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The world was created with ten utterances. What does this come to teach us? Certainly, it could have been created with a single utterance. However, this is in order to make the wicked accountable for destroying a world that was created with ten utterances, and to reward the righteous for sustaining a world that was created with ten utterances. (Ethics of Our Fathers ch.5:1)

My Thoughts on Money - Is wealth a gift from G-d or distraction from Satan? - My…

Just before entering the Promised Land, two and a half of the Twelve Tribes ask for special permission to settle on the other side of the Jordan River. If they were meant to settle in that place, then why didn't God assign it to them to begin with? And if they were not meant to settle there, then why did God agree to their request?

Shulchan Aruch, Devarim Haposlim B'Tzitzis 12:4-5 - Factors that Invalidate Tzitzis, Part 8 - Shulchan Aruch, Chapter 12: Devarim Haposlim B'Tzitzis

The world consists of various time zones. Consequently, commandments which are dependent on time, take place at different times in the various places where Jews live. One region can be celebrating Shabbos, while another is busy at work.

Three perspectives on the definition of Teshuvah and the role of confession. (Based on Likutei Sichos vol. 38, parshas Naso, sicha 1)

This text-based class on a Shavuot discourse focuses on our special relationship to God that is metaphorically described as a faith-infused “marriage.” It's a Ma'amar (formal Chasidic discourse) that was delivered by the Rebbe in 1988, on a Shabbat afternoon just hours before Shavuot. Based on the final verse in the Haftorah: “I will betroth you to me with Faith,” it provides remarkable insights into what happened at Mount Sinai and why it’s relevant to us today. A powerful, insightful, and…

Shulchan Aruch, Devarim Haposlim B'Tzitzis 12:3a - Factors that Invalidate Tzitzis, Part 5 - Shulchan Aruch, Chapter 12: Devarim Haposlim B'Tzitzis

Learn beautiful Kabbalistic ideas embedded in the Chupah rituals, which offer a fresh and mystical perspective on the dynamics in marriage.