We’ve been living in very trying times. Many people say this is the final stage before Mashiach’s arrival. But many others say it’s not the case. Why is this time different? Is Mashiach coming?Read more
A compilation of over 40 Chanukiyas from across Israel on the 8th night of Chanukah 2022.
Big thanks to everyone who contributed!
On Chanukah we mention the Al Hanissim prayer several times throughout our day – We also mention this same prayer on the Purim Holiday – The idea on both holidays is similar, a prayer of thanks and praise and commemoration of what happened in those days, but there is an interesting difference in the actual wording – the Rabbi Aaron Pessin shares a beautiful insight into the prayer of Al Hanissim.Read more
The Jews have an obligation to wipe out the Amalekites off the face of the earth. Who are the Amalekites today? How do we fight and win this battle? As the Jewish Holiday of Purim approaches, Rav Burg shares an insight into this ongoing war against Amalek.Read more
Rabbi Yehezkel Abramsky used to say that our fast day of Tisha B’Av reminds him of old people at an old age home. What do people do at an old age home? They sit around in their slippers, think and talk about food all day long. Is that what we should be doing on this day? Rabbi Pessin shares the words of our prophets which give insight into what God really wants from us…Read more
In the Torah portion of Matot-Masei, hidden in a small verse in the book of Numbers, Rabbi Enkin shares a lesson of fine character from our teacher Moses. A tip for good parenting and good leadership.Read more
Antisemitism is on a rise with a surge of attacks on Jews in the US and Europe. A war is raging on the outside and from within. Should we worry? Rabbi Pessin shares a fundamental lesson for the Jewish people from the teachings of our Sages.Read more
The Jewish law states that if someone doesn’t have a home, he is exempt from lighting the chanukah candles. But we should ask – If we lit the chanukah candles in the Beit Mikdash in the Holy Temple, why don’t we light candles in the synagogues which are considered “miniature Temples” – from this we learn an interesting lesson which Rabbi Aaron Pessin sharesRead more
In Proverbs it says that “a king’s heart is in the hands of G-d” – but what does that mean? It’s explained that once someone is placed in a position of power and authority, he loses his free choice. He is now under the control of G-d. So what does that mean for us and the US elections 2020? Rabbi Pessin shares the lesson, and perhaps he will reveal to us, who will be the new president of the US?Read more
Everyone’s heard of the Chanukah song Maoz Tzur. Jews of all backgrounds sing this famous song after lighting the Chanukah / Hanukkah candles for all 8 days. But do we think about what we are saying?Read more