About the Author


Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis

Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis was the founder and president of Hineni, and a lecturer, radio and television personality, newspaper columnist, and author of "Jewish Soul On Fire" (Wm. Morrow), "The Committed Life," "The Committed Marriage" (HarperCollins) and "Life Is A Test" (Mesorah/Art Scroll).


Measure Your Worth

Sometimes we wonder whether such puny individuals as ourselves can make an impact on world events,...

Moses: Putting Himself On the Line

Now you shall command the Children of Israel that they shall take for you pure olive oil, pressed,...

A Solution to Every Problem

Our Sages teach us that at Mount Sinai we attained such majestic heights that, if not for the sin...

Good Is Not Good Enough

"And these are the ordinances that you shall place before them" (Exodus 21:1). This...

The Art of Listening

Revelation at Sinai, the greatest moment in the annals of mankind, is recorded in this parashah....

The Song of Faith

Converting despair into hope.

Exodus: Elevating Yourself and Others

At the beginning of the parashah, we are told that one of God's goals for the Exodus from Egypt...

Comfort and Consolation

God spoke to Moses and Aaron and commanded them regarding the children of Israel.... (Exodus...

Quality of a Great Jewish Leader

... Joseph died, and all his brothers and that entire generation. The Children of Israel were...

An Eternal Blessing

In this parashah, Jacob, on his deathbed, blesses all his children, assigns them their unique...

Positive Criticism and What It Means to Be a Jew

This parashah is perhaps the most emotional parashah in the Torah. After 22 years of separation,...

Joseph's Brothers and the Art of Repentance

It starts with taking responsibility for your own actions.

Hatred and Peace

In this week's parashah, we read the story of Joseph's betrayal by his brothers. This is one of...

Formula for Survival

Jacob’s message for Jews today living in exile.

Recognizing the Truth

In this week's parashah we discover how we might best develop our spiritual potential and find...

Nature or Nurture: It's All In Our Hands

In Parashas Toldos, we find that when Esau was born, he emerged from the womb red in...

Jewish Character Traits

How Abraham’s acts of kindness teach us practical lessons for life.

Abraham’s Tests

In this week’s Torah portion, the history of the Jewish people commences. Until now, in the...

Ark Rehab

The parashah tells us: "These are the generations of Noah. Noah was a man, righteous and pure...

The Power of Words

The significance and holiness of words and speech.

The Sound of Heaven

On Rosh Hashanah, the shofar reminds us of a higher calling.

When the Tests are Miracles

Divine Providence or coincidence? The choice – and challenge – is yours.

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