Weekly Story: Chassidus vs. Kabbalah

by Rabbi Sholom Avtzon

Through a story, I would like to address h a question that is frequently asked: “What is the difference between Chassidus and Kabbalah? Are they similar to each other, the former being merely an explanation of the latter? And if they are distinct, which one is greater?”

8 IDF Soldiers Wounded in 2 Vehicular Attacks

A Palestinian terrorist rammed his vehicle into six IDF soldiers Friday afternoon as they stood on the side of the road near the entrance of the Palestinian village of Beit Umar, which is located off of Route 60 in between Gush Etzion and the West Bank city of Hebron. Earlier on Friday, two IDF soldiers were wounded in a vehicular-ramming attack near the West Bank settlement of Kfar Adumim.

Thousands Bring Joy to Orphaned Bride and Her Groom

As thousands of well-wishers from around Israel and the world danced and sang outside the International Convention Center in Jerusalem, hundreds more inside could be seen crying bittersweet tears as they witnessed the marriage of Ariel Biegel and Sarah Techiya Litman, the young woman whose father and brother were murdered by terrorists less than two weeks ago.