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What Are Your Priorities?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST

Here's why an inflexible list of goals or priorities that doesn’t accommodate change, leaves you lacking.



When G-d Needs You

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST

Dear Readers, Do you ever feel alone, even though you are surrounded by other people? You may have different values from those around you. You may feel like an outsider. And that’s just when you may be presented with a challenge: an opportunity to get recognition, a means to get ahead in life, a prospect that will make your life so much easier. The catch? Taking that path will not be true to who you are. A part of you insists, who cares? Why make your situation so difficult? It’s not as if your life has ever been a bed of roses. You’ve been inundated with adversities. Here’s your big break! And who will know? Why stubbornly remain so forlorn because of your unrealistic ideals? Joseph is presented with this question. He had experienced a harsh life; he was reviled by his brothers, sold into slavery, a stranger in a strange land. Finally, just as fate was beginning to smile—and he had secured an important position—the



Enough of This Not-Enoughness

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST

We are constantly assaulted with the message: "You are not enough.” When are "not enough" messages positive and empowering, and when do they become paralyzing?



Cuddling Indoors

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:00:00 EST

Dear Readers, As the seasons change, our daylight hours become increasingly shorter, and the nights, coldness and darkness become longer and more intense. This week, we usher in the Jewish month of Kislev. Now is the time when we especially appreciate cuddling indoors by the glow of a fire, sipping a steaming drink, surrounded by friends or family. As the blackness lingers outdoors, we need to create greater brightness within; the power of each and every light becomes more appreciated. In this month of Kislev, we celebrate the victory and power of lights. The holiday of Chanukah commemorates the victory of the lone light of the Jewish people against the overwhelming darkness and misery from the Greeks around us. While the Greeks subjugated and persecuted us, a brave band of Jews stood up to them, and, against all odds, won. Our miraculous military victory was echoed by



Being Religious is Not a Quick Fix

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 12:00:00 EST

Here's a confession. Torah observant Jews have questions. They can have crisis of faith, moments of feeling isolated and abandoned by G d.



How to Thrive Despite Adversity - Parshat Chayei-Sarah

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:00:00 EST

Do we justify our failings by laying the blame on our circumstances? Our matriarch, Rivka, teaches how to thrive despite adversity.



What’s Your Holy Experience?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:00:00 EST

Dear Readers, Close your eyes and try to imagine a holy experience. What did you picture? Was it a transcendent mystical moment on a sacred day like Yom Kippur? Was it a spiritual, out-of-body experience? Was it at some hallowed place, like the Western Wall in Jerusalem? Or were you on a scenic mountain far away from civilization? I bet you didn’t picture a mundane day at home. Judaism’s holiest site was the Temple. That’s where the Divine presence was visibly felt, where heaven and earth kissed. And yet, surprisingly many of the miracles that took place in the Temple mirrored the miracles that took place centuries before that—in a simple hut that was the humble home of the first Jewish couple. “Throughout Sarah’s life, three miracles took place in her home: a protective cloud hovered over the entrance to her tent, a blessing was present in her dough, and her candles would burn from one Shabbat to the next.”



Ignore G-d, but Don’t Ignore His Children! - Parshat Vayeira

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 12:00:00 EST

Just as every parent would forego their personal honor and willingly wait while you tend to his or her child, this, too, is G d’s greatest pleasure.



All It Takes Is One

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 12:00:00 EST

Dear Readers, Sometimes, when I look around, I feel surrounded by negativity, by doom and gloom. I see the many social wrongs that are being tolerated. I discern rampant judgmentalism and condescension in our communities. I see a world that is very far from the ideals of where it should be. Rather than feeling like we are progressing forward on our sojourn towards a better reality, our situation can sometimes feel pretty helpless. It can feel like steps backwards. There are undeniably too may collective ills, too many cracks and far too many people not walking the walk or talking the talk of the high ideals that the Torah aspires to. But then I remember. G‑d doesn’t demand perfection. In this week’s Torah portion, there’s an unbelievable exchange between Abraham and G‑d. G‑d has just informed Abraham that He intends to destroy the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. True to his character, Abraham pleads for mercy and begins brok



Why a Seed Grows in Darkness - Parshat Lech-Lecha

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 12:00:00 EST

Leaving behind the old “I” of everything I know can be really scary. But free from these limiting expectations, we can produce our greatest yield.