April 2nd, 2019

What do you think is the cruelest punishment that society can inflict? 

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October 30th, 2015

Children aren’t ours to possess or own in any way. When we know this in the depths of our soul, we tailor our raising of them to their needs, rather than molding them to fit our needs. – Shefali Tsabary   My husband attended the wedding of a Jewish client of ours, and he came... Read more »

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September 3rd, 2015

Your signature strengths are a gift from God to you. How you use your signature strengths, however, is your gift back to God.

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August 20th, 2015

If you're a Jewish kid who graduated law school – and got a job – chances are your proud parents gave you a picture with the famous quote, “Justice, justice, shall you pursue…" Now let's understand what it really means!

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August 13th, 2015

I’ll never forget the day when I learned how the world works and why people do what they do. I was running a community event and my cohort made a unilateral decision, which was a game changer for the event, and then put it out in an email, which made it public and permanent.  Confirming... Read more »

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August 6th, 2015

The response I got from Facebook hit me like a punch in the stomach. I had joined about 26,000 other people in asking Facebook to take down the “I Hate Israel” page, as Facebook has a so-called “policy” that supposedly doesn’t permit hate speech.

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July 30th, 2015

  “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”  – Carl Jung I was passing the lounge area of a hotel on my way out the door and I glanced up at the TV monitor, which was tuned to a news station.  “Coming up next”, the anchor... Read more »

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July 23rd, 2015

The Book of Deuteronomy starts out with Moses doing a recap and overview of the Jewish people since they left Egypt, and the review was hardly favorable.

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July 16th, 2015

Not to be an alarmist, but we could be on the brink, once again, of facing great challenges. However, when we rise to the occasion, we achieve great heights.

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July 12th, 2015

My husband was shaking his head as he was scrolling down the text on his cellphone.  “Who do you think Greece blames for the collapse of its economy?” “I dunno…” I replied offhandedly, “must be the Jews.”  I thought I was being sarcastic. My husband then read to me the most vile invectives spewed by... Read more »

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June 24th, 2015

We don’t have to be churlish and demand instant answers to everything, especially since answers can trivialize serious issues and are far from soul-satisfying.

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June 18th, 2015

Chassidic thought teaches that there is a seed of greatness in every moment and a spark of holiness in everything – even more so in people. Try looking for it with positive questions.

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June 10th, 2015

A ratio of 1:1 (compliment/criticism) will destroy the quality of your relationship as surely as it destroyed the generation of the Jewish people in the desert.

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June 4th, 2015

Just as the very process of creation is said to be ongoing, so is our involvement. We are God’s partners in the process of creation. But what are we creating?

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May 28th, 2015

Shame disconnects us – from others and also from ourselves. Disconnection is the diametric opposite of wholeness, as connection is the very mainspring of well-being.

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May 20th, 2015

On the one hand, we are elevated, each soul, a precious and unique possession, and yet on the other, we should be indistinguishable as shifting sand. Which is right?

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April 30th, 2015

In liberating the Jewish people from slavery, God had to teach us what freedom – true freedom – looks like. Without a paradigm or model to go on, God had to teach us from the ground up.

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April 16th, 2015

Not everything in Judaism has to be a big deal, a huge loyalty test to God or a supreme test of will and character.

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March 25th, 2015

What G-d is really telling us, is that our job, our only job is to connect with G-d, and in so doing, we will be connected with our truest, deepest selves.

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March 19th, 2015

The first word of this week’s Torah portion, "Vayikra," literally means, "And He called ..." G-d is calling us – all the time. It’s up to us to tune in and listen.

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March 12th, 2015

When you are creating a dwelling place for holiness, the details really do matter. G-d was very specific and clear. For a reason.

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March 3rd, 2015

I would like to think that in any situation, my highest, bravest self would guide me to do the right thing, no matter what. But that would be naive thinking.

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February 26th, 2015

We all know the expression, “Clothes make the man.”  Is this about creating an external reality via the perceptions of others? Or do the outer garments we wear affect us on an internal level, which then creates a external reality?

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February 22nd, 2015

Think about what enslaves you. What makes it hard for you to be generous or to let go? What would it take for you to shift from a feeling of lack to a feeling of abundance?

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