23 January 2020 - 26 Tevet 5780 - כ"ו טבת ה' אלפים תש"פ
Curious Jews E-mail

For most people, the act of studying stops abruptly at the end of formal schooling, whether after elementary school, high school, or college.

It isn’t that they don’t learn anymore once their schooling is over.  They have lots of experiences, and hopefully they learn something from them.  If they live in a good-sized city, they may have all kinds of lectures to choose from, and perhaps they go and listen, and even go again, if the subject interests them.  But few adults sit down and study in a continuous, disciplined way.  They find no compelling need or motivation.

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Do Not Oppress The Stranger E-mail

The experience of oppression suffered by the Children of Israel has been emblazoned upon the psyche of the Jewish people, and has taught us how to treat the stranger. We have in fact spent the majority of our history outside of our homeland.

The Torah commands us: “You shall not wrong a stranger, nor oppress him; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” (Shemot 22.20).  

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Lessons Of Light From Asia E-mail

Just imagine; two Yeshivah boys with hats, jackets, and beards and all, visiting the remote corners of the globe, truly the farthest places imaginable.

Yona and I are both Chabad rabbinic students in Brooklyn, New York. In many ways, the day to day world that we live in seems like farthest thing possible from the Jews we met, but then after a few minutes of conversation we felt like family. We took a chance and challenged ourselves. Together we shared the Chanukah spirit with Jews who may not have had the opportunity to celebrate in the most remote places.

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