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Beis Moshiach Magazine

  • BASI L’GANI – 5718 –
    Beis Moshiach presents the maamer the Rebbe MH”M delivered on Yud-Alef Shvat 5718, in accordance with the custom established by the Rebbe to review each year a section of the Rebbe Rayatz’s hemshech “Basi L’Gani” of 5710. • This year we f…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 1:41pm -
  • The Power of Yechi
    habbos, Parsha Bo, is the Shabbos before Yud Shvat, and everyone is preparing themselves accordingly. IN the Farbrengen on 19 Kislev 5738 the Rebbe says that , when celebrating a Yom Tov, once should first focus on the general theme of the Yom Tov an…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 1:34pm -
  • THE LAMPLIGHTER
    Every Chassid is a lamplighter, but R’ Menachem Mendel (Mendy) Hartman is an actual lamplighter. Every day, all day, he goes from place to place with his torch, with charisma, and lots of resolve, and goes over to people and lights them up with mit…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 1:13pm -
  • WE ARE READY
    At the end of last week’s parsha, the Torah relates that the first seven plagues had no effect on Pharaoh. His heart was hardened and he refused to let the Jewish people go.
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 1:10pm -
  • AND AVROHOM WENT TO BEER SHEVA
    Beer Sheva recently lost the first shliach to begin working there, Rabbi Avrohom Cohen, a”h. From the get-go, he drew many people to Torah, Judaism, and Chassidus. He founded the first Chabad center in Beer Sheva and had permission from the Rebbe…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 1:06pm -
  • NEW LIFE WRAPPED IN TZITZIS
    “The hour was late, and since I didn’t want to wake up my Chabad friends, I opened up a Chitas. I recalled once that when I previously opened this seifer I saw that there were pages of ‘Igeres HaKodesh.’ I made no distinction between the ‘I…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 12:57pm -
  • HOW TO SERVE ICE CREAM AND A HOT CAKE ON SHABBOS

    - 3 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 12:51pm -
  • IN A PAIL OF WATER
    A knock at the door disturbed the quiet in the small room packed with s’farim. R’ Yisroel, the Koznitzer Maggid, looked up from the seifer in front of him and told the person knocking to enter. The door opened and in peeked the head of his faithf…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 12:26pm -
  • PARSHAS BO
    Click for articles on the parshaClick for more articles & videos on the parsha…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Jan 18, 4:55pm -
  • BASI L’GANI – 5718 –
    Beis Moshiach presents the maamer the Rebbe MH”M delivered on Yud-Alef Shvat 5718, in accordance with the custom established by the Rebbe to review each year a section of the Rebbe Rayatz’s hemshech “Basi L’Gani” of 5710. • This year we f…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 4:25pm -

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Moment Magazine

  • newJewish Word | When a Knish Is More Than a Knish

    Jewish Word | When a Knish Is More Than a Knish

    During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump proclaimed at a rally that Hillary Clinton “got schlonged” in the 2008 primaries. Schlong, when used as a noun, is a Yiddish word for penis—and a pretty vulgar one at that. But when used as a verb,…
    - 10 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 4:36pm -
  • newMohammad bin Salman: The New Face of Saudi Arabia’s Monarchy

    Mohammad bin Salman: The  New Face of Saudi Arabia’s Monarchy

    Is the brash young crown prince a liberalizing reformer or a repressive hard-liner? And what does this mean for his kingdom’s relationships with the United States and Israel?The post Mohammad bin Salman: The New Face of Saudi Arabia’s Monarchy…
    - 12 hours ago, 18 Jan 18, 2:51pm -
  • An Artist’s Secret, Now Fully Revealed

    An Artist’s Secret, Now Fully Revealed

    When Charlotte (called Lotte by her family) was eight years old, her mother died. At the time she was told the cause was influenza—the truth was kept a carefully guarded secret.The post An Artist’s Secret, Now Fully Revealed appeared first on Mo…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 12:44pm -
  • A Tu B’Shevat Seder for Mystics

    A Tu B’Shevat Seder for Mystics

    The epigram, “They tried to kill us. We survived. Let’s eat!” sometimes serves as a tongue-in-cheek synopsis of Jewish holidays: Passover, for example, recounts the original Jewish survival story in an extended banquet punctuated by four cups o…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 9:00am -
  • The Legal Future of #MeToo

    The Legal Future of #MeToo

    No reporter likes to be sucked into a story she’s covering. But when a Washington Post article late last year quoted two law clerks by name who said that Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Federal Circuit Court of Appeals had shown them pornography i…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 6:55pm -
  • Ask The Rabbis | How Would You Counsel A Sexual Predator?

    Ask The Rabbis | How Would You Counsel  A Sexual Predator?

    In every contact with serial bullies, victimizers or predators, we must carefully balance natural empathy for the person before us with solidarity and justice concerning the victims. Teshuvah (repentance) is always the goal, yet false expressions of…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 6:38pm -
  • Photo Essay | Eli’s Town

    Photo Essay | Eli’s Town

    I decided to to seek out and capture images of the place in Eastern Europe where my Jewish grandfather and namesake Eli (pronounced “Ellie”) had come from.The post Photo Essay | Eli’s Town appeared first on Moment Magazine - The Next 5,000 Yea…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 2:08pm -
  • Book Review | In Days to Come: A New Hope for Israel by Avraham Burg

    Book Review | In Days to Come: A New Hope for Israel by Avraham Burg

    Zionism has always been a fiercely ideological movement. Socialist Labor Zionism gave rise to Israel’s Labor Party and to many of Israel’s best-known leaders, such as David Ben-Gurion, Levi Eshkol, Golda Meir and Yitzhak Rabin.The post Book Revi…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 2:41pm -
  • Book Review | Eternal Life by Dara Horn

    Book Review | Eternal Life by Dara Horn

    Dara Horn’s new novel, Eternal Life, imagines two characters who have made a sacred pact that consigns them to lives that will never end. Tethered to wearying and repetitive perpetuity, they cannot encounter the crossover from purpose to purposeles…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 3:33pm -
  • Book Review | What Is It All But Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man by Art Garfunkel

    Book Review | What Is It All But Luminous: Notes from an Underground Man by Art Garfunkel


    - 9 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 3:09pm -

Sh'ma Journal

  • Chosen or Choosing: A Jewish-Muslim Exchange
    In the following brief exchange, Or Rose and Homayra Ziad explore their personal reactions to the notion of chosenness in Judaism and Islam. As scholars and practitioners, they also reflect on their approach to prayer and their openness to other reli…
    - 10 Feb 15, 10:00pm -
  • Bridging the Near and the Far
    Chosenness is about carrying, internalizing, and claiming difference; being willing to stand up for what matters... Embracing chosenness means accepting a moral mandate to speak for and with those whose dignity has been denied. ... More »
    - 10 Feb 15, 10:00pm -
  • Counterintuitive Reflections on Biblical Chosenness
    “A truly rational and universal God, it is maintained, could not do anything so arbitrary as to ‘choose’ one particular group out of mankind as a whole…. God is the God of all alike, and, therefore, cannot make distinctions between nations an…
    - 10 Feb 15, 10:00pm -
  • The Choosing People
    Is it really true that God chose Abraham? The Torah narrative tells a story wherein God plucked Abraham from the midst of an idolatrous environment and said, “Lech lecha,” “Go forth to a new place, a new way of life, a new way of thinking about…
    - 10 Feb 15, 10:00pm -
  • America’s Shameful Debt Trap
    It’s almost half over! When the shmita year, a once in seven-year opportunity to transform our world, began this past Rosh Hashanah, rabbis, educators, and communities across the Jewish world were buzzing with ideas about new ways to implement the…
    - 10 Feb 15, 10:00pm -
  • Living in a Chosen Land: America
    An irony of the American Jewish experience: Just as America’s Christian leaders donned the Jews’ mantle of “chosenness” to explain and justify the new nation, America’s Jewish leaders shrugged off that cloak to ease Jewish entry into Americ…
    - 10 Feb 15, 10:00pm -
  • Are Jews ‘Chosen’?
    A Letter Exchange between Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi: “It is essential that all Jews understand their role as a chosen people, chosen to create and sustain Israel in all its struggles and in all its strivings” and Aryeh Bernstein: “The ass…
    - 10 Feb 15, 10:00pm -
  • Let Us Hear
    “To me, O Israelites, you are just like the Ethiopians,” declares the Lord. “True, I brought Israel up from the land of Egypt, but also the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Arameans from Kir.” — Amos 9:7 The Jewish people’s unique relati…
    - 10 Feb 15, 10:00pm -
  • Chosenness
    If Jews are the chosen people, what have we been chosen for? What does choseness demand of us? If we alone were chosen to be brought into the covenant with God, what happens to everyone else? What do you know about other faiths’ ideas of “chos…
    - 10 Feb 15, 10:00pm -
  • A Bolt from the Blue
    Biblical theology is at once profoundly universalistic and unabashedly particularistic... To jettison the language of chosenness, or election, is to jettison the Bible itself. ... More »
    - 10 Feb 15, 10:00pm -
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Tikkun Magazine

  • Protected: Spiritual Activism Training: January-March 2018
    There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jan 18, 12:25pm -
  • Losing the American Empire by Alfred W. McCoy
    Editor’s Note: While the article below by Alfred McKoy details the decline of U.S. international status and power during the Trump regime, my reaction is to ask: what attitude should spiritual progressives take to that decline? On the one hand, ……
    - 3 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 2:25pm -
  • Martin Luther King Marches On
    [Editor's note: I was there at MLKjr.'s speech in D.C. in the summer of 1963 and that March on Washington changed my life. When I met personally with MLKjr. in 1968, a month before he was murdered, as a representative …Read more >>
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jan 18, 10:20am -
  • Learning to Be Sick…by Elliot Kukla
    This article was first published by the New York Times, under the title “In My Chronic Illness,  I found Meaning” on Jan 10, 2018. It did not include the prayer on able-ism. Learning to Be Sick Elliot Kukla   I …Read more >>
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jan 18, 8:21pm -
  • Never Again? Then help the Rohingya!
      NEVER AGAIN: WAYS FOR THE JEWISH COMMUNITY TO HELP THE ROHINGYA, NOW I.  The Burma Task Force is coordinating a Congressional Advocacy Day for the Rohingya on February 28, in conjunction with JACOB (Jewish Alliance of Concern Over Burma).  Am…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 8:39pm -
  • Ahed Tamimi: The Mandela of Palestine?
    Tikkun Inner Editorial Board member Mark LeVine recounts meeting Ahed Tamimi five years ago: "I texted my daughter, who was then about 8, a picture of Ahed, with the caption 'This is the bravest girl I've ever met and I hope you grow up to be like he…
    - 13 days ago, 5 Jan 18, 4:26pm -
  • Fall 2017 Table of Contents
      This quarterly issue of the magazine is available both online and in hard copy. The full online articles are only available to subscribers and NSP members — subscribe or join now to read the rest! You can also buy …Read more >>
    - 14 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 3:56pm -
  • Educational Reforms
    Our education system and methods of learning are linked to the fate of our environment in the new, digital age.Read more >>
    - 14 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 3:53pm -
  • Healing Ourselves and the Earth
    Get insight into the spiritual healing that accompanies cover artist Orly Faya's process of painting people in the world. Read more >>
    - 14 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 3:52pm -
  • My Mother Died on Simchat Torah
    The completion of the annual cycle, when we read the last portion, when we begin to believe, as we have throughout the centuries,  that this time we will get it right and be finished with this labor, this rolling up, …Read more >>
    - 14 days ago, 4 Jan 18, 3:40pm -
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