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Baal Shem Tov

Three Vital Lessons From Super Bowl XLIX

Rabbi Pinchas Allouche | Posted 04.05.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Pinchas Allouche

Whether or not, you are a fan of the game, the shocking ending of Sunday's Super Bowl offers a refreshing outlook on life.

There Are No Answers, Only Responses: The Jewish Approach to Dealing With Tragedy

Sara Esther Crispe | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion
Sara Esther Crispe

If we are breathing, it is an opportunity to help another, to do an act of kindness, to make a difference.

In The Gray Zone

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 11.28.2012 | Religion
Judy Bolton-Fasman

How do you explain the High Holidays to kids without scaring the living daylights out of them? Just the images alone send me into black hibernation. No light, no consciousness. Let God add and erase names in the Book of Life without my awareness.

Calling Out To Our True Selves: A Hasidic Meditation On The Mitzvah Of Shofar

Eitan Press | Posted 11.05.2012 | Religion
Eitan Press

The Baal Shem Tov taught that the sound of the Shofar is the sound of the Prince crying out to his father the King. It is the sound of our yearning to return to the Source of our true selves.

Urban Mystic: Finding Holy Sparks In The City

Shelly R. Fredman | Posted 08.23.2011 | Religion
Shelly R. Fredman

For much of my life I gazed upon the world through the windshield of a suburban car. I was no mystic. Then, I moved with my family to New York City and the veils fell away.