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Monthly Archive for November, 2013

The Dreidel Spinner

If we were to do a survey to find out which is the most favorite Jewish holiday, check hospital Chanukah would probably reach the top of the list. Children and adults alike enjoy basking in the special light that envelops us and warms the heart during this beloved festival. What is it that is so […]

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Prisoners’ Solidarity

Rabbi Shneur Zalman coined the phrase, “living with the times” which means to live life in the light of the weekly Torah portion; and to see it as an indicator for all that happens to us throughout the week—both on a personal and national level. Indeed, the date when Rabbi Shneur Zalman was released from […]

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Anyone who is released from prison must thank God. But, only under very special circumstances does such an event become a festive day that is noted for generations on the calendars of hundreds of thousands of people. However, this is the case with 19th of Kislev, the day on which the founder of Chabad Chassidut, […]

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Checkmate to the Kings of Edom

Since the time of the kings of Edom until today, help the World of Chaos is in a state of instability and prefers to wallow eternally in the swamp of bachelorhood… Kings without Queens In any good story about a king, one might suppose that there is also a queen. It just doesn’t seem fitting […]

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Follow Your Heart

Matchmaker, look Matchmaker… Anyone who deals with matchmaking will eventually have to tackle this question: Is it a better idea to make a match between a girl and a boy who are similar in character or do matches between sharply contrasting characters— who complement one another and are drawn to one another like opposite poles […]

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Where Chabad and Breslov Meet

[Translator’s note: the key word in this article is תְּמִימוּת which generally refers to “sincerity” (Yiddish: ehrnstkeit). Since it has a number of different nuances it has been translated variably here as “sincere,” “simple,” “innocent” or “naïve” depending on the context. Similarly, חָכְמָהָ has been translated as “wisdom” or “shrewdness.” For the original Hebrew article, […]

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