MAKE THIS ELUL DIFFERENT Elul’s here! Isn’t that exciting?! Did you raise your eyebrows when you read that line? Not surprising. For many of us, the feeling that makes our stomachs churn when we think about Elul isn’t excitement. It’s more like dread. Fear and the Yamim Noraim (High Holidays) go hand in hand. This... Read more »

Elul isn’t meant to be a time of frustration and discouragement. It’s supposed to be an uplifting time. An empowering time. A time when we cleanse ourselves, renew our commitment to our Creator, and transform into better Jews. Many of us dream of an Elul experience like the one described above. We understand how badly... Read more »

Shavuos: holiday of flowers, cheesecake, blintzes – and so much more. Like the first Shavuos three thousand years ago, this holiday presents us with an opportunity to reach true personal acceptance of the Torah. How can we bring ourselves toward this point? How can we overcome our feelings of distance

Step 1: What’s the Seder All About? If you were thinking about the Coronavirus while you opened this article, you’re in good company. At the risk of stating the obvious, the pandemic is the first thought on all of our minds. The second thought is probably something like: why? What does Hashem want from us? It’s impossible to answer