A gift from G-d, your body is a vehicle for your soul. Thus, while one must exercise the body, one should never worship it.
Does the Torah put more emphasis on a healthy soul than it does a healthy body? Can one be healthy while the other isn’t? Why are so many doctors Jewish? Does medicine come from G-d? It definitely seems like the Torah puts more emphasis on jogging one’s memory than it does on jogging period. Maybe it’s because we are created in the Divine image, and we don’t want to Photoshop that image by editing it too much? Does prayer have medicinal properties?
We should be striving to a psychology imbued with the confidence in the resilience and fortitude of the soul, and one that follows a higher moral calling.Read More
Over two centuries ago Rabbi Schneur Zalman presented us with an invaluable model of life that can be appreciated now more than ever. Freud and his colleagues may be the fathers of psychology today. But the Alter Rebbe is the true father of the psychology of tomorrow.Read More
Our calling is to marginalize (and possibly eliminate) so-called “religious” behavior that feeds the stereotype of close-minded, unevolved and condescending religiosity. And more importantly, reintroduce the alternative – faith and religion that allows man to actualize and shine in his full glory.Read More