Every Man a Slave
May14

Every Man a Slave

“The things that make me different are the things that make me” – A. A. Milne Individuality is one of life’s most prized virtues. Imagine how boring everything would be if everyone were the same. A world of clones would not even be worth living in; after all, what would distinguish us from others while leaving room for our own existence? Variety creates the conditions for us to appreciate the gift of life. This concept is true of the...

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Fiftieth Gate Vol. 5 Published
May14

Fiftieth Gate Vol. 5 Published

We are happy to announce that we have released the latest volume of our ongoing series, “The Fiftieth Gate.” The Fiftieth Gate is the bilingual edition of Reb Noson’s Likutey Tefilot. To purchased this treasured volume, click here. For more information about this incredible work, continue reading. Reb Noson was truly humble, but nevertheless gave high praise to his own Likutey Tefilot, the book of prayers he composed...

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Rabbi Tauber – Likutey Halachot, Class 15 Shavuot
May08

Rabbi Tauber – Likutey Halachot, Class 15 Shavuot

Rabbi Tauber – Likutey Halachot, Class 15 – mp3 Download If you live in Los Angeles, consider attending the Tuesday night class on Likutey Halachot live with Rabbi Tauber, Chabad SOLA 1627 S. La Cienega starting @ 9...

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The One And Only YOU
May05

The One And Only YOU

Rebbe Nachman told a story: The Simpleton had learned the trade of a shoemaker. Since he was simple, he had to study very much to master it, and even then he was not very expert in the craft. He got married and earned a living from his work. However, he was simple and not an expert in his craft, so his livelihood was very meager and limited … Throughout this, he was always very happy. He was filled with joy at all times. Since...

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Listen: The Flaw of Rebbe Akiva’s Students
Apr27

Listen: The Flaw of Rebbe Akiva’s Students

Listen to Meir Elkabas explain why Rebbe Akiva’s Students passed away.

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Rabbi Tauber – Likutey Halachot & Sefirat HaOmer
Apr25

Rabbi Tauber – Likutey Halachot & Sefirat HaOmer

Rabbi Tauber – Likutey Halachot, Class 13 – mp3 Download If you live in Los Angeles, consider attending the Tuesday night class on Likutey Halachot live with Rabbi Tauber, Chabad SOLA 1627 S. La Cienega starting @ 9...

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A One-Time Opportunity
Apr23

A One-Time Opportunity

“The Architect of the world never does the same thing twice. Every day is an entirely new creation” – Reb Noson of Breslov People like to say, “Today is a new day.” There’s actually an incredible amount of wisdom in that expression. That’s because we have a tendency to view time as one complete unit, and therefore we get caught up in the past. If yesterday was a “bad” day, it means today doesn’t have much of a chance. Truth be told,...

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Leaving the Frat Boys Behind
Apr16

Leaving the Frat Boys Behind

Recently I read an abysmal statistic. According to a 2014 PEW Research Center study, the US marriage rate is at a 93-year low! Just about half of the adult population is not married. While there are various opinions seeking to explain why the rate keeps dropping, one of the most popular suggestions is that many young men would prefer to remain in the “frat boy” stage and aren’t at all interested in investing in a serious, demanding...

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Let Pesach Set You Free
Mar26

Let Pesach Set You Free

Of all the Jewish holidays, Pesach resonates especially well in America and other democratic societies. These societies can identify with the Jewish people in Egypt, enslaved and oppressed by a dominant race, who overcame their persecutors to live as a free nation. President Obama himself expressed this sentiment a few years ago during his weekly address at Passover time: “In America, the Passover story has always had special meaning....

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Virtual Shabbat
Mar12

Virtual Shabbat

Nowadays, everyone talks about the value of a healthy psyche. Newspapers and magazines are filled with advertisements for various mental techniques and services. Some of these ads claim their services will deliver success in business, while others promise better relationships and a happy marriage. Yet others claim that a positive mindset is the key to longevity and overcoming disease. All agree that the mind is an extremely powerful...

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Happy All Year Round
Feb26

Happy All Year Round

The anticipation has been growing for some time. The short, cold, dreary winter days, which reflect our deep spiritual slumber, are just about behind us. I recall traveling to Florida one January and being elated upon seeing some bugs and lizards crawling on the sidewalk. The vibrancy of life is so refreshing. Thankfully, the day Rebbe Nachman called “the beginning of all beginnings” – Purim – is about to begin. What inhibits us from...

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Master of Deception
Feb12

Master of Deception

Undoubtedly you’ve heard this story: one of the world’s foremost journalists, someone millions of people rely on to keep them informed about world events, has been accused of fabricating news stories. I think this shocks us because it begs an all-important question: “What is reality and what is nothing but a Hollywood production?” And: “How many other things have the media and other trusted agencies fed us that are total...

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In The Know
Jan29

In The Know

Knowledge, wisdom, education … these are the cornerstones of a typical Jewish upbringing. Almost as soon as a Jewish baby is born, his or her parents have already established a college fund. This reminds me of a joke: A Jewish mother is walking down the street with her two little boys. A passerby sees the children and remarks, “What adorable children you have. How old are they?” The proud mother replies, “The doctor is seven and...

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Striking It Rich
Jan21

Striking It Rich

What if I told you that I know the secret to accumulating wealth? I bet you’d want to be my friend. Doesn’t the prospect of gaining this elusive knowledge get you a tad bit excited? But what if I told you that it’s available to each of us? Impossible, you might say. But that would be your mistake. God promised Abraham that his children would descend to Egypt as slaves, but would eventually be redeemed with great wealth. In fact, this...

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Getting The Message
Jan15

Getting The Message

Negative emotions are extremely powerful and often completely debilitating. In fact, nothing has the ability to stunt our spiritual growth and life satisfaction like negativity. It’s essential for us to take the initiative to learn about ourselves and evaluate our reactions when dealing with such emotions. With Rebbe Nachman’s guidance, we can transform these emotions into great tools. Let’s deal with fear. Like everything else in the...

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Good To Go!
Jan08

Good To Go!

Do I deserve to be redeemed? Do I deserve to be saved by God? We often ask ourselves this question, whether consciously or subconsciously. Consider: The average person has 60,000 thoughts a day. Shockingly, 95 percent of them are repeated daily and 80 percent of those thoughts are negative. We tend to judge ourselves overwhelmingly negatively, and that’s why we can question whether we are worthy of God’s attention and ultimate...

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