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Kehot Publication Society For the newcomer to the teachings of Judaism as well as those well versed in Torah knowledge, we provide material of unparalleled quality and authenticity.
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Kehot Publication Society and Merkos Publications, the publishing divisions of the Lubavitch movement, were established in 1942 by the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn. Under the leadership of Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, the Lubavitch publishing houses have brought Torah education to nearly every Jewish community in the world, and are the world's largest publisher of Jewish literature. More than 100,000,000 volumes have been disseminated to date in Hebrew, Yiddish, English, Russian, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, German, Farsi and Arabic. With G-D's help, the Lubavitch movement will continue to satisfy the thirst for knowledge for which our people, the "People of the Book" have always been identified.

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Good Shabbos World! Candle lighting time for April 30, Parshas Emor in NYC is 7:33pm, Shabbos ends at 8:37pm.Make them S...
04/29/2021

Good Shabbos World! Candle lighting time for April 30, Parshas Emor in NYC is 7:33pm, Shabbos ends at 8:37pm.

Make them Sparkle

And the L-rd said to Moses: Speak to the kohanim, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: Let none of you defile himself for a dead person among his people, instruct them to say these laws to their children, in order to train them in their observance.
(Leviticus 21:1)

Although the continuity and endurance of the Jewish people hinges on education, the Torah does not mandate educating the young until here—fourteen parshiot after the giving of the Torah (in parshat Yitro)—and even here, it mentions only the priests’ duty to educate their young, leaving us to infer that this duty devolves upon the rest of the people, as well.

It is thus clear that the Torah takes education for granted, relying on the example set by our forefather Abraham, for which G-d chose him to be the progenitor of the Jewish people. In this context, it postpones the mention of education until this point in order to teach us some specific lessons.

We note firstly that the sages refer to the priests’ duty to educate their children as their responsibility “to caution” them, the Hebrew word for which (להזהיר) also means “to make shine.” This implies that rather than being content with setting an elementary educational standard for our youth or training them in the perfunctory observance of the commandments, we should teach them to perform the commandments optimally, even beyond the letter of the law, so that they—both the commandments and the children—sparkle.

This lesson is emphasized by the fact that the Torah teaches it to us through its instruction to the priests. The priests’ task is to help others rise spiritually and become close to G-d (through the sacrificial service); so too, we should strive to educate our youth not to merely be well versed in the Torah and punctilious in observing its commandments, but through this study and observation draw close to G-d.

Secondly, this lesson appears in the Book of Leviticus—more of whose content is devoted to the exposition of G-d’s commandments than in is of any of the other books of the Torah—and specifically toward the end of this book, after most of the laws of the Torah have been given. This suggests that this emphasis in education should be all-encompassing and predicated on our basic commitment to study and observance.

Finally, this message appears in parshat Emor, which contains the commandment of counting the Omer. As we will see, this commandment allegorically represents our collective education as a people, and the word used for “counting” (sefirah) also means “gleaming” or “shining.” What more appropriate a commandment than counting the Omer to convey this message of optimal and shining cultivation of our children—of the child in years, the child in Jewish knowledge, and the child within each of us.

—From the Kehot Chumash > https://store.kehotonline.com/mobile/prodinfo.asp?number=ESE-TORA.SB

Art by Yaeli Vogel.

Good Shabbos World! Candle lighting time for April 30, Parshas Emor in NYC is 7:33pm, Shabbos ends at 8:37pm.

Make them Sparkle

And the L-rd said to Moses: Speak to the kohanim, the sons of Aaron, and say to them: Let none of you defile himself for a dead person among his people, instruct them to say these laws to their children, in order to train them in their observance.
(Leviticus 21:1)

Although the continuity and endurance of the Jewish people hinges on education, the Torah does not mandate educating the young until here—fourteen parshiot after the giving of the Torah (in parshat Yitro)—and even here, it mentions only the priests’ duty to educate their young, leaving us to infer that this duty devolves upon the rest of the people, as well.

It is thus clear that the Torah takes education for granted, relying on the example set by our forefather Abraham, for which G-d chose him to be the progenitor of the Jewish people. In this context, it postpones the mention of education until this point in order to teach us some specific lessons.

We note firstly that the sages refer to the priests’ duty to educate their children as their responsibility “to caution” them, the Hebrew word for which (להזהיר) also means “to make shine.” This implies that rather than being content with setting an elementary educational standard for our youth or training them in the perfunctory observance of the commandments, we should teach them to perform the commandments optimally, even beyond the letter of the law, so that they—both the commandments and the children—sparkle.

This lesson is emphasized by the fact that the Torah teaches it to us through its instruction to the priests. The priests’ task is to help others rise spiritually and become close to G-d (through the sacrificial service); so too, we should strive to educate our youth not to merely be well versed in the Torah and punctilious in observing its commandments, but through this study and observation draw close to G-d.

Secondly, this lesson appears in the Book of Leviticus—more of whose content is devoted to the exposition of G-d’s commandments than in is of any of the other books of the Torah—and specifically toward the end of this book, after most of the laws of the Torah have been given. This suggests that this emphasis in education should be all-encompassing and predicated on our basic commitment to study and observance.

Finally, this message appears in parshat Emor, which contains the commandment of counting the Omer. As we will see, this commandment allegorically represents our collective education as a people, and the word used for “counting” (sefirah) also means “gleaming” or “shining.” What more appropriate a commandment than counting the Omer to convey this message of optimal and shining cultivation of our children—of the child in years, the child in Jewish knowledge, and the child within each of us.

—From the Kehot Chumash > https://store.kehotonline.com/mobile/prodinfo.asp?number=ESE-TORA.SB

Art by Yaeli Vogel.

Rabbi Mendy Shemtov of Uruguay is gifting 333 families with a Shavuos kit in honor of the 3,333rd anniversary of Matan T...
04/29/2021

Rabbi Mendy Shemtov of Uruguay is gifting 333 families with a Shavuos kit in honor of the 3,333rd anniversary of Matan Torah. The kit is complete with a Spanish edition of ‘Beyond the Letter of the Law’, 60 essays exploring Pirkei Avos by Yanki Tauber. What a wonderful project! We are proud to be a part of it.

Mrs. Pessy Gansbourg describing her "Passover in a Box" on Brazilian TV. The  box contained all provisions for the Seder...
04/25/2021

Mrs. Pessy Gansbourg describing her "Passover in a Box" on Brazilian TV. The box contained all provisions for the Seder including our Annotated Passover Haggadah with Portuguese translation.

Good Shabbos World! Candle lighting time for April 23, Parshas Achrei-Kedoshim in NYC is 7:26pm, Shabbos ends at 8:29pm....
04/22/2021

Good Shabbos World! Candle lighting time for April 23, Parshas Achrei-Kedoshim in NYC is 7:26pm, Shabbos ends at 8:29pm.

HOLINESS

The seventh section of the Book of Leviticus, Kedoshim, continues the theme of the preceding section. The Jewish people, having been made into “a kingdom of priests and a holy nation” at the Giving of the Torah, must adhere to a specific code of conduct in order to fulfill this role properly. Thus, this section opens as G-d instructs Moses to tell the Jewish people that they must be “holy” (Kedoshim, in Hebrew), i.e., that they must hold themselves to this standard of conduct. (Leviticus 19:1-20:27)

HOW TO BECOME HOLY

G-d instructed Moses to tell the people, “You must sanctify yourselves and be holy.” (Leviticus 20:7)

The Talmudic sages assure us that when we sanctify ourselves even in some small way, G-d helps us become holy in a great way. When we resist the urge to indulge in some material pleasure, we generate an increase of holiness and of positive spiritual energy, which then descends and rests upon us.

This verse, then, can be interpreted as follows: “Sanctify yourself,” i.e., act in some holy way, even if such behavior seems to be beyond your present spiritual level, and you will “be holy”—ultimately you will attain that level of holiness, on account of the great holy energy that you have generated, which will then descend upon you.

—from Daily Wisdom #1 available here > https://store.kehotonline.com/prodinfo.asp?number=ERE-DAIL.PS

Besomin Art by Muchnik Arts

Good Shabbos World! Candle lighting time for April 23, Parshas Achrei-Kedoshim in NYC is 7:26pm, Shabbos ends at 8:29pm.

HOLINESS

The seventh section of the Book of Leviticus, Kedoshim, continues the theme of the preceding section. The Jewish people, having been made into “a kingdom of priests and a holy nation” at the Giving of the Torah, must adhere to a specific code of conduct in order to fulfill this role properly. Thus, this section opens as G-d instructs Moses to tell the Jewish people that they must be “holy” (Kedoshim, in Hebrew), i.e., that they must hold themselves to this standard of conduct. (Leviticus 19:1-20:27)

HOW TO BECOME HOLY

G-d instructed Moses to tell the people, “You must sanctify yourselves and be holy.” (Leviticus 20:7)

The Talmudic sages assure us that when we sanctify ourselves even in some small way, G-d helps us become holy in a great way. When we resist the urge to indulge in some material pleasure, we generate an increase of holiness and of positive spiritual energy, which then descends and rests upon us.

This verse, then, can be interpreted as follows: “Sanctify yourself,” i.e., act in some holy way, even if such behavior seems to be beyond your present spiritual level, and you will “be holy”—ultimately you will attain that level of holiness, on account of the great holy energy that you have generated, which will then descend upon you.

—from Daily Wisdom #1 available here > https://store.kehotonline.com/prodinfo.asp?number=ERE-DAIL.PS

Besomin Art by Muchnik Arts

Take a deep dive into Pirkei Avot with Beyond the Letter of the Law - the must-have Chassidic companions available in En...
04/18/2021
Pirkei Avot-store.kehotonline.com

Take a deep dive into Pirkei Avot with Beyond the Letter of the Law - the must-have Chassidic companions available in English and Hebrew by Yanki Tauber.

60 Essays Based on the Teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson.

In this volume, the reader will find the Rebbe's ideas on freedom of choice, divine providence, absolute and relative truth, good and evil, love, ego and the nature of the physical reality. Explore the Rebbe's views on "religious" issues such as What defines a Jew?, dogmatism and human creativity in Torah, religion and state, the function of the mitzvah, reward and retribution, Moshiach and the World to Come.

In a word, these sixty essays present the reader with a broad cross-section of the Rebbe's unique vision of life through the lens of Torah.

Shop the whole collection >
https://store.kehotonline.com/products.asp?dept=635

A collection of selected commentaries anthologized from the works of the classic commentators and the Chasidic Masters. This beautifully bound leatherette edition is the complete, expanded version of the 5764 condensed publication.

Good Shabbos World! Candle lighting time for April 16, Parshas Tazri'a - Metzora in NYC is 7:18pm, Shabbos ends at 8:21p...
04/16/2021

Good Shabbos World! Candle lighting time for April 16, Parshas Tazri'a - Metzora in NYC is 7:18pm, Shabbos ends at 8:21pm.

Looking at Others Positively

Only a priest was empowered to declare a person, article of clothing, or house afflicted with spiritual leprosy—tzara'at or free of it. (Leviticus 13:55-59)

The Torah specifically requires the priests to judge cases of tzara’at because they are the spiritual heirs of the very first priest, Aaron, who was famous for promoting brotherly love among the Jewish people. Because of their love for their fellow Jews, the priests—while taking care not to bend the law of the Torah in any way—will make absolutely sure that the law indeed requires them to pronounce the sufferer defiled before doing so. And if the priests do have to declare a person defiled, they will do whatever it takes to declare him undefiled at the earliest possible opportunity.

Similarly, when we encounter someone who appears to be afflicted with some negative character trait, we should not rush to reject him. Rather, we should first examine ourselves, in order to determine how well we exemplify the ideals of brotherly love. If we are in any way lacking in this regard, we have no right to pass judgment on others, for it could well be that our perception is skewed by our unrefined feelings.

By learning from Aaron how to love our fellows regardless of their objective behavior, we counteract the cause of our present exile, unwarranted hatred. This will hasten the final, Messianic Redemption.

—from Daily Wisdom #1 > https://store.kehotonline.com/prodinfo.asp?number=ERE-DAIL.PS
Art by Raanan.Art

Good Shabbos World! Candle lighting time for April 16, Parshas Tazri'a - Metzora in NYC is 7:18pm, Shabbos ends at 8:21pm.

Looking at Others Positively

Only a priest was empowered to declare a person, article of clothing, or house afflicted with spiritual leprosy—tzara'at or free of it. (Leviticus 13:55-59)

The Torah specifically requires the priests to judge cases of tzara’at because they are the spiritual heirs of the very first priest, Aaron, who was famous for promoting brotherly love among the Jewish people. Because of their love for their fellow Jews, the priests—while taking care not to bend the law of the Torah in any way—will make absolutely sure that the law indeed requires them to pronounce the sufferer defiled before doing so. And if the priests do have to declare a person defiled, they will do whatever it takes to declare him undefiled at the earliest possible opportunity.

Similarly, when we encounter someone who appears to be afflicted with some negative character trait, we should not rush to reject him. Rather, we should first examine ourselves, in order to determine how well we exemplify the ideals of brotherly love. If we are in any way lacking in this regard, we have no right to pass judgment on others, for it could well be that our perception is skewed by our unrefined feelings.

By learning from Aaron how to love our fellows regardless of their objective behavior, we counteract the cause of our present exile, unwarranted hatred. This will hasten the final, Messianic Redemption.

—from Daily Wisdom #1 > https://store.kehotonline.com/prodinfo.asp?number=ERE-DAIL.PS
Art by Raanan.Art

"One who wishes to be a chasid, should practice the words of Avot (Ethics of the Fathers)." Talmud Now, with the release...
04/15/2021
Pirkei Avot-store.kehotonline.com

"One who wishes to be a chasid, should practice the words of Avot (Ethics of the Fathers)." Talmud

Now, with the release of Pirkei Avot: With a New Commentary, Anthologized from the works of the Classic Commentators and the Chasidic Masters, that daunting task has become that much easier.

Compiled by well-known author and translator Yossi Marcus, and published by the Lubavitch publishing house, Kehot Publication Society, the volume gives the reader a comprehensive and fundamental understanding of Pirkie Avot. Anthologized from hundreds of commentators, classic to obscure, the commentary is crowned with the insights culled from the voluminous works of the Lubavitcher Rebbe and his predecessors.

It's that time of year again! Shop the Pirkei Avos collection >
https://store.kehotonline.com/products.asp?dept=595

A collection of selected commentaries anthologized from the works of the classic commentators and the Chasidic Masters. This beautifully bound leatherette edition is the complete, expanded version of the 5764 condensed publication.

Good Shabbos and Good Yom Tov! Candle lighting time for April 9, Parshas Shemini in NYC is 7:11pm, Shabbos ends at 8:13p...
04/09/2021

Good Shabbos and Good Yom Tov!
Candle lighting time for April 9, Parshas Shemini in NYC is 7:11pm, Shabbos ends at 8:13pm.

When Aaron is Superior to Moses

וַיְהִי בַּיּוֹם הַשְּׁמִינִי קָרָא משֶׁה לְאַהֲרֹן וּלְבָנָיו וּלְזִקְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל
And it was on the eighth day, that Moses summoned Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel.
(Leviticus 9:1)

Due to the limitations of our finite human minds, we cannot attain ultimate Divine consciousness on our own.

G-d therefore revealed Divinity in such a way that we can grasp it, by giving us the Torah. Once this had been accomplished, the next step was to prepare the world to absorb the G-dliness that is inherent in the Torah, for without preparation on our part, Divine revelation cannot be absorbed into our being, and therefore cannot elevate us in any meaningful or lasting way.

G-d gave us the Torah through Moses, but Aaron was the one who made society receptive to G-dliness by inspiring the people to aspire to the spiritual life. It was therefore Aaron who completed the process of Divine revelation begun by Moses. The rites that Moses performed in the Tabernacle’s installation rites did not reveal G-d’s presence; only those that Aaron performed accomplished this.

We all desire to feel G-d’s presence in our lives. In order for this to occur, we must imitate Aaron: “love peace and pursue peace; love your fellow creatures and bring them close to the Torah.”

From Daily Wisdom available here > https://store.kehotonline.com/prodinfo.asp?number=ERE-DAIL.PS

Shlissel Challah & Photo by Orly Hermesh

Good Shabbos and Good Yom Tov!
Candle lighting time for April 9, Parshas Shemini in NYC is 7:11pm, Shabbos ends at 8:13pm.

When Aaron is Superior to Moses

וַיְהִי בַּיּוֹם הַשְּׁמִינִי קָרָא משֶׁה לְאַהֲרֹן וּלְבָנָיו וּלְזִקְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל
And it was on the eighth day, that Moses summoned Aaron and his sons and the elders of Israel.
(Leviticus 9:1)

Due to the limitations of our finite human minds, we cannot attain ultimate Divine consciousness on our own.

G-d therefore revealed Divinity in such a way that we can grasp it, by giving us the Torah. Once this had been accomplished, the next step was to prepare the world to absorb the G-dliness that is inherent in the Torah, for without preparation on our part, Divine revelation cannot be absorbed into our being, and therefore cannot elevate us in any meaningful or lasting way.

G-d gave us the Torah through Moses, but Aaron was the one who made society receptive to G-dliness by inspiring the people to aspire to the spiritual life. It was therefore Aaron who completed the process of Divine revelation begun by Moses. The rites that Moses performed in the Tabernacle’s installation rites did not reveal G-d’s presence; only those that Aaron performed accomplished this.

We all desire to feel G-d’s presence in our lives. In order for this to occur, we must imitate Aaron: “love peace and pursue peace; love your fellow creatures and bring them close to the Torah.”

From Daily Wisdom available here > https://store.kehotonline.com/prodinfo.asp?number=ERE-DAIL.PS

Shlissel Challah & Photo by Orly Hermesh

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Your books are well written by the authors that you have. since I am a former education major I see how well the books are written.
Is is possible to make an order and to have the book sent from E. Israel (where I live)?
Nice hearing some different things
How much does it cost to sponsor the newly discovered Sefer by Mittler Rebbe? Also, how much are page dedications?
שנה טובה, ו'מתוקה כתיבה וחתימה טובה
Am Ever Glad To Have
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Anyone want to order TO TORONTO? LET ME KNOW....I can pick up and deliver for small fee