When a chassidic Jew saved Samarkand’s economy to be able to celebrate Simchas Torah
What is the best way to overcome challenges and better your situation? Simchat Torah contains the answer.
What’s the best way to approach G-d? To take Him to court or to say L’chaim with Him?
A Story of Five Children
A Chabad Rabbi in Montana shared several lessons from his experience in adopting five children. What can we learn from them to our relationship with G-d – and, of course, the connection to coronavirus.
THE THREEFOLD JOY AFTER THE REAL TEST
Why is the celebration of Sukkos and Simchas Torah greater than the joy of Pesach and Shavuos? The Rebbe’s deeper look into the Midrash on the issue will shed light on the true reason.
United with G-d and Each Other
When Prime Minister Begin assumed him post, he held an open house to meet all of the citizens of the country. Pretty quickly, however, his security detail brought it to an end. Sukkos is G-d’s open house. But Shmini Atzeres is exclusive.
BE A SIMCHAT TORAH JEW
American Jews choose Yom Kippur, and Russian Jews choose Simchas Torah. Who is right? The answer lies in a story of the Rebbe, and the differences in the behavior of King Saul and King David.
WHY DO WE SAY L’CHAIM ON SIMCHAS TORAH?
There is a unique element to the celebration of Simchas Torah; unlike other major Jewish holidays, it’s a completely man-made celebration. What does that tell us?
Falling in Love with the Torah
Dancing with our articles of faith is a uniquely Jewish custom. Why indeed do we dance with something which, for the most part, obligates us? The answer lies in the Jewish DNA.
MAKING OTHERS HAPPY
When a young girl requested a pareve ice cream recipe, the Rebbe saw it as a legitimate avenue to strengthen her Judaism. One of the customs of the pilgrims to Jerusalem would be to bring their Maaser, and recite a special prayer of thanks in the Temple. One of the verses they would recite was essentially, “I was joyful and I brought joy to others.” The key is: bring them joy, on their level.