Weekly Op-Ed •June 24th, 2006• 6 Comments
Learning Samech Vav while doing jury duty: Living a spiritual life in a material world means engaging and transforming life not just avoidance & insulation.
Weekly Op-Ed •May 13th, 2006• 1 Comment
The Hebrew calendar’s technical and spiritual dimensions are analyzed with respect to the counting of the Omer period between Passover and Shavuot.
Weekly Op-Ed •April 29th, 2006• 0 Comments
The world increasingly witnesses a union of form and function and spirit and matter. This concept is examined through the lens of kabbalah and Chassidus.
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.
Weekly Op-Ed •January 14th, 2006• 2 Comments
Inspiration alone is not enough, but when it is combined with effort and exertion, one can burst through his constraints and the world will open up for him.
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We each have the responsibility to inspire our own soul and the soul of others, to breathe life into our own experiences and into the lives of others.
Weekly Op-Ed •December 10th, 2005• 0 Comments
Jacob’s descent to Charan and subsequent struggles in Laban’s household represent our own difficulties in this world, and indicate the necessity of bringing light to the darkest places.
Weekly Op-Ed •December 3rd, 2005• 0 Comments
Who fully grasps a concept, one who immediately comprehends it, or one who must struggle to understand it? Part five of Samech Vov discusses this question, and examines the value of human exertion.
Weekly Op-Ed •Stories •November 26th, 2005• 12 Comments
Man can transcend seemingly permanent scars or wounds – both physical and psychological – and access the inner recesses of his soul.
Weekly Op-Ed •November 19th, 2005• 5 Comments
This world often conveys the message that everyone is damaged at the core. Part four of Samech Vov discusses the essence of the soul and how each one is, in fact, at perfect peace.