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Original Essays

A Suitcase of Goodness

As I sit on the plane on my return trip home, I am still under the influence of one of the most moving experiences of my life.

Running out of Gas

Running out of gas is not one of my favorite pastimes. Especially when it’s late on a Friday afternoon. Particularly in an unfamiliar neighborhood.

The Sound of the Silent Shofar

Editor's note: This article was written shortly before Rosh Hashanah 5767 (2006), when the 1st day of the holiday coincided with Shabbat.

Reading Bible
Many in the hands of the few

You delivered the mighty into the hands of the weak, the many into the hands of the few, the impure into the hands of the pure, the wicked into the hands of the righteous….

The notes of the new year

When Rabbi DovBer of Lubavitch was a young man, he lived in the same house as his father, Rabbi Schneur Zalman, the founder of the Chabad movement.

Yosef and the Fish
Written at Age 7
Why is This Night
Why is this New Year Different from all others

Many cultures commemorate the calendar page-turning exercise of moving from one year to the next...

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High Holidays message: The power of return

Have you heard the story about the elderly carpenter who was ready to retire? He told his employer - contractor of his plans to leave the house-building business ...

Passover – Living The Story

“Why is this night different than all other nights?” This well-known phrase is the opening of the “Four Questions”, recited by children at the traditional Passover meal known as the Seder. 

Four Steps To Personal Freedom

Have you ever felt confined and boxed in? Do you ever think about breaking out of your humdrum daily routine?

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