widowed mother to come to the Lubavitcher Rebbe. I was...

Holiness vs. Human-ess

In the Book of Leviticus (19:2), the Jewish people are commanded: “You shall be holy, for I, the L-rd your G-d, am holy.” This commandment is...

What happened on Yud Tet (the 19th of) Kislev?

"A great soul has descended to earth. Shney-Or (two lights): he will spread the light of the Torah in both its revealed and...

Yud Shevat (the 10th of Shevat)

The 10th of Shevat is the Yahrtzeit of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Schneersohn (1880-1950), the sixth Rebbe of Chabad-Lubavitch, also known as “the...

Chai Elul (the 18th of Elul)

On the 18th of Elul, we celebrate the birthdays of Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov and Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi. The Baal Shem Tov, founder of the...

The 19th of Kislev: Chassid in Wonderland

Children love fairy tales and are completely fascinated by stories which speak of faraway lands and incredible magical powers. They find pleasure in...

What is a Nigun?

A Nigun would be literally described as a wordless tune. Yet, within the world of niggunim there is not one standardized style of Nigun. Generally it is...

What has chassidism contributed to the Jewish people?

1. If you are referring to scholastic contributions, the Tanya and Shulchan Aruch Harav by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, the Tzofnas Paneach by Rabbi...

What is the Tanya?

Tanya is the name of a book written by Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi (1745-1812), founder of Chabad chassidism. Rabbi Schneur Zalman called his work...