The Zohar’s statement begs the well-known question: How can it be said that women are “exempt from Mitzvos”? Women are actually obligated in the majority of the Mitzvos! * The Kos Shel Bracha of the Future Era entails the revelation of the essence of G-d, which is connected with the essence of a Jew, a Jew’s inner core which transcends Torah and Mitzvos.
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The fascinating life story of Rabbi Shlomo Kabakov, mental health therapist and former photographer. * He grew up as a typical American kid in Manhattan, but his soul gave him no rest until he found what he was looking for, in Judaism. And then he discovered Chassidus, and one day, even discovered his Chabad roots.
One of the most troubling events in all of Jewish history is recorded in this week’s parsha, Ki Sisa. It is the sorry saga of the Golden Calf. In Moshe’s absence, combined with a miscalculation of the time he was supposed to have returned from Mount Sinai, the Jewish people constructed and worshipped a Golden Calf.
Rabbi Shlomo Yitzchok Schwartz a”h, known affectionately as Schwartzie, was a successful and greatly admired shliach. He became an icon to thousands of young Jews who considered him a role model. * With his colorful suspenders and shirts and unique approach, he won the hearts of thousands of Jews and drew them closer to their Father in heaven. * A portrait of a colorful shliach.
Coaching has become popular in enabling people to achieve success, but is it suitable for Chassidim? * Rabbi Mordechai Rottenstein, consultant and therapist, Rabbi Zalman Notik, mashpia, and Rebbetzin Rochel Kenig, mashpia and coach, respond to questions on this topic.