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Only through prayer and through our connection to the past do we have the power to overcome the challenges of the present. When you are stuck in a pit overwhelmed by difficulties, you cannot solve the problem alone.
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Many protective measures and defensive strategies have been posited over the ages to shield us from harm. The Torah’s approach is that the best defense is offense – wise offense.
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Become a giver, instead of a taker, and you will find the courage to be yourself, to finally allow your unique voice to play its own music.
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In Parshat Bamidbar what power did Sinai have that united the people when they “camped opposite the mountain”? Total fusion of matter & spirit; body & soul.
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The Book of Numbers (Bamidbar) and the overall 10 censuses are devoted to the absolute value of counting: the indispensability & worth of each human being.
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An email exchange between Rabbi Jacobson and the mother of a bi-polar son illuminates the concept of special children and their unique strengths.
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Being loved by family and friends is a valuable source of comfort and support, but true security can only be found in love which stems from the Divine.
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A soul burning with fiery passion is an incredible asset, but lack of self-control coupled with the pursuit of selfish desires lead to disaster.
Look with selfish eyes and you see selfishness all around you. Peer with selfless eyes and you see selflessness all around you.
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A great miracle happened on this Shabbat a few days preceding the Egyptian Exodus. There are various opinions as to the nature of this great miracle.