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Wounding Words: The Dangers of Gossip

Rabbi Melissa Buyer | Posted 07.24.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Melissa Buyer

We all know how hard it is to refrain from gossip, particularly in moments of anger, pain, frustration or exhaustion. But our Torah reading reminds us that we need to be vigilant in monitoring our own speech and helping others do the same.

Curb Your Appetite: Numbers 8:1-12:16

Rabbi Sid Schwarz | Posted 08.05.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Sid Schwarz

We need to approach the act of eating in a way far more mindful than is currently the case. In this week's biblical portion, Beha'alotcha, we have perhaps the archetypical biblical story of what consumption looks like without mindfulness.