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Pidyon Nefesh

pidyon nefesh (redemption of the soul), refers to the redeeming of a person from the suffering he is going through. Through the giving of a pidyon to an appropriate person, it is possible to exchange one’s suffering on to the…

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Recapture the Flag

Recapture the Flag By Yossi Katz The Jewish people have never lacked enemies. Just as we are attacked today by terrorists, so too, in the days of Moses, our enemies constantly schemed and planned our destruction. However, in the days…

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Shabbat Afternoon High

Shabbat Afternoon High By Ozer Bergman Shabbat afternoon is the climax of the holy day, the time we can achieve true closeness with God. The zemirot (table songs) that we sing at the Third Shabbat Meal reflect our desire and…

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This Is Prayer

This Is Prayer! By Yehudis Golshevsky Once, after finishing his evening prayers, Rebbe Nachman went with a number of his students to break bread. The Rebbe’s beloved disciple, Reb Noson, was among their number, but unlike them, he hadn’t yet…

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THREE STORIES FROM AN OLD BOOK

THREE STORIES FROM AN OLD BOOK The city of Ostrow played a prominent role in Jewish history. It had a long and distinguished record as a place where Jews lived and prospered. As would be expected, many prominent Rabbis and…

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Stories About Tzaddikim

Stories About Tzaddikim The Rebbe’s daughter once became very ill. When the Rebbe came to visit her and saw how weak and sickly she’d become he became very sad and distressed. While sitting next to his daughter, the Rebbe fell…

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Matanot L’evyonim – Gifts for the Poor

One of the oldest and most noble philanthropies in Jewish tradition is the enactment of giving aid or charity to people in need by more privileged members of a community. “Gifts for the Poor” is linked to the act of…

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?What is Purim

Find Out About Celebration Of Purim Among Jewish People  Purim is an important holiday in Jewish culture.It’s a celebration that takes place every fourteenth day of the Hebrew month of Adar. What does Purim mean? Purim is a Persian word…

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Hanukkah

Hanukkah Send names for any blessings during the Hanukkah days. It’s free directly to the love, happiness, divine lights of the Israeli people. Wishing you and your family a Happy Hanukkah, deliverances, divine light and miracles! To send names for…

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The joy of Eating

Parshas Re’eih The Joy of Eating Devarim 12:7 “You shall rejoice in all that you put your hand to“ The ruach ha’adam/spirit of Man corresponds to da’as di’kedushah/knowledge of holiness. The ruach ha’beheimah/spirit of the beast corresponds to ko’ach ha’medameh/the…

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Freeing the Spirit

Freeing the Spirit Meat is only fit to eat after the nefesh has left it; it is forbidden to destroy and consume the nefesh. Someone that eats eiver min ha’chai, G-d forbid, is actually a murderer… Translated by Rabbi Dov…

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Saying Kaddish

The central theme of the Kaddish is the magnification and sanctification of God’s name In the liturgy different versions of the Kaddish are used functionally as separators between sections of the service The term “Kaddish” is often used to refer…

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Rabbi Nachman of Breslov

Rabbi Nachman of Breslov A letter regarding the teachings of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov. To every single person in the world, both Jew and non Jew. Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, who lived almost two hundred years ago, revealed that the…

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