Shavuot: What It’s All About (3 min)

A story from the Talmud about a couple who couldn’t have children. After 10 years had past, the husband told the wife that they should divorce. It was decided that they meet with the Great Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai before proceeding with a divorce. They told him the story and he advised an unusual course of action…which they followed. Rabbi Benzion Klatzko shares this story with along with the powerful message that is derived from it…

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Passover Seder: Why Next Year In Jerusalem? (70 Sec)

We finish the haggadah by saying Next Year in Jerusalem. We say this twice a year, but why is it not happening? Where’s Mashiach and the redemption? Some say that it’s because we say “Next Year!” Why not Now? Perhaps we are delaying it, by saying “NEXT YEAR”? Rabbi Pessin shares a beautiful insight into what exactly we mean by Hashana Habah BYerushalyim.

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Arriving at Meron, Lag BaOmer – What they saw… (100 Sec)

In life things don’t always work out the way we want them to. Sometimes we get angry, we get frustrated. Although in reality, you can get rid of that anger and frustration with a rather simple technique. It’s called reframing. By looking at the exact same situation through a different lens. In this video Rabbi David Genish shares a somewhat humorus example of how each person sees the exact same scenario differently.

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Chanukah – Turning Darkness Into Light (70 Sec)

The Midrash tells us that the Ancient Greek exile is referred to as Darkness. Imagine a beautifully furnished castle – now imagine as you are walking through enjoying the fine details and someone turns off the lights! All that furniture which was once beautiful now becomes an obstacle! But weren’t they so intelligent? Weren’t the Ancient-Greeks the harbingers of science, philosophy and math? The problem was that they loved wisdom so much, they saw it as an end in itself. They focused on the ‘what’ and not the ‘why’.

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