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Michelangelo once said, “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”
The essence of every Jew is a beautiful perfect soul. It is unmarred by ego, immaturity, insecurity, obsession, or any other form of human weakness. This beautiful soul, more pristine than the angel in …

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Vaetchana: Recovering from Grief

July 30, 2017 – 12:42 pm | Comments Off on Vaetchana: Recovering from Grief3,192 views
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When Grief Debilitates
This Shabbat is all about comfort. After commemorating the destruction of both Jewish Temples this Tuesday, we are in a state of grief and in significant need of comfort. Yet the question is how does one find comfort after such immense grief? If we find it difficult to …

Shmini: What to Say on a Shiva Visit

April 19, 2017 – 4:10 pm | Comments Off on Shmini: What to Say on a Shiva Visit2,471 views
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Awkward
A Shiva visit can be awkward. Should you sit quietly or say something wise, should you offer to help or just offer a comforting hug? Most people don’t know what to do and devise creative solutions. Some give the mourner a quiet hug and a grave sigh before retreating to …

Shmini: on Grieving and Joy

April 2, 2006 – 9:02 pm | Comments Off on Shmini: on Grieving and Joy2,601 views
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An Ecstatic but Trying Moment
This Parsha describes a moment of glory for the children of Israel. They had been forgiven for their sin (the golden calf) and as a consolation prize G-d commanded them to build a tabernacle, a dwelling place for the Divine.

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