ESSAYS| 2020

ESSAYSss| Creative 2020

The World Around Us through the Lens of Chassidus

Fraida Raskin

Creative 2020 / Finalists

The word for glasses in Hebrew is (משקפיים) Mishkafayim.  This shares a root with the word in Hebrew for outlook or perspective, (השקפה) Hashkafa.  Hashkafa also refers to our worldview and guiding philosophy. It is a perspective and outlook on life that works in conjunction with Halacha, the laws and commandments derived from Torah that

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What is Within

Naomi Deitsch

Creative 2020 / Finalists

כי קרוב אליך הדבר מאד בפיך ובלבבך לעשותו Because it is very close to you in your mouth and in your heart to observe it… This pasuk is in Devarim (chapter 30, pussuk 14). Moshe is speaking to Bnei Yisroel, and he tells them to observe the Mitzvos. The Alter rebbe quotes the pasuk קרוב

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