July 25, 2024

The Importance of Pikuach Nefesh and the Sanctity of Human Life

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Throughout history, Jews have faced persecution and discrimination, often putting their lives at risk. Yet, despite these challenges, they have always held onto the belief that saving a human life takes precedence over any other religious or cultural practice. In this article, we discuss the concept of Pikuach Nefesh and explain how it is practiced…

Why and How Jews Celebrate Shavuot

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Jews celebrate Shavuot for several reasons and do so in many different ways. The late spring holiday’s significance to our culture is tied to both Biblical and agricultural history. In this article, we explain the meaning, history, and traditions of the Jewish holiday Shavuot, as well as its connection to philanthropic giving and tzedakah. DONATE…

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…


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