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Physical & spiritual pleasures: In Parshat Balak the Jews faced the plague of Pe’or – they encountered the cosmic digestive system & the energy of waste.
The example of Abraham’s circumcision demonstrates, a mitzvah extends far beyond its momentary act of fulfilling the divine will.
Weekly Op-Ed •October 12th, 2007• 0 Comments
The third installment in the series ‘Letters to My Child.’ After the busyness of the Hebrew month Tishrei we are given a final day to say goodbye.
Weekly Op-Ed • 9 Comments
The innate purity within children and their effortless connection to the Divine is examined, despite popular scientific theories and thought to the contrary.
Weekly Op-Ed •May 6th, 2006• 1 Comment
Spirituality in and of itself is not enough to satiate the Jewish soul, which seeks a unity with G-d that transcends a mere servant-master relationship.
Weekly Op-Ed •April 22nd, 2006• 9 Comments
Nothing can console those who have lost a loved one. The only thing keeping them whole is a connection something greater than death and life, G-d.
Weekly Op-Ed •April 1st, 2006• 1 Comment
Based on the insight of the Alter Rebbe and the Rebbe Rashab, the concept of a true tzaddik is explored in the context of the nature of this world.
Questions & Answers •Weekly Op-Ed •April 7th, 2005• 25 Comments
Understanding the apparent abundance of violence and anger in the Torah requires one to gain deeper insight into its literal and symbolic dimensions.
Weekly Op-Ed •June 3rd, 2004• 11 Comments
Parshat Behaalotcho discusses kindling the menorah that the flames rise on their own: recognizing G-d in our own lives by saying “im yirtzeh Hashem”.
Weekly Op-Ed •July 3rd, 2003• 6 Comments
In Parshat Korach we learn that Atzilut never can be unplugged. Our challenge is to recognize & acknowledge the connection and then reveal it & act on it.