How I Learned The Art Of Prayer

Since I was a little kid, I’ve been trained in the art of prayer. I learned from a really young age that praying is what we do in any occasion. When the heart is full of gratitude, there is prayer. When the soul is full of pain, there is prayer. When it seems pointless to talk things […]

Rebbetzin Henny Machlis, Who Taught Me The Secret to Holiness

Long ago, when I was a very young child, I came to know a teenage girl named Henny Lustig. From my deeply naive perspective, she seemed vibrant and alive in a way I had never before encountered. She was enthralled by the world around her and the people populating it. It wasn’t hard to get caught up […]

Doesn’t Praying to God Interfere With Our Destiny?

Dear Jew in the city, I have been an avid reader of your website for a while now and always watch your videos. I am a huge fan! I have been slowly becoming more religious over time but one question has been troubling me. If we have free will, why do we pray to G-d […]

The Key Is to Be Content: The Answer to a Social Media Junkie’s Prayers

At the end of August, I was DONE with summer. Too much heat. Too much humidity. WAY too many mosquito bites.” I can’t wait for fall,” I thought to myself.” Crisp weather. Cozy sweaters. Huddling around the fireplace. Fall can’t come soon enough.” And then, just a few days later, the temperature dropped, my two youngest kids got […]

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