The Mitzvah to emulate Hashem is both unique and expansive. If we possess the right intentions while performing everyday actions, we have the opportunity to elevate the most seemingly mundane activities.
Chanukah marks the freedom of the Jewish people from the Greek exile. This celebration is not only a historical one, but also a personal one. Every Jew emerges victorious in a special way, through the celebration of being freed of the Greek exile.
Chanukah comes to remind us that even in the wake of devastation and loss, Hashem lovingly rebuilds us with the holy light of hope and miracles.
Sometimes, what is thought to be something, is far from what that thing truly is.
Yosef HaTzaddik did not only have to withstand the physical temptation of the wife of Potiphar; he also had to pass a test of intense magnitude – that of overcoming self-doubt. This double-layered test that he succeeded in passing gives each of us strength to this day.
The 19th Day of Kislev is a day when Chassidus is celebrated for it’s powerful force in the world. A beautiful parable is told that describes the magnitude of it’s power.
How does one fulfill the Mitzvah of “loving Hashem? What is the definition of “love”? Rav Dessler offers a beautiful explanation of how to achieve this love.
In Judaism, there are two types of holy leaders that are needed. One is called a “judge”, and the other, an “advisor”. Both are instrumental in helping us navigate through our lives.
Each of our senses are tools given to us by G-d. These tools must be used correctly and implemented properly in how we navigate through life. We are meant to sense things on a deeper level, and always feel connected to another Jew.
In this week’s Parsha, Parshas VaYishlach, Yaakov Avinu teaches us an important lesson, through the fear he clearly experienced, in anticipating Eisav’s arrival.