Judaism has always been a culture focused on learning. So it is not surprising that the Sages had many thoughts on education.
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For the Jewish people, the strength and wisdom to arise victorious will have to come from where it has always come -- from the light, inspiration and power of our holy Torah.
The road to wholeness after Irene for some was quick and for others longer. Some are still travelers on that journey. The message of the shofar can help remind us not to lose hope along that path.
Consciousness -- awareness, intentionality and self-knowledge -- has become a rich source of scientific inquiry. Interestingly, these ideas also have deep resonance with teachings found within Jewish tradition.
One of my favorite Passover rituals is the reading in synagogue of the biblical book the Song of Songs. Its images evoke spring and are perfect for this season of rebirth.
We always walk a fine line when we try to create our self-image and examine our own actions. Is there a more effective way to help us accept our human failings and be motivated to improve?
If God had wanted to establish a religion at Sinai, there would have been no need for a kingdom or nation. The Torah aims at far more than collective belief or individual enlightenment.
I sat down with Rabbi S and Rabbi M at the kosher pizza place on Ben Yehuda Street in Jerusalem to talk about the recent controversial conversion bill in Israel.
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