June 22, 2024

What Does Lag BaOmer Mean to the Jewish Community?

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Lag BaOmer is a short but important period within the Jewish calendar. It has only grown in significance over recent years, serving as a rare opportunity to step back and appreciate the strength and resolve of the Jewish community amidst times of uncertainty. In this article, we explain the origins of Lag BaOmer and how…

Colel Chabad has a therapy center dedicated to treating those with PTSD

The Mabat Center in Tzfat is a free therapy center for soldiers and civilians suffering from PTSD and anxiety. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we want to spotlight some of the work we do in the mental health arena. The Mabat Center is only a few months old but is already incredibly busy….

Cultivating Bitachon: A Path to Compassionate Giving

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The world we live in is known for its turmoil and angst. Yet, despite millennia of challenges, the Jewish people have weathered every storm. We have one thing to thank for that: a principle known as bitachon. This article explains the term, detailing both its literal meaning and greater significance to Jewish values.  DONATE NOW…

Kiddush Hashem: Embodying Charity and Compassion

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Few concepts in the rich tapestry of Jewish values resonate as profoundly as Kiddush Hashem. This principle, which translates to “sanctification of the Divine Name,” encapsulates the idea of living a holy life. In this blog post, we delve into the origins and meaning of Kiddush Hashem, its significance to Jewish values, and how it…

Understanding Avodah: The Concept of Work and Service in Judaism

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The history of Judaism is rich in cultural traditions and religious practices with complex meanings. While you’ve likely heard about Tzedek (justice) and Anavah (humility) before, another important concept that plays a significant role in Jewish theology is Avodah. In this blog, we will dive deeper into the meaning of Avodah, how it has been…

The Meaning of Tzedek In Judaism

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The value of justice is greatly underappreciated in today’s day and age. Corruption, inequality, and injustice all run rampant, and we see the effects first-hand. Jewish history is right to place a strong emphasis on Tzedek (justice) as an essential component of our faith. Keep reading to learn about the term’s meaning, its significance in…

Fulfilling the Mitzvah of Pe’ah

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The mitzvah of Pe’ah may have originally applied to agricultural practices, but its message of caring for the poor and vulnerable in our community continues to hold significance in modern society. Let’s explore the concept of Pe’ah and how it relates to other important values within Judaism and the Chabad movement. DONATE NOW What Does…

Embracing Anavah: A Pathway to Humility

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Woven into the very fabric of Jewish teachings stands anavah. A guiding principle that is deeply intertwined with the notion of repairing the world in Jewish tradition. It is believed that by engaging in acts of anavah, individuals contribute to the creation of a more just and harmonious society.  Anavah is a concept baked into…

Kavod HaBriyot: Promoting Unity and Compassion in Our Communities

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In today’s society, it is easy to fall into the trap of categorizing people based on their race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status; we often make assumptions and judgments about individuals without taking the time to truly understand them as a person. Jewish beliefs offer a different perspective with a strong emphasis on…

Defining the Meaning of Olam Chesed Yibaneh

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Judaism is a religion built upon many important values and principles. One such value is Olam Chesed Yibaneh, which translates to “I will build this world with kindness” in English. This article explains what it means in both literal and philanthropic contexts, and how it is an integral part of Jewish belief and tradition. DONATE…


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