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The Pursuit Of Joy

Happiness is not the central value of the Torah. Occurring ten times more is the word "simcha," JOY

Found Chizuk

Be happy. Be grateful. God knows what he is doing. It is all happening for a reason.

Learning From My Experience

We get so busy living our lives, handling our day-to-day little crises that we forget to go that one step deeper and appreciate our lives.

To The Third And Fourth Generations

If we parents fail to honor responsibilities then society’s children will pay the price for our sins

A Tangled Tefillin Tale

Before divulging the reason for her call, she took quite a while to retrace the circuitous route that had led her to me.

The Hope And Promise Of Prophecy

Moshe wasn't the last of the prophets. How would Israel discern his true successors from the false?

The Yale Five (III)

The Yale 5 were treated liked pariahs by their fellow Jewish students; their beliefs rejected

The Cycle Of Life-Love Transcends All Boundaries

Upon awakening, I noticed several messages on my phone wishing me “mazal tov” on the arrival of a little maidel.

Greatness Is Humility

Three moments, sharing the same message, made a deep impression on me: Greatness is humility.

An Amen Party In South Africa

It is very exciting because the women are answering amen because it is a mitzvah, because it is agreeing with the statement that Hashem creates all our food for us...

The Poet And Mystic Vs. The Philosopher

Amongst the greatest disagreements in Judaism is the understanding of the 1st of the 10 Commandments

Lost And Found

Snow in Jerusalem! For many New Englanders like me, snow pulls at our nostalgic heartstrings like nothing else can.

8:30 a.m.

We realize how much we miss something only after it's gone.

The Prophets’ Influence

"When a king dies his power ends; when a prophet dies his influence begins" & their words echo today

The Yale Five (II)

Since the students knew the housing rules in advance they should not have picked Yale hoping for an exception in their instance.

An Amen Party In South Africa

Quite different from computers or a secretarial work which are much more in demand, the need for a sports or exercise teacher was obviously not very high, and as much as Sharon looked for work, she remained unemployed.

The Lighting Of Candles

Sharing influence is like lighting a candle with another: it doesn't mean having less; you have more

Master Maestro

Yesterday was another heartening day, one that provided me with yet another unexpected, but much-needed boost to my mood and self-esteem.

Eternally Linked

Suddenly, the pilot's voice could be heard. He explained that this was a special day for those passengers on board who lived in Israel.

Dwelling Alone And Beating The Odds

All agree that Jews ARE different. How? Why? The Bible's answer is surprising and profound.

The Need For Chukkim

Of Chukkim “Satan and the nations of the world made fun.” They may appear irrational & superstitious

The Right Person, Place And Time

I realized from this story that I was sent as a messenger from above. Hashem has many helpers in this world to help do his work.

True Conflict Resolution

Heaven answered Moshe dramatically. He was proved right. End of revolt. End of story- Not at all...

We’re Going Home

I had imagined it was my mother who would probably miss us the most. But what do we really know about what is happening?

Praying For Another

Miraculously, the baby came out without a scratch, though some glass shards had to be brushed off his hat.

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