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Big Buckets For The Soul

Big Buckets For The Soul

IT HAS BEEN PROVEN THROUGH MARKETING STUDIES THAT IF THE ENVIRONMENT OR EVEN THE CONTAINER IS RIGHT, PEOPLE WILL CONSUME MUCH MORE OF WHATEVER…

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I Choose…

The human mind is very complex. Our thoughts and emotions lead us to make choices. However, are we really making choices or simply following…

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Like Day and Night

Within the human soul lies a Tabernacle, which like the sacred Tabernacle in the desert, must include both a cloud by day and a…

Hope unto Hashem

JUST WHEN IT SEEMS THAT THE ECONOMIC CRISIS CANNOT GET ANY WORSE, WHAMMO!  WE ARE HIT BY ANOTHER SALVO.  EVEN PEOPLE WHO STILL HAVE…

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Shalom Bayit

MARRIAGE IS A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN, IN WHICH RESPECT, NURTURING, PEACE AND ESPECIALLY CHESED  MAKE THE MARRIED COUPLE LIVE IN SHALOM BAYIT. By…

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On Purpose

MANY PEOPLE SEEM CONTENT LIVING EVERY DAY IN A MINDLESS ROUTINE THAT INVOLVES WORK AND SELF-GRATIFICATION THROUGH ENTERTAINMENT. BUT ARE THESE PEOPLE REALLY HAPPY?…

Words to live By: Rabbi YY Jacobson

Stop Judging Me

HOW WE JUDGE OUR FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS IS OF SUPREME IMPORTANCE. MOST PEOPLE TEND TO CONDEMN THOSE WHO COMMIT WHAT IS APPARENTLY WRONG OR…

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Ever After Happily

HISTORICALLY, THE FAMILY HAS BEEN CONSIDERED THE BASIC UNIT OF SOCIETY. CERTAINLY IN JUDAISM, THE STRENGTH OF THE MISHPACHAIS IS SAID TO BE A…

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Think Chanukah

THERE IS SOMETHING VERY UNIQUE ABOUT THE CHANUKAH MIRACLE THAT IS THE VERY ESSENCE OF OUR PEOPLE AND THE VERY FABRIC OF OUR NATION’S…

Swimming Upstream

THE TALMUD STATES THAT IF THE TORAH HAD NOT BEEN GIVEN TO US, WE WOULD HAVE BEEN OBLIGATED TO LEARN CERTAIN DESIRABLE BEHAVIORS FROM…

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Faith & Femininity

THE FEMININE IMPORTANCE OF ROSH CHODESH, THE SANCTIFICATION OF THE NEW MONTH, GOES BACK TO THE GOLDEN CALF, WHEN THE WOMEN DECLINED TO GIVE…

Words to live By Rabbi Chay Amar

A New Consciousness

START YOUR DAY BY GIVING THANKS TO THE LIVING AND ETERNAL KING, AND PLACING YOUR BURDENS IN HIS TRUST. By Rabbi Chay Amar A waking…

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ATTAINING HAPPINESS HAS MUCH TO DO WITH CERTAINTY AND GENUINE INTENT, WHICH LEADS US TO THE EFFECTIVE ACTION THAT OVERCOMES LIFE’S CHALLENGES. By Rabbi…

Words to live By Rabbi Ariel Yeshurun

Freedom

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AND ANNE FRANK By Rabbi Ariel Yeshurun Dear readers, Shalom! Passover, we know the story all too well. Each year, as we…

Words to live By Rabbi Manis Friedman

Cold Soup

By Rabbi Manis Friedman If you ask someone coming out of church on Sunday or a mosque on Friday, “Do you believe in G-d?” the…

Words to live By Rabbi Manis Friedman

Why Aren’t Americans Happy?

HOW WORLDLINESS IS AFFECTING LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. By Rabbi Manis Friedman What is happiness? where has all the happiness gone?…

Words to live By Rabbi Chay Amar

The Power Of Self-Esteem

WITHOUT TRUST IN OUR TRUE SELVES, WE MIGHT ALSO SELL OUT OUR PRINCIPLES TO GAIN THE APPROVAL OF OTHERS, OR TO BELONG TO THE…

The Gift of Perspective

WHILE G-D DIDN’T GIVE US CONTROL OVER WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO US, HE DID GIVE US THE TOOL TO ELECT HOW WE PERCEIVE IT….

True Wisdom

TRAINING THE BRAIN TO THINK DEEPLY IS THE KEY TO TRUE WISDOM. By Rabbi Chay Amar A renown Rabbi, Chaim Brisker , knew that…

Kosher Hypocrisy

BY DOING GOOD FOR THE WRONG REASONS ONE WILL EVENTUALLY DO THEM FOR THE RIGHT REASONS. By Rabbi Dov Greenberg In a special edition…

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The Power Of Pesach

TAKE THE CHANCE TO RESET, RE-ENERGIZE AND REJOICE. By Rabbi Yosef Galimidi The celebration of Pesach is probably the most observed holiday of the…

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Working Through the Cycle of Challenges

IT’S NOT WHAT YOU FACE, BUT HOW YOU RESPOND TO IT, THAT COUNTS ON THE JOURNEY OF LIFE. By Rabbi Chay Amar The Burning Bush [Transformation] The liberation of the Israelites from…

Living the Fullest Life

By: Rabbi Silverman I was once teaching a classroom full of students. On the last day, I began the class: “My dear students, today is…

The Pursuit of Happiness

Learning to appreciate the life you’re given is simpler than you think. By Rabbi Chay Amar Each one of us wants to be happy, and…

Chanukah and Modernity

By Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar It was December of 1988 and the streets, stores and houses were decorated and illuminated with red, green and white…

The Meaning of True Peace

A TRULY HAPPY HOME REQUIRES RESPECT AND LOVE AMONG ALL FAMILY MEMBERS. By Rabbi Abraham J. Twerski. M.D. There is nothing more conducive to…

Turning Bitter into Sweet

UNDERSTANDING THE SYMBOLISM OF EATING HONEY ON ROSH HASHANAH. By Rabbi Dov Greenberg One of the favorite foods in the Jewish home during the…

Construction of the Temples

The building up and tearing down processes—both physical and emotional— that comprise the history of the Jews’ relationship with G-d. By Channy Rosemblum The…

Words to live By Abrahamj. Twerski,M.D.

The Courage to Grow Together

By Rabbi Abrahamj. Twerski,M.D. Let’s face it: no one likes to be criticized. we thrive on praise, not criticism. We all have our likes…

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The Grateful Life

By Rabbi Dov Greenberg Jews Are often Hard on Themselves and Others, quick to kvetch, slow to praise. We notice failure while success too…