Jewish Living

03/25/2019

Girls Speak: Resourceful Tips Exchange at “Voices of Leadership”

BS”D A few weeks ago online, Voices in Leadership students learned about the virtue of resourcefulness from “Aishes Chayil” (a famous poem about the Jewish “Woman of Valor,” composed by King Solomon) in-depth.  After making […]
03/14/2019

Model of Majesty: Women Getting It Done

BS”D   How can one become a Queen Esther today?  Don’t sit passively and rely on men to conquer the world and ensure the vitality of our future.  Get involved, because the fulfillment of the […]
03/13/2019

Halacha Infographics: “Thinking Outside of the (Bread)Box?”

BS”D Hi, everyone!  I hope you enjoy these designs I recently created on the marvelous Canva.com, to summarize and illustrate a few selected laws on blessings over baked goods, as well as debunk a few […]
03/06/2019

Complete Suggested Menu for a Persian-Themed Purim Feast

PBS”D The primary observance of the seriously joyful and noisy holiday of Purim is constituted of four Mitzvot: Reading the Megillah, the Scroll of Esther, recounting the story of Purim; Giving to those in need, […]
03/04/2019

“By the Order of Whom?” – The Inner Compass of the Jewess

BS”D A note from the author:  Today, on the 27th of Adar I, 5752 (Monday, March 2, 1992), the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabb Menachem M. Schneerson, suffered a crippling stroke (may G-d protect us) as he […]
03/03/2019

Vayakhel Sicha Summary: How to “Bring Heaven Down to Earth” in Five Minutes

BS”D Preliminary note: This overview on Vayakhel through the deeper dimension is preceded by that on Terumah and followed by the one on Pekudei, which all link together with a running theme and action plan for […]
03/02/2019

Halachah Infographic (and Bonus Recipe): “Respect the Pouch!”

BS”D Hi, everyone!  I am proud to present the following Halacha infographic I designed, based on the Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi’s Seder Birchos Hanehnin (Order of the Blessings on Benefit)…and just in time for […]
02/16/2019

A Bissel ‘o’ Sicha on the “12 Passages”: #1 – Torah, MY Treasure!

BS”D The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson of righteous memory, fervently encouraged all Jewish children to study and commit to memory twelve verses culled from every area of Torah wisdom and literature.  Each passage […]
01/10/2019

A Torah View on “Self-Sacrifice” Today: What is Your Lamb?

BS”D Based on a Sicha (Talk) of the Lubavitcher Rebbe ******************* Parshas Bo conveys the Mitzvah of the Korban Pesach (Paschal offering), a lamb to be taken on Nissan 10, guarded for four days in […]
10/26/2018

Parshas Vayeira Inspiration by Malkie Peiser

BS”D As we enter this week’s Parsha, Vayeira, Hashem sends three angles to visit Avraham.  Despite his frailness he still does what he always would do – welcome guests; but these guests aren’t just here […]
05/16/2018

Shavuot: “I’m Getting Married in the Morning…”

BS”D This article is dedicated as a zechus for Refuah Sheleima for Esther Shaindel bas Shoshana. *************************************** Based on/inspired by an article on Tikkun Leil Shavuos by Eli Landes, for Chabad.org. ********************************************************************** A moving festivity permeates […]
04/24/2018

Parshas Kedoshim Song

BS”D To Tune Of: שישו ושמחו *********************************************** Hashem says we must be holy, ‘Cause He’s Holy – “Ki Kadosh Ani.” Every person, their parents they must respect; And from idols must reject. Leave a bit of […]
03/27/2018

Pesach: Tradition: Where Our Past, Present & Future Meet

BS”D I dedicate this Pesach chiddush l’ilui nishmas Rebbetzin Miriam (Friedman) bas Ita Menucha of righteous memory. **************************************** This Pesach, I would like to share with you a few thoughts based on a Pesach sicha (talk) given […]
03/18/2018

How I Carry on Sarah’s Legacy by Chaya Gurevitz

When I think of Sarah Imainu, I think of Shabbos candles.  How Sarah Imainu’s lasted from week to week, never burning out.  How Rivkah carried on her legacy, and brought back the light of the Shabbos candles […]
02/25/2018

Ways to Be Jewish

Ways to be Jewish. Written  by Neshama Sari (Inspired by the story of Esther when she made a invitation to the King to hear her request) Making the party making lots of invitations friendly reminders […]
02/15/2018

You are the Light By Neshama R. Sari

You Are The Light Written and Composed By Neshama R. Sari 2018 Verse 1: The dark is more than dark, the light is more than light, when together, the light shines brighter than the eyes […]
11/16/2017

Lentil Soup For Parshas Toldos

In this week’s Parsha- Toldos. We read about, when Esav came home tired and very hungry, and he saw that Yaakov was cooking a lentil soup and he said: “Give me to eat!” He wanted […]
11/13/2017

THALIA’S LEGACY – The Story and Song

BS”D Shalom everyone!  Today on JGU, we present to you a gift of legacy.  The lyrical words you see below, and the song you can listen to, is the legacy of Thalia Hakin A”H.  Thalia was a […]
11/03/2017

Parshat Vayeira: Giving Room to Run… and Grow

BS”D Good Shabbos to everyone! I dedicate these divrei Torah as a zechus for a blessed and speedy Refuah Sheleima for Rochel bas Daniella Dshoar. *************************************** In the closing of last week’s parsha of Lech […]
10/29/2017

Links on a Chain by Mushka Heidingsfeld

Surrounded by G-d’s presence Sarah sits waiting; Finally it’s time to ignite the flames The first link she’s creating. Rivka, Rochel, Leah, our mothers Continue the chain Covering their eyes They silently pray. They pray […]