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Summer & Judaism's Advice on How to Make the Best of It

Rabbi Pinchas Allouche | Posted 09.14.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Pinchas Allouche

The "Jewish summer" encourages us to rid ourselves of the fantasy that life's blessings, such as peace and happiness, can be found outside. We ought to re-focus on who we truly are, and what our personal mission statements ought to be.

Simultaneous Joy And Pain: The Wisdom Of The Counting Of The Omer

Rabbi Wendi Geffen | Posted 06.08.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Wendi Geffen

Will we view life as some sort of diminishing, increasingly limiting count down to the end, or will we see life as opening to an unending fount of opportunity, hope and joy? The Omer tradition, linking Passover to Shavuot, gives us the answer.

The Omer: Counting Our Days

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 06.23.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

The tension of being physical creatures reflecting a Divine image, of living in the present while aspiring toward the future, provides Jewish living with its energy and its hope.

Do-overs: Netzach Means Learning From Mistakes

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 06.11.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

What can we learn from the fact that Moses put the broken tablets into the Ark along with the new tablets? We move on from our mistakes, but we also take the lessons along with us.

Count The Omer With HuffPost: 49 Days Of Spiritual Reflection And Growth

Posted 04.17.2012 | Religion

Out of the depths of slavery in Egypt, the Jewish people rose to receive the Torah at Mount Sinai. Beginning on the second night of Passover, when the...

Legerdemath: Tricks of the Banking Trade

Omer Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Omer Rosen

I'd just turned 20 when I began a three-year stint on Citigroup's corporate-derivatives team. I had no work experience to speak of. As my boss said after my interview, I was "f***ing unpolished."