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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:00:00 ESTPleasure, you would think, should be a very simple thing. It is, but only if you stop to think.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:00:00 ESTThere is a desire that lies at the very core of all being. That desire chose you.
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 12:00:00 ESTYour soul came into this world to shop. Heaven is one big party, and you’d better arrive dressed in style. Don’t take my word on this. Take the Mishnah. It compares our world to a kind of powder room, where you fancy yourself up before walking into the grand party hall. Then there's the Zohar. The Zohar describes the wardrobe you'll need to assemble before walking into the grand party upstairs. Depends on what sort of seating you want there. Lower level, basics are good. Higher level requires some haute couture. But the real question is: What’s it really all about—the party or the shopping? Do we get the gear so we can go to the party, or is the party just an excuse to get all decked out? Obviously, the answer is #2. Why? Here goes: Zapped In Heaven First off: What’s the point behind all this gear? Why can’t you just come as you are? The point is that the party takes place in a
Sun, 05 Mar 2017 12:00:00 ESTHistory works in strange, upside-down ways. Especially lately.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:00:00 ESTFor more than a month, dozens of bomb threats have been called into JCCs and other Jewish institutions around the country. We’ve witnessed the overturning of tombstones in Jewish cemeteries along with other anti-Semitic acts and threats. It’s always good for parents and their kids to sit down for a discussion of the events of the day; here are some points to cover. 1. Discuss the primary goal of terrorism: To instill fear. A.k.a. psychological warfare. Just one goal: Create an atmosphere of dread, panic and fright. Achieve that and they’ve won. Which means that if you aren’t dreading, panicking and frightened, you’ve won. Which is what you are planning to do. You are planning to demonstrate that Jews don’t get up and run every time some anti-Semite says “boo.” You’re going to continue life normally, to act as if the people who are making those calls don’t exist (other than the slight inconvenience of evacua
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:00:00 ESTThink of yourself. As far as you are concerned, if you are gone, everything is gone. And the same applies for every other person on this planet.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:00:00 ESTDo you believe someone can be in a relationship with a person who has differing religious beliefs or even no beliefs at all?
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:00:00 ESTWisdom never shattered. Within the original conception of this universe, within it's design and its destiny, within that intense thought that exploded into the innumerable fragments that comprise our world, deep within was a seed, and within that seed lay the power of all that could ever be, the power of the infinite. We call that seed chochmah, translated as wisdom. The Kabbalists call it "the power of what is." Wisdom Discovering Itself The outer shell of that seed crumbled and fell. It’s innumerable fragments became the principles and patterns of the universe—the wisdom of what is and what could be. But the inner light of that seed remained whole and pure. It is the wisdom of what should be. It is the wisdom of tikun. It is the voice that Moses heard at Sinai. The outer wisdom is the wisdom of how things work. And so, it cannot change anyth
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 12:00:00 ESTBy the seventh generation of Chabad, the walls separating the Jew from the rest of the world had all come tumbling down.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:00:00 ESTWe dwell within a living work of art, perhaps a symphony, or perhaps a dance, of uncountable parts. If we look with open eyes, we will discover the signature of an unknowable Creator within the knowable patterns of nature.