Your own home's Corona Cabinet can create plans for a safe and happy Purim

Your own home's Corona Cabinet can create plans for a safe and happy Purim

Your home Corona Cabinet can plan how to make Purim joyous and manage the challenge of controlling screen time. Involve the whole family.Sivan Rahav-Meir , 2/21/2021, 7:36 PM
53 stones to build a palace

53 stones to build a palace

Mitzvot are stones that build a palace for G-d but the mortar binding them is love for one's fellow man.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 2/14/2021, 5:47 PM
Don't let COVID-19 wear you out

Don't let COVID-19 wear you out

If you need help, don't be ashamed to ask for help - and meanwhile, find joy in a corona shidduch story!Sivan Rahav-Meir, 2/4/2021, 8:51 AM
To sing in the middle of the journey, before we reach our destination

To sing in the middle of the journey, before we reach our destination

Do we only sing when our situation is perfect? Only after we reach our goal? Road songs are about growth, faith and hope. So let's sing.Sivan Rahav-Meir , 2/1/2021, 7:40 AM
Telling our story to the next generation – no matter what

Telling our story to the next generation – no matter what

An educator's mission during this period is teaching our meaningful story of continuity, brave leaders and how we can overcome difficulties.Sivan Rahav-Meir , 1/28/2021, 11:54 AM
Lockdown thoughts: National stability begins at home

Lockdown thoughts: National stability begins at home

At the moment of our liberation, G-d says to Moshe that he should tell all the people to enter their homes Like we are doing now.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 1/24/2021, 7:00 PM
Lessons from Rabbi Shimshon Raphael Hirsh - and an 11 year old: Gratitude and respect

Lessons from Rabbi Shimshon Raphael Hirsh - and an 11 year old: Gratitude and respect

Gratitude with sensitivity to humans, gratitude even to the inanimate. Respect for oneself and respect for one's past.Sivan Rahav-Meir , 1/16/2021, 6:34 PM
Rebbe Nachman says: Just get through today

Rebbe Nachman says: Just get through today

Rabbi Nachman: "We have nothing in the world except this day and this moment, because tomorrow is a completely different world.'*Sivan Rahav-Meir, 1/11/2021, 11:50 AM
From Moshe to Moshe. Praying for leadership, by Rav Yehuda Henkin z"l

From Moshe to Moshe. Praying for leadership, by Rav Yehuda Henkin z"l

Today's leaders are not chosen directly by G-d, nor for their Torah scholarship, so as we face new elections, heavenly help is needed..Sivan Rahav-Meir, 1/5/2021, 4:38 PM
Chazak, chazak, ve'nitchazek

Chazak, chazak, ve'nitchazek

Let us go from strength to strength as we end the book of Genesis in our Sabbath Torah readings. And take an example from Jonathan Pollard.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 1/2/2021, 8:34 PM
No one has to donate a kidney \ Why it's important to talk things over

No one has to donate a kidney \ Why it's important to talk things over

There are so many ways to give...Sivan Rahav-Meir , 12/29/2020, 4:28 PM
For the 10th of Tevet: Children of Holocaust survivors save the world from COVID-19

For the 10th of Tevet: Children of Holocaust survivors save the world from COVID-19

Today is the 10th of Tevet, when Israel's Chief Rabbinate declared that Kaddish is said for Holocaust victims whose yahrzeit is unknown.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 12/25/2020, 7:35 AM
Words of wisdom from Esther Horgan Hy"d, marriage counselor

Words of wisdom from Esther Horgan Hy"d, marriage counselor

This week the Jewish people lost a woman who loved life. Some of her insights are brought here.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 12/23/2020, 8:50 AM
Dotan Valley - then and now

Dotan Valley - then and now

The story of Joseph continued to echo in the plans the Nazis had for the Valley of Dothan where the brothers sold him.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 12/21/2020, 9:48 AM
Celebrating Eid Al-Banat (Girls' Day) and listening to the candles

Celebrating Eid Al-Banat (Girls' Day) and listening to the candles

Not only have Jews arrived here from many lands, but their traditions and customs, too. This is a special one, for women and girls only.Sivan Rahav-Meir , 12/16/2020, 7:48 PM
Hanukkah miracle: No cell phones while candles burn - and peace with more Arab states

Hanukkah miracle: No cell phones while candles burn - and peace with more Arab states

One homebased miracle if it happens, and one foreign affairs miracle. Both seemed impossible once.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 12/13/2020, 11:59 PM
Three Hanukkah candle messages

Three Hanukkah candle messages

We light a small flame this evening that tells a story about the past heroism of our ancestors, but this year we are heroes too.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 12/10/2020, 8:59 PM
When our children think of us, what do they see?

When our children think of us, what do they see?

What happens to what we teach them, once we are not here. Joseph gives the answer.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 12/9/2020, 1:00 PM
Message from a corona bride

Message from a corona bride

How brave these young corona brides are - putting off their dream weddings without wallowing in self pity. Here is one story.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 12/6/2020, 5:12 PM
Cultivate patience, never give up

Cultivate patience, never give up

Many things require continued striving and much patience, as the story of Jacob so clearly teaches us.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 12/2/2020, 8:45 AM
What do we do when everything changes?

What do we do when everything changes?

Life occasionally compels us to leave our comfort zone and deal with crisis. A biblical and modern model.Sivan Rahav-Meir , 11/28/2020, 7:00 PM
Finding God in unexpected places

Finding God in unexpected places

Life is truly a ladder set up on the ground, but its top reaches heaven.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 11/24/2020, 11:43 AM
Children's author Chaim Walder's message to youngsters/ Rabbi Kottarsky's to their parents

Children's author Chaim Walder's message to youngsters/ Rabbi Kottarsky's to their parents

Chaim Walder, as always, knows how to reach young people's hearts. And at the Chabad Kinus, Rabbi Kottarsky did the same for adults.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 11/17/2020, 8:07 PM
The Sigd holiday - and its celebration during the corona pandemic

The Sigd holiday - and its celebration during the corona pandemic

Fasting, prayer, love of Zion and festivities: how Ethiopia's Beta Israel Jews enriched Israeli Jewish life with a unique, ancient festival.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 11/15/2020, 11:16 AM
How do you know if you're still young?

How do you know if you're still young?

Rebbe Nachman writes this on Mother Sarah and us: 'This is the essence of perfection – to begin to live over and over again.'. How?Sivan Rahav-Meir, 11/12/2020, 7:36 AM
Eulogizing Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks is not enough

Eulogizing Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks is not enough

Imagine being asked what you are doing with your commitment to Judaism. What will you answer?Sivan Rahav-Meir, 11/8/2020, 12:38 PM
To get joy out of Zooming and washing dishes

To get joy out of Zooming and washing dishes

It's all a matter of attitude - and your children absorb it.Sivan Rahav-Meir , 11/7/2020, 7:00 PM
Carlebach did not only sing, he spoke words of wisdom, too

Carlebach did not only sing, he spoke words of wisdom, too

Shlomo Carlebach said things that made listeners think. Like "When someone speaks, he needs quiet.When he sings, everyone sings with hm."Sivan Rahav-Meir, 11/4/2020, 12:51 PM
The Chazon Ish - and young children's Torah study

The Chazon Ish - and young children's Torah study

Wise words from a great Torah luminary for his yahrzeit - and a message for the children now back in school whose learning is our bedrock.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 11/3/2020, 10:07 AM
Rachel and Avraham's blessings light up the world

Rachel and Avraham's blessings light up the world

The grandfather of the grandfather of each of our Nobel prize winners sat down every day with a gemara and cracked open its problems.Sivan Rahav-Meir , 10/31/2020, 7:30 PM
The day after the Covid crisis is over

The day after the Covid crisis is over

Rav Yehuda Amital's description of the changes he witnessed as a survivor are analogous to Noah before and after the Deluge. And ours?Sivan Rahav-Meir, 10/27/2020, 9:57 AM
What's the solution?

What's the solution?

After the Flood, it seems that humans have learned nothing. Until...Sivan Rahav-Meir, 10/24/2020, 7:56 PM
Precious corona moments

Precious corona moments

Imagine a police officer standing next to people praying outside who prayed as follows: 'May God bless our soldiers and security forces...'Sivan Rahav-Meir, 10/21/2020, 11:07 AM
Finding the ark within us

Finding the ark within us

When a person feels low and downcast, the best advice is: 'Make yourself into an ark.' (Genesis 6:14).Sivan Rahav-Meir, 10/19/2020, 9:48 PM
To choose properly

To choose properly

We are still making amends for Adam's making the wrong choice.Sivan Rahav-Meir , 10/17/2020, 7:44 PM
Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev in the age of corona

Rabbi Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev in the age of corona

No matter what anyone did, Rabbi Levi Yitzchak knew how to find a positive and optimistic way of presenting it to G-d. We sorely need him.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 10/14/2020, 8:37 AM
After the holidays - and so we begin...

After the holidays - and so we begin...

The strange 5781 holiday season is over. What now? Start from the beginning....Sivan Rahav-Meir, 10/13/2020, 7:10 AM
Despite everything, we begin anew

Despite everything, we begin anew

We read how Moses blesses the tribes before his death and a few minutes later how G-d created the world. Our story is greater than corona.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 10/10/2020, 8:41 PM
A closer look at ourselves

A closer look at ourselves

You want to live only for yourself? So go into isolation only with yourself.Sivan Rahav-Meir , 10/8/2020, 10:00 PM
Rabbi Nachman: Only this moment matters

Rabbi Nachman: Only this moment matters

Rabbi Nachman said it is possible to start fresh at any moment, find the good in every moment.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 10/6/2020, 8:15 AM
The time is now

The time is now

Let's take a page from the lives of the Ushpizin.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 10/4/2020, 9:27 AM
Ten tips for Yom Kippur this year

Ten tips for Yom Kippur this year

10 important tips regarding this year's Yom Kippur observance.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 9/27/2020, 4:30 PM
The Daily Portion: To listen and lighten their load

The Daily Portion: To listen and lighten their load

We cannot help everyone solve their problems or end their suffering, but there is one thing we can always do for them.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 9/24/2020, 11:59 PM
Sivan Rahav-Meir/ The Daily Portion / A little commitment

Sivan Rahav-Meir/ The Daily Portion / A little commitment

The soul, too, needs a new garment for the holidayץ It is called commitment.Sivan Rahav-Meir/, 9/23/2020, 10:13 AM
Sivan Rahav-Meir: The Daily Portion / Making history on Rosh Hashannah

Sivan Rahav-Meir: The Daily Portion / Making history on Rosh Hashannah

Because of corona, people changed from those who watch games into those playing in them. And Israelis showed their beautiful side.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 9/21/2020, 5:31 PM
 The Daily Portion / Shehecheyanu (Who has granted us life)

The Daily Portion / Shehecheyanu (Who has granted us life)

In the 2nd Lebanon War, Chagit Rhein lost her IDF officer son 6 weeks before Rosh Hashannah. Her thoughts as she lit the holiday candles. Sivan Rahav-Meir , 9/21/2020, 10:53 AM
The Daily Portion / Grant us peace

The Daily Portion / Grant us peace

It transpires that the world can change in the twinkling of an eye, for good or for bad, and so, too, can we.Sivan Rahav-Meir , 9/16/2020, 8:21 AM
The Daily Portion / May we all reach for the stars

The Daily Portion / May we all reach for the stars

We are signing an historic peace treaty while preparing to enter a lockdown. How to explain the contrast?Sivan Rahav-Meir , 9/14/2020, 10:44 PM
The Daily Portion/ To bring every part of us

The Daily Portion/ To bring every part of us

Within our souls are different and varied parts. Collect them, compare them and see what should be changed in the New Year.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 9/12/2020, 10:34 PM
The Daily Portion / We are important

The Daily Portion / We are important

Every one of us is unique and has a part to play in the life of the nation.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 9/10/2020, 10:46 PM
The Daily Portion, Nitzavim-Vayelech / Elul at the football stadium

The Daily Portion, Nitzavim-Vayelech / Elul at the football stadium

Teshuva does not have to be a grandiose act. Sometimes it is a small action that makes a big change.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 9/8/2020, 11:27 PM
The Daily Portion / A birthday

The Daily Portion / A birthday

Yesterday was the birthday of Chabad. How much influence for good this movement has had and please G-d, will continue to have!Sivan Rahav-Meir, 9/8/2020, 8:05 AM
The Daily Portion - Turning dreams into reality

The Daily Portion - Turning dreams into reality

If we plan how to carry them out, the New Year can see the dreams we have in our hearts come to pass.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 9/6/2020, 11:30 PM
The Daily Portion / Every day like new

The Daily Portion / Every day like new

It is a challenge to continue keeping the Torah with the same level of anticipation as at Mount Sinai.Sivan Rahav-Meir, 9/3/2020, 8:07 PM