He Rescued His Boys Before It Was Too Late

Overtaken with financial difficulty, R. Nochum Yitzchok Pinson overlooked his children’s chinuch and they slowly became influenced by modernity. When it hit him, he enrolled his sons – ages 10 and 12 – at a branch of Tomchei Temimim 500 km away from home, where they became outstanding chassidim.

We Can Do More to Stop Bullying

Article by Rabbi Mordechai Lipskier: Educating Jewish children with the same methods as public school kids is, at the very least, a major disservice. Before looking elsewhere for guidance on bullying and the like, let us ask ourselves: Did I try to do everything the Torah teaches on the matter?

The Chassidic “Traitor” Thrown Out by His Wife

A talmid of Tomchei Temimim, R. Fallik Gurary, brother of the Rashag, went on to become a gvir and askan like his father. Despite being arrested and exiled to Siberia for his activities, he and his wife remained committed to raising their children with a staunch dedication to Yiddishkeit and Chassidus.

Tur: Between the Rambam and Shulchan Aruch

One of the earliest Halacha Seforim to be published was the Arba’ah Turim, an important Halachic work that serves as a vital bridge between the early Rishonim and the Shulchan Aruch. The Rebbe’s library owns some of the earliest editions.

When Non-Jewish Printers Fought Over the Rambam

Special edition for the Siyum Harambam: One of the earliest Seforim to be printed was the Rambam’s Mishneh Torah. Learn about the earliest prints, the dramatic fight between two non-Jewish printers over the Rambam, and its tragic results.   

How Do You Feel Today?

Emotional awareness and “Feeling Charts” have gained popularity as a way to help children regulate their emotions. But it can also raise children who are self-absorbed. Where is the balance?

The Wealthy Chossid Who Slept on a Bench

A chossid of stature and a wealthy man, R. Hirshel Gurary donned four pairs of tefillin and was a son-in-law of the Radziner Rebbe. When he was seen sleeping on a bench to attend the Frierdiker Rebbe‘s daughter’s chassuna, he inspired a Mirrer talmid in the way of Chassidus.

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