I was sitting at the boarding gate last week waiting to get on a flight, returning from my nephews Bar Mitzvah.

When they started calling the boarding groups by letters, the gate agent put a very positive spin on it. …

The Rebbe

This past Wednesday marked 71 years since the Rebbe accepted his role as the leader of the Chabad movement. It is a special day on the Chabad Chassidic calendar, and it also marks 72 years since the passing of the previous Rebbe.

Someone I had spoken with about this special…

I studied the Tanya as a high schooler, in Rabbinical College, while teaching it years ago, and once again when teaching it just a few years back.

Now I am learning it again while I study it one-on-one with a friend in the community.

Each time I study the Tanya…

In my nineteen years as a parent, I have read a range of parenting books and watched even more parenting courses. I will acknowledge that each one contributed to and benefited us in our personal growth and consequently in our task of raising our children.

I won’t dispense of everything…

The FDA recently approved of a fascinating, Israeli invented medical treatment called ActiGraft.

Dr. Igal Kushnir came up with the idea after he sustained his own injury (when falling off a bike) and after witnessing the body’s natural healing process, he realized he can mimic this method to treat deep…

When I was a kid, my sister told me about the biggest Menorah in the world.

It was in New York and it was 32 ft. tall.

As a child I wondered why they had stopped at 32 ft. and not made it even taller.

Then as I got older…

Yesterday, my aunt Batya Cohen passed away. She was my mother’s younger sister who grew up together with her in communist Russia.
In a book about their father, there is a remarkable story about Batya and in it a message for all of us.

After much pressure and manipulation, in…

Rabbi Shmulik Greenberg

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