About the Author


Nir Menussi

Nir Menussi is an author, public speaker and teacher. He has written and edited several books on Kabbalah and Hassidut, and lectures widely in Israel and abroad. His work is characterized by its unique combination of scholarly knowledge, psychological depth, and clear, lucid explanations. He lives with his family in Israel.


Dreaming Outside the Box

Listen to article At the end of the previous parsha and the beginning of ours, the moniker given...

Awakening Teshuvah

Listen to article Teshuvah (literally "return," but often mistranslated as...

The Secret of Jewish Progress

Listen to article “The king is dead, long live the king!” This well-known cry is...

Marrying Rachel, Waking Up with Leah

The French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre famously said, “Hell is other people.” Sartre...

The Art of Antifragility

Which would you rather be: a delicate candle or a strong bonfire? According to the philosopher...

Love Out of Marriage?

Frank Sinatra, the famous American singer, crooned that “love and marriage go together like...

The Divine Tragicomedy

In the book Hayom Yom, a selection of Chassidic sayings compiled by the Lubavitcher Rebbe, we find...

A Global Nation

Judaism as a religion is inseparable from Jewish nationhood. The very word “Jewish”...

The Will to Disbelieve

According to the Midrash (Bereshit Rabba 38:6), the Tower of Babel was built for purely practical...

The Wheel and the Arrow

The opening verse of the Torah is so well-known, so much a part of our culture, that we often fail...

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