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 […]
03/04/2019

“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 […]
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 […]
07/17/2017

Lighting a Candle by Maggie Hakin

BS”D Lighting a candle is like lighting a person’s life with Torah, mitzvot, and kindness. It is also like making the person spread the Torah and mitzvot to everyone else, even non-religious people. — Maggie Hakin, […]
05/21/2017

A Candle in Someone’s Heart by Leah Amzalak

BH Light a candle in someone’s heart. Lighting a candle in a heart means lighting up someone’s neshama (soul). You can do that by teaching them about Torah and mitzvot. That will take us out […]
05/04/2017

Parshat Acharei-Kedoshim: Play It Fair

BH This week’s parsha-post is in the merit for a blessing for Chaya Liana Esther bas Mazal. Hi all! This week, for the second week in a row, we have a double parsha!  This week […]
04/28/2017

Parshat Tazria-Metzora: “It’s an Inside Job”

BH This week’s parsha-post is dedicated as a refuah shelema for Bracha Leah bas Shulamis, and all the infirm of Klal Yisrael in the merit of Shabbos Kodesh. Shabbat Shalom/Good Shabbos/ Gut Shabbos Kodesh!   […]
04/14/2017

Parshat Shemini: It Ain’t Super-FISH-ial

BH Good Shabbos everyone! This week’s parsha-post is dedicated as an ilui neshama for Rabbi Yehoshua Gordon, whose legacy of teaching and love, for Torah and people, is eternal. —————————————  Today, while watching Rabbi Yehoshua […]
02/15/2017

Parshat Yisro: What’s in a Name?

BH Hello everyone, and good (erev) Shabbos! This week’s Parsha is named after Yisro, “kohain Midyan, chosein Moshe – priest of Midyan, father-in-law of Moses”, as he is described in the beginning of the parsha. […]
01/19/2017

Parshat Shemot: “I Will Surely Remember..”

BH Shalom Wonderful Readers! Welcome to my first parsha post! This Shabbos, the parsha is Shemot, also the beginning of sefer Shemot.  We all remember the powerful “Chazak, Chazak, V’Nitchazeik!” we cried out last week, after finishing […]
12/16/2015

Dear Beloved Daughters- A Letter from Sarah Imeinu

Dear Beloved Daughters, My dear daughters, you are each your own beautiful you. Don’t change yourself because of someone else. If you want to change, change for you. Don’t ever forget to be yourself, and […]
04/30/2015

Chassidus 101: Tanya

By Tori Bischoff, S. Petersburg, FL The change is not in the body, but in the soul. The human condition is a clash of wills, according to the Alter Rebbe, Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi. Between […]
11/29/2013

Parashas Mikeitz Shabbos Chanukah

Parashas Mikeitz starts off with Paroh’s dream and the inability of his wise men to interpret it. The butler suddenly remembers Yosef HaTzaddik from prison; Yosef is called and prepared for an audience with the […]