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A Broken Heart Can Be the Highest Place

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 04.04.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

Our sages teach that embarrassment at our past deeds, a sense of shame and resulting humility, comes from being deeply aware that we are in the presence of God. It is precisely because we feel that we messed up and can do better, that we can merit elevating our lives.

Public Faces, Private Lives: A 13-Year-Old Boy's Wisdom

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 02.11.2012 | Religion
Randy Susan Meyers

At bar mitzvah age, a boy is supposed to become a young man, with moral awareness and sensitivity, able to take responsibility for his actions. Which brings me to my young cousin.