The biggest splits may sometimes create the deepest unities.
The free nation finds it difficult to leave its past behind. The people are being chased by their demons. It isn’t easy opening up when one was closed tight for so long. The sea splits, breaking open the divine possibilities and drowning the nightmare. Free for real, the people break into song and dance. A thirsty people inspire rock to turn into water; hungry people demand bread from heaven – manna – and their wails are answered by quails. On Shabbat one does gather sustenance; on Shabbat one connects with the Source of all sustenance. As the people discover, freedom is not the absence of foes; freedom is the ability to vanquish them.
All This Talk About Man
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Between a Rock and a Hard Place
When confronted with a challenge, the best approach to overcome it is to keep moving forward.Read More
Are You Sure?
Discover solutions to indecisiveness. There is no greater gift than certainty: The absolute conviction of knowing that you are precious and indispensable.Read More
What to Do When You’re Stuck: Four Wrong Approaches and the Fifth Correct One
In this week’s Torah Portion, Beshalach, we encounter one of those most famous stories of the Bible, one that is told over and over again to the glee of children and to the fascination of adults: G-d splits the sea for the Jewish people to cross safely and finally escape the Egyptians, once and for all.Read More
An Unknown Word that Carries the Secret to Everything
Discover the word and the letter that contains the secret to all success, growth, relationships, intimacy and… eternity itself.Read More
How Crazy Are You?
Learn what happens when we access the true nature of our psyches. Discover the secret of madness, and the mystery of our innermost souls.Read More
Learning Jewish law is a process. Read carefully and correctly so as not to be hasty in judging others.Read More
Agricultural Man: Shavuot and Wheat
Each holiday marks the soul’s growth from a tiny seed to a sprouting shoot to a bountiful harvest.Read More
The Amphibian Soul
Just as a fish lives submerged within the environment that sustains it, we must also immerse ourselves in the truth of our existence.Read More