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Hasidic Wisdom

The God I Don't Believe In

Rabbi Richard A. Block | Posted 08.10.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Richard A. Block

I don't know if God is aware of us, hears our prayers or answers them. As a teacher once told me when I asked if he believed in God, "I live in the tension between believing and not believing."

Western Wall Clashes: Searching For A New Way Together

Rabbi Pinchas Allouche | Posted 07.13.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Pinchas Allouche

Instead of fighting over the different forms of prayer, let us pray over the different forms of fighting, and ask that we reunite as one, with our hearts and ears, in respect and in dignity.

What My Dad Learned In Prison

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 07.07.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Quite often we find new meaning and strength where we least expect it. Quite often it lies waiting for us to discover. We simply have to look within ourselves.

Authenticity In A False World

Ari Hart | Posted 05.06.2013 | Religion
Ari Hart

Our world may feel false. But we can accept it. And in the midst, we can create spaces and relationships where we can be real. And even when the world is at at its maddest, we can remember, remember who we truly are.

Where Can We Find God?

Rabbi Joshua Ratner | Posted 04.14.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Ratner

A fundamental question undercuts the elaborate description in this week's Torah portion, Exodus 25-27: Why does God need a home?

Jewish Mysticism Illustrated

Sarah Lehat | Posted 02.02.2013 | Religion
Sarah Lehat

Today, the 19th day of the Hebrew month Kislev, is widely celebrated as the anniversary of the Alter Rebbe's release from prison by the Czar Paul I of Russia in 1798. Elanit Kayne, a contemporary artist, has evolved an iconography of the Tanya, the Alter Rebbe's famous book.

The Seven Most Powerful Teachings In Judaism

Rabbi Chaim Miller | Posted 10.12.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Chaim Miller

Jews have been battered throughout history, but they always seem to bounce back. Here are the seven most powerful ideas in Judaism that have catalyzed Jewish renewal, time and time again.