Tags Tags

Sivan Rahav-Meir

News and updates about Sivan Rahav-Meir

It's good to be a Jew- someone cares

Sharansky: When I was a child, 'Jew' was an unfortunate designation,,,on the Ukraine border, being a Jew is a most fortunate circumstance.

It's good to be a Jew- someone cares

A letter from Kiev

The war in Ukraine, Chabad emissaries, the Megilla and the parasha.

A letter from Kiev

Shabbat in Kharkov, Ukraine

A letter from the wife of the Chabad shaliach in Khrakov.

Shabbat in Kharkov, Ukraine

What Avraham Fried learned from a rooster and other stories

Don't just wake up - sing!

What Avraham Fried learned from a rooster and other stories

What happened to spirituality? 3 thoughts for the soul

We tend to talk about spirituality but it is in our actions, small, personal or influential, that it is attained.

What happened to spirituality? Thoughts for the soul

Making our home into a Mishkan

Different factors make our home a sanctuary and our lives and those of our loved ones positive, hopeful and meaningful.

Making our home into a Mishkan

Rosh Chodesh Adar: How's life? Enjoy it!

In the month of Adar, we have an opportunity to connect with simple joy, to rejoice in just being alive.

Rosh Chodesh Adar: How's life? Enjoy it!

A story for International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The dough that did not rise in the ghetto and other lessons.

A story for International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Kotzker Rebbe: Brief but deep

Aphorisms of the Kotzker, each short in words but deep in meaning.

The Kotzker Rebbe: Brief but deep

Ori, wife of officer killed by friendly fire: Keep on living

'If Itamar had made that error, what would I want for him? And the answer is that I would want for him the strength to move beyond this.'

Ori, wife of officer killed by friendly fire: Keep on living

Isolated, yet together

There is much to learn from this pandemic about family cohesivenes and leadership on all levels.

 Isolated, yet together

On self-protection and redemption

What are the most important values in your life? You can talk and learn about them, emulate others and note that most of us try to do that.

On self-protection and redemption

In memory of our two brave pilots

The words beow are dedicated the ascent of the souls of Hen ben Aron and Erez ben David and to the recovery of Ron ben Marina.

In memory of our two brave pilots

Moshe Rabbeinu was only human, just like you and me

This statement is not meant to lower our esteem for Moses, but to raise hopes for ourselves.

 Moshe Rabbeinu was only human, just like you and me

Four things we can learn from the Chaim Walder tragedy

Hard as it is, this can be a golden opportunity for expressing things we can now articulate for ourselves and our families.

Four things we can learn from the Chaim Walder tragedy

Are we missing out on life's greatest opportunities?

Can the temporary silence the historic?

Are we missing out on life's greatest opportunities?

Are we missing out on life's greatest opportunities?

Can the temporary silence the historic?

Are we missing out on life's greatest opportunities?

Shemot: What is it about crying out?

The Book of Exodus is a guidebook. What does it teach about bringing redemption - from everything that needs change?

Shemot: What is it about crying out?

Liel Namdar- a DUI driver snuffs out a young life

Her last text was a reminder to say Shema at bedtime. It almost seems as though G-d wanted her near Him.

Liel Namdar- a DUI driver snuffs out a young life

Chazak, Chazak, Venitchazeik! We will be strong!

The blessing over sons in this week's Torah portion is dedicated to Yehuda Dimentman, Hy"d, who will not bless his baby tonight.

Chazak, Chazak, Venitchazeik! We will be strong!

Young people ask Rabbi Lau questions about the Tenth of Tevet

The 10th of Tevet as Yom Hakaddish Haklali leads to curiosity about the rabbi's Holocaust experience.

Young people ask Rabbi Lau questions about the Tenth of Tevet

Halt: Private moments ahead

The age of social media has made privacy obsolete - unless we think about how to combine it with suitable disclosure. A lesson from Joseph.

Halt: Private moments ahead

To fight the darkness

We must know how to identify it in order to fight against it and eliminate it.

To fight the darkness

Shabbat or Hanukkah candles: Which should have come first?

Imagine you only have money for one set of candles - Shabbat or Hannukah - which to choose and why?

Shabbat or Hanukkah candles: Which should have come first?

Hannukah: When light from above descends into our living rooms

It's not just a match and a candle. A magnificent light descends into our homes, next to the window or the door, and we need to receive it.

Hannukah: When light from above descends into our living rooms

In the memory of Eliyahu David Kay, z"l - 19th of Kislev

There is a dimension of inwardness, often hidden but waiting to be accessed, in the world.

In the memory of Eliyahu David Kay, z"l - 19th of Kislev

A billion Chinese can't be wrong

The Chinese translate the word "Judaism" in a unique way taken from this week's Torah reading.

A billion Chinese can't be wrong

For Cheshvan 11: Why is she called "our Mother Rachel?"

"There is something in the personality of our mother Rachel, in the story of her life, that says to us...'you can tell me everything'."

For Cheshvan 11: Why is she called "our Mother Rachel?"

Watch: Jewish farmers depart their fields ahead of Sabbatical year

Video shows the joy of farmers of the Kibbutz of Shaalvim as they leave their fields at the beginning of 'Shmita', the Sabbatical year.

Watch: Jewish farmers depart their fields ahead of Sabbatical player

5 thoughts after Shabbat Chazon

Tisha B'Av is not only a day of mourning for what we lost, but rather a reminder of what to expect from ourselves.

5 thoughts after Shabbat Chazon

The most powerful weapon

At the moment that we say something, we create a new reality in the world.

The most powerful weapon

Education does not end on June 30th

This was a year of unusual educational challenges, but the summer ahead is no less challenging. Op-ed.

Education does not end on June 30th

Regarding the 17th of Tammuz

Think about how far the world has come, but look around you and think how far it has yet to go.

Regarding the 17th of Tammuz

Remembering "the Judge of all the earth"

Tzvi Tal was a judge who remembered that the "Judge of all the earth" is above him. In memoriam.

Remembering "the Judge of all the earth"

The power of women

Sometimes hidden, sometimes front stage, women can set the tone for societal interaction.

The power of women

Israel's Defense: Without and within

The man who brought Israel's security complex to unbelievable technological heights was killed in a primitive attack:by Arab rioters.

Israel's Defense: Without and within

Not to be wicked

In yesterday's parsha, a wicked person is someone who witnesses a mind-changing event and yet continues as though nothing had happened.

Not to be wicked

It's not simple being simple and modest

To act simply, modestly, with integrity and without pretense is not as easy as it sounds.

It's not simple being simple

A blessing filled with love

In order to bless our fellow Jews, we must open our hearts with love. That is what the kohanim teach us in their blessing.

 A blessing filled with love

Safe room for the body, safe room for the soul

A brief lesson from them in maintaining emotional health during this time.

Safe room for the body, safe room for the soul