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Rabbi Asher Resnick
Building upon the previous essay about bitachon, trust in G-d, when it comes to severe difficulties in life, should we always expect that things will improve, or should we sometimes just accept that they won’t get better? And can we pray for one on the verge of death? This is Rabbi Asher Resnick’s second of two essays addressing... Read more » (Read More)
Rabbi Avraham Edelstein
The heavens will always remain heavens. But the earth we can elevate and make heavenly. Kotzker Rebbe [1] HOLINESS AS A MORAL IMPERATIVE G-d gave us 613 commandments. These are precise activators of holiness. In addition, G-d created man with physical and other needs — taking care of our health or earning a living, for... Read more » (Read More)

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Rabbi Dr. Nachum Amsel
It is, of course, THE ultimate question: what is our purpose in life? Everyone naturally wishes to find the answer to this question, to make his or her life as meaningful as possible. The purpose of one’s life is a concept that may be understood on many different levels, from the deeply philosophical and abstract,... Read more » (Read More)
Rabbi Akiva Aaronson
The Origin of Tefillah (Prayer) Tzaddikim felt the need to speak to Hashem and did so in their own words. [1] Avraham initiated prayer in the morning, Yitzchak initiated prayer in the afternoon, and Yaakov initiated prayer in the evening. [2] When the Torah was given, it became a mitzvah to pray to Hashem each... Read more » (Read More)
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