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A telling interaction between Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson and Peretz Markish during the height of Stalinist terror.
By Dovid Margolin
G‑d is surely not a hypocrite. If He tells us to do something, He should do it Himself as well. So shouldn't G‑d be obligated to feed the poor? Why doesn't He help His own children rather than commanding us to do it for Him?
By Aron Moss
Says the Talmud, Rabbi Eleazar used to give a coin to a poor man and immediately begin to pray.
By Yehuda Shurpin
Our verse implies that our unconditional connection with G‑d is itself conditional! Can that be right?
By Mendel Kalmenson
Seven areas of our lives represented by the "Seven Kinds": our humanity (wheat), passion (barley), joy (grapes), intimacy (figs), action (pomegranates), struggle (olives) and tranquility (dates)
Based on the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe
When does a relationship become real? Once it has broken down. As long as each fulfills the other’s expectations, there is no relationship, only a contract and its transactions. Once trust is breached, a new depth must enter: The depth of the human being. If there is truly a relationship—if it is the person inside that matters—then there is a search for forgiveness, for return, and for healing. So it was that within forty days of entering into a contract with the One Above, the children of Israel broke the deal. And the...