Some people see what the world shows them. The blessed ones see what the world conceals.
Blessings and curses can be equated with vision and blindness; opening one’s eyes is the former, closing them is the latter. When we enter the Land we must build a Temple, a pure sanctuary where the Holy Presence is most at home. There we come to come close. False visionaries – read: true blindness – must be destroyed, as must fake gods. Kosher is assigned. The Mitzvoth, connections, of tithing, dedicating, giving, and supporting are locked in, as are the sabbatical year and the three holy pilgrimage festivals, Passover, Shavuot, and Sukkot.
This week you are given the power to become a visionary. The first step is to believe in yourself and in your soul’s capacity. The second step is to work on it – to establish regimens in your daily schedule that allow your visionary soul to emerge, to allow it to rear its head and breathe…Read More
Our Secret Asset
Every moment of time is an opportunity. We are now about to enter a most powerful time of the year: The Hebrew month of Elul. A month which signifies love.Read More
Is Love About Taking or Giving?
Learn the counter-intuitive truth about love: The more you take the less you get. The more you give the more you get. The less you focus on yourself, the more yourself you become.Read More
Love is in the Air: Elul in Jerusalem
Learn how the Hebrew month of Elul teaches us how to start anew and open up a new chapter of love in our lives.Read More
Re’eh: Our Secret Asset
Each day, week and month is defined by its unique energy. By appreciating the personality of each time segment, time becomes our greatest asset; a silent but powerful partner in life’s journey.Read More
Re’eh: The Kabbalah of Duality
Part II of the series asks important questions about how we reconcile faith and modernity and discusses how spirituality is relevant in contemporary times..Read More
Reeh: Israel Oh Israel
In the face of war, what lessons can be learned from the speech of Iran’s Ahmadinejad delivered last September before the General Assembly of the UN?Read More
This week’s Torah portion deals with blessings and curses. In the face of world tragedies, how does the Torah explain the reconciliation of both?Read More
Re’eh: From Jerusalem to New York – Diary
Written from New York, this reflective personal story captures Jerusalem in all its complexity: A city laden with history and ‘quintessential realities’.Read More
The Times of Our Lives
To the physicist it is the fourth dimension, to the mystic it is the first creation. To most of us, time is simply a faceless tyrant, an abstract dimension.Read More