Headlines »

June 23, 2024 – 12:05 am | Comments Off on G-d Is Knocking, Answer the Call13 views

Moses appointed twelve emissaries to scout out the Holy Land and return with a report. The representative for the tribe of Ephraim was Moses’ primary disciple, Joshua. Until this time, the lad’s name was Oshua. But Moses added a letter to his name and called him Joshua.
Rashi, the famed eleventh …

Read the full story »
Parsha Insights

Where Biblical law and Torah tale is brought vividly to life

Concepts

The Jewish perspective on topical and controversial subjects

Life Cycle

Probing for meaning in our journey and its milestones.

Yearly Cycle

Discover depth and mystique in the annual Jewish festivals

Rabbi’s Desk

Seeking life’s lessons in news items and current events

Home » Archive by Tags

Articles tagged with: potential

Lech Lecha: Anything You Want To Be

October 6, 2021 – 8:17 pm | Comments Off on Lech Lecha: Anything You Want To Be957 views
anything-you-want-to-be-innerstream.ca

“Anything you want to be,” is a phrase parents often say to their children. You don’t need to accept any limitations; they are all artificial. If you put your mind to it, you can be anything you want to be.
Sometimes children misunderstand and think that they can snap their fingers …

Toldot: Tapping Our Potential

November 13, 2009 – 5:15 pm | Comments Off on Toldot: Tapping Our Potential2,764 views
tapping our potential - innerstream

Double Deceit
Jacob was cooking soup and his older brother wanted a bowl. Jacob offered the soup in return for Esau’s first born ritual rites. Esau didn’t hesitate; he happily surrendered his rites for a bowl of soup.

Tweet

Simchat Torah: The Dancing Souls

October 8, 2009 – 2:53 am | Comments Off on Simchat Torah: The Dancing Souls4,312 views
dancing souls - innerstream

Saved By The Dance
It was a cold autumn day; the skies covered with the perpetual cloud of ash that hovered daily over Auschwitz. A group of fifty young Yeshiva students were herded into the gas chambers, ostensibly for a cold shower. This was well enough into the history of Auschwitz …

Simchat Torah: Circular Logic

September 11, 2006 – 10:05 pm | Comments Off on Simchat Torah: Circular Logic2,858 views
circular logic - innerstream

Two Types
There are two types of people; the first sees tragedy, the other sees opportunity.
If their homes go up in flames, the first would reflect on the beautiful home that was, the second would contemplate the even more beautiful home that can soon be.

Tweet

Yitro- Each to his own Level

February 10, 2006 – 7:46 pm | Comments Off on Yitro- Each to his own Level3,220 views
each to his own level - innerstream

Deputizing the Students
In this week’s Parsha we read that Moses descended from Mt Sinai and began to teach G-d’s Torah to the Masses. As Moses sat from morning to evening long queues of query laden students  formed up and snaked around his tent for miles. Each sought an answer, each …

Chanukah: You Can Make A Difference

December 25, 2005 – 2:38 am | Comments Off on Chanukah: You Can Make A Difference3,036 views
you can make a difference - innerstream

Dedication
Chanukah is a holiday that means many things to many people. To some its potato latkes (pancakes) and dreidels; to others its candles and lights. But, in truth, the word Chanukah simply means dedication.

Tweet

Toldot: What Is In A Name?

December 4, 2005 – 2:52 am | Comments Off on Toldot: What Is In A Name?2,455 views
what is in a name - innerstream

 
Jacob and Esau – Twin Brothers
We are told that Esau, the older brother, physically mature at birth. The Hebrew name Esav means ‘finished’, or complete, indicating that he completed his growth process. Jacob, the second son, emerged in hot pursuit with his tiny hand tightly clasping his brother’s heel. The …