Video: Happiness Is a Choice

The month of Adar is characterized with the spirit of joy, as the Talmud relates that “when Adar comes we increase in happiness.” Rabbi Yitzchak Shochet, Rabbi of London’s Mill Hill Synagogue, shares insight into how happiness is ultimately a choice, and when one chooses to be happy, all obstacles and challenges can be overcome.

Oldest Torah Proves Alter Rebbe Correct

The world’s oldest known complete Sefer Torah, which was discovered about six months ago, confirms that the Alter Rebbe was correct regarding the spelling of the words ‘Petzua Daka’ – ending ‘daka’ with an Aleph rather than a Hey.

Tradition and Trendiness Coexist in Gentrifying Montreal Neighborhood

On the northwestern slope of the iconic mountain that gave Montreal its name, the Borough of Outremont is a mix of stately but crumbling townhouses, converted warehouses, sleek luxury condo buildings, rambling mansions, and bars and boutiques common to an up-and-coming urban community.

Letter & Spirit: Building the Mishkan and Chinuch

In this week’s edition of Letter and Spirit, we present a letter from the Rebbe in which he connects the teachings of the Frierdiker Rebbe on Parshas T’ruma – the construction of the mishkan – with our eternal and constant obligation of Torah chinuch and its disseminationThe letter was written in English through the Rebbe’s trusted secretary Rabbi Nissan Mindel, and was made available by the latter’s son-in-law, Rabbi Sholom Ber Shapiro.