Dear Readers, No matter one’s opinion about the Chinese virus and how the world has reacted to it, we can all agree that fear is not the Jewish way. Everything that happens in this world comes from Hashem. Nothing happens to us without Hashem having…

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I Don’t Make Birthday Parties Sarah Pachter I don’t throw birthday parties. Instead, I make siyums. Any time a child of ours completes any type of Jewish learning, Torah book, or sefer, we make a celebration. They choose how they want to celebrate, and we…

Sarah’s Corner: I Don’t Make Birthday Parties

You can always come home! Rabbi Chaim Shaul Brook, Chabad Shliach to Bozeman Montana We are in the midst of the High Holy Days, a time of reflection and new beginnings. Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur bring to life judgment and sincerity, Sukkot and Shemini-Atzeret/Simchat-Torah…

You can always come home!

“I Can’t Afford that Hotel!” Sarah Pachter Rav Yisroel Salanter was known to share the following mashal. There was once an extremely expensive hotel that charged $120,000 per night. They offered proration per minute, and even the most affluent individuals often chose this option. A…

Sarah’s Corner: “I Can’t Afford that Hotel!”

Dear Readers, At times it feels like someone popped an enormous balloon of anxiety and sprinkled it upon all of society. Wherever we turn we encounter anxious people, some more and some less. Where is this coming from? Is it the constant discussion of a…

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Three Steps to Consistent Change Sarah Pachter I’m part of a group that reads one paragraph of a Torah lesson each day. We’re supposed to keep going until we can make a siyum. Meanwhile, this lesson-a-day book has sat in my bedside dresser for the…

Sarah’s Corner: Three Steps to Consistent Change

Dear Readers, What came first, the chicken or the egg? Is it the news industry that obsesses over headline grabbing bad news or is it that we consumers are looking for it? After all, would they sell a product that no one would buy? I…

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The Hidden Heart Sarah Pachter After having my baby, I went to a varicose vein specialist. While the technician was performing the ultrasound, she told me that the calf actually serves as “another heart” for the body. She explained that while the heart pumps blood…

Sarah’s Corner: The Hidden Heart

Dear Readers, The month of Elul is a serious and reflective month. It’s a time for us to take stock of the past year, strengthening the good behaviors and correcting the errors. Yet, there’s a strong underlying joy in this. The knowledge that Hashem wants…

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How to Plant the Seeds for Individual Growth in Children Sarah Pachter Nili Couzens, a parenting expert, explains a beautiful analogy about raising children. Imagine someone who wanted to plant an apple tree. Because the apple tree requires a certain type of soil, weather, watering…

Torah Studies: How to Plant the Seeds for Individual Growth in Children

Once Believed Impossible, Now You Can Perform the Mitzvah of Sh’mitta from ANYWHERE In the World! “The mitzvah of sh’mitta is only for Jewish farmers” is an oft repeated, but untrue misconception. With the upcoming sh’mitta year, Zo Artzeinu is on a mission to give…

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Yedidya: A NovelWritten by Naomi ElbingerBased on the Torah Series “Thanking Hashem When Things Look Bad” by Rabbi Daniel Yaakov Travis 327 pp.Distributed by Feldheim Publishers Reviewed by Devorah Talia Gordon From the opening pages of “Yedidya,” the reader is engrossed in the journey of…

Book Review: Yedidya

Dear Readers, We wish every Bar Mitzvah Bochur that in 10 years he should put on Tefillin with the same excitement as he did that morning. We wish newly married couples they should appreciate each other a decade later the way they do now. Is…

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Bike4Chai Gears Up for Record Number of Riders L. A cyclist will take part in an annual charity bike ride. As the country reopens following more than a year of COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions, people are ready to hit the road… for a good cause.…

Bike4Chai Gears Up for Record Number of Riders