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February 24, 2024 – 9:34 pm | Comments Off on The Real You Is Perfect58 views

Perfection is not part of the human experience; in fact, perfectionism is usually unhealthy, but perfection is part of the Divine experience. And here is the surprising truth. At your very core, in your most essential state of being, you are a sliver of the Divine. This means that the …

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K’doshim: The Manual

May 5, 2019 – 9:15 pm | Comments Off on K’doshim: The Manual1,791 views

The manual for G-d’s creation is the Torah. Just like a manual outlines all the safe and unsafe practices for an appliance, so does the Torah lay out all the proper practices for life.  Just as a manual explains the use of every feature of the appliance, so does the …

Post Shavuot: The Printing Press

May 2, 2016 – 5:20 pm | Comments Off on Post Shavuot: The Printing Press2,974 views

The classic New Year resolution to lose weight is practiced assiduously during the first week. The classic Rosh Hashanah commitment to increase in a particular Mitzvah is also practiced assiduously during the first few days. After the first week or so, life gets in the way and we begin to …

Vayigash: A Recipe for Life

December 28, 2008 – 3:08 am | Comments Off on Vayigash: A Recipe for Life2,587 views
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I can’t tell you how many times I have been frustrated by petty incidents such as getting caught in traffic or at red lights. These delays frustrate me to no end. I can’t stop thinking of the appointments I will miss or the things I will have to reschedule. The …

Chukat Balak: Divine Providence

July 2, 2006 – 2:41 am | Comments Off on Chukat Balak: Divine Providence2,667 views
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Mother Nature
Before the birth of our youngest son, my wife and I engaged the nurses in discussion about labor and delivery. When they kept repeating the phrase, “Mother Nature knows best,” I was tempted to ask, “Who is this mother you call nature, do you mean G-d?” I wondered how …

Miketz : Divine Providence

December 10, 2004 – 6:29 pm | Comments Off on Miketz : Divine Providence2,742 views
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The Jewish quarter in the northern Israeli City, Tzefas, was subjected to a five-month siege during the 1947 war for independence. When the siege lifted venerated rabbis in the community, renown for their piety and sharp wit, had this to say.