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Pinchas

The daughters of Tzelofechad approached…. In this parashah, G-d gives the commandments regarding the division of the Land of Israel among the...

What is a Rebbe?

A Rebbe (pronounced REH-beh) is the spiritual axle that makes the wheel of Chassidism go ‘round. The first Rebbe was the Baal Shem Tov, the founder...

What does the word Chabad stand for?

The word Chabad is a Hebrew acronym for Chachmah, Binah and Da’at, which means wisdom, understanding and knowledge, respectively. In plain English,...

What is Chassidut (Chassidic Philosophy)?

Chassidut (or, Chassidus) is the inner dimension of Torah explored and taught by the Chassidic masters. Chassidut teaches you how to...

What is a Chassid?

In its most commonly used form the title Chassid lends itself to someone who is a member of the Chassidic movement....

What is the purpose of the uniquely Chassidic attire?

Question: What is the origin of Hasidic attire? I recently read a book that simply wrote Hasidic garb off as a remnant of ghetto life in Europe but...

Why do many Orthodox Jews wear a hat while praying?

Respect  As a sign of respect for whom they are praying to. In Judaism a head covering doesn't merely cover what is beneath it; it...

Why do people have to hate?

Question: Hi. Why is there such thing as hate? Why do people hate? I am not talking about anti-Semitism but 'just' hate in general. Thanks,...

Panning For Gold

Somehow, I feel like a California forty-niner gold miner. These men were living normal lives back in 1849, then they got all excited about finding gold....

What was the Rebbe's view of America?

The Rebbe was very patriotic. The Rebbe expressed many times how the United States is a "malchus shel chesed" (a kind regime) which allows for...