Shavuot: What It’s All About (3 min)

A Powerful 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 gave them odd advice…which they followed. Rabbi Benzion Klatzko shares this story with along with the powerful message for the Jewish Holiday of Shavuot.

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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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Hebrew Month of Bitter-Cheshvan (60 Sec)

The first month of the Jewish calendar, and the most Holiday-packed of all the Hebrew months is the month of Tishrei. Immediately following Tishrei is the month of Mar-Heshvan. Mar means bitter in Hebrew – It’s called bitter because there are no Holidays during this month – but is it really bitter? Eliav Friedman teaches us, in one minute, how to tap into the positive energy hidden in this so called bitter month

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