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3 days ago

Are you struggling with a good homework routine? Kids often find homework frustrating and a bother. But it doesn’t have to be a time of stress! The latest blog post is all about homework- and getting your kids to smile while doing it! Link in bio ☝🏻

3 days ago

#DonaldTrump’s choice of David Friedman for U.S. ambassador to Israel is not sitting well with some members of the American #Jewish community. Friedman, a #bankruptcy lawyer and #OrthodoxJew who has worked for Trump for years and advised his campaign, is known for his ties with the Israeli far right. And he’s known for his controversial #rhetoric.

a week ago

We Chassidim have a couple of unique Customs, and by a couple, I should really say many. Previously, when we discussed why Chassidim go to a rebbe for Yom Tov, (to find that post just search the #traditionsexplained hashtag) I mentioned that in a Chassidish community the Rebbe is the shepherd of his flock in the most literal sense and everything is centered around the Rebbe's guidance and teachings. In order for the Chassidim to have contact with their Rebbe on a more frequent basis, the Chassidim developed the practice of the Tish. The word Tish in Yiddish means a table. When going to a Rebbe's Tish you are actually joining the Rebbe's table and participating in the meal physically and symbolically. As mentioned, the Rebbe isn't only our spiritual guidance, we go to him to learn about all the mundane daily tasks hence the Tisch. One of the ways we participate at the Tish is by eating shirayim, literal meaning leftovers, that has been passed around for the Chassidim to eat. It is believed that those who eat shirayim from the Rebbe will merit to Yiras Shomayim (awe of heaven) and many other blessings. There are many Chassidish tales of miraculous healing, blessing of wealth or piety after receiving shirayim from a Rebbe. Besides for the meal portion of the tish (I know we Chassidim cover the food topic thoroughly) the actual Tish includes singing, dancing and Dvar Torah. If you want to have a true Chassdish experience, start at a Rebbe's Tish. #tish #rebbe #jewishtraditions #jewishtradition #jewishlife #orthodoxjew #chassidim #chassid #jewish #kosher #rabbi #travelingchassidim

a week ago

Chanukah is a great time to give unique, personal gifts to the people you love. 🎁 You will love this terrific roundup of DIY Jewish gifts and crafts- perfect for both kids and adults! 🎨 On the blog now! Link in bio ☝🏻