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Remembering The Holocaust, Turning To Kindness

Rabbi Michael Bernstein | Posted 06.08.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Bernstein

The Holocaust was brought about by the opposite of hesed, by malice and treatment of human beings with clinical cruelty for the purpose of demeaning, debasing and destroying. How do we face such a legacy?

Laugh And Be Strong!

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 08.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

Kabbalah's Tree of Life consists of 10 energy centers that are emanations of divine energy. Each one, called a sefirah, has many associations and qualities.

My Pool Heroes

Rabbi Haviva Ner-David | Posted 06.30.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Haviva Ner-David

Although for me swimming is a solitary experience, a meditation, the people I have met at the various pools over the years and whose names I often don't even know have also helped me deal with my condition. I am certain they don't know it.

Beyond Chesed And Gevurah: Tiferet

Reb Ezra Weinberg | Posted 06.27.2012 | Religion
Reb Ezra Weinberg

We can think in black and white and know that it serves us well and yet still allow room for awareness that the prism of possibility is larger that we intuit.

Foundations Of Strength: A Poem For The 13th Day Of The Omer

Rabbi Yael Levy | Posted 06.20.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Yael Levy

Let's call each other into places/Where roots grow and life takes form/So each of us,/And all of us together/Can rise in love/And blossom in strength.

The Secret Of Inter-Inclusion: A Torah For All Of Sefirat HaOmer

Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman | Posted 06.18.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Avraham Arieh Trugman

Having told us that Isaac is Abraham's son, why does the verse go on to state that Abraham gave birth to Isaac? The Sages have taught us that such a redundancy in the Torah must come to teach us something we might not have realized or understood without it.

Gevurah: The Center Of All Possible Feelings

Rabbi Ted Falcon | Posted 06.15.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Ted Falcon

Gevurah, which means strength, encourages us to attend not only to the forms of our feelings, but also to the universal energy that all feelings contain.