Valentines Day is coming up and people always ask, “what is the Jewish take on this holiday?” Here is the answer.
Weekly Reflections | Rachael's Centre for Torah, Mussar & Ethics Toronto
Have you heard about Orthodox Jews who send texts on Shabbat? There’s no punchline here. Originating from groups of Orthodox Jewish teens, “Half Shabbos” is keeping Shabbat yet using your cell phone to stay connected to friends. Watch this video to learn more about the growing conversation occurring across Shabbat dinner tables.
It is easy to notice that the Earth’s weather has become more extreme with an increasing number of natural disasters over the past few years. From Katrina a few years ago, to the forest fires all over North America year after year, to the devastating tornadoes recently in the Midwest United States. Each time disaster strikes we ask “where is God?” and we often get two very different answers. Rachael explains.
In this video reflection, Rachael talks about this week’s Torah Portion, Parshat Korach. This Parsha begins with an Israelite named Korach, stirring up a rebellion against Moses and his leadership and ends with Korach’s coup being spoiled by a little ‘Divine Intervention.’ Find out what happens.
Rachael offers a suggestion on how to use Mussar to help with all the organizing and stress of cooking, cleaning and preparing for Passover.
As Passover approaches, Rachael looks at the question of why some Jewish people sell their Chametz (bread products) and also offers an alternative idea of what you can do with all that Chametz.
Students at Universities and Colleges all over Canada have come together to denounce Zionism and the State of Israel at an event called Israel Apartheid Week or IAW. While these students claim their acts are Anti-Zionist, by looking at the essence of Zionism, what they are really doing is attacking the Jewish people. Rachael explains more.
This week, Rachael delves into a dilemma that she’s facing. To avoid gossiping, Rachael turns to her inner process and reassesses how she will problem solve.