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The Soul’s Wrestling Match: Can It Be a Peaceful Battle?
The G‑dy soul has a secret weapon.
The Butler, the Baker ... the Dynamite Maker
You can take the lead of your own life and start writing better scripts. It’s not easy, but it’s doable.
Perhaps Peace and Quiet Are Overrated
Life’s challenges are not a punishment, but a means to help us reach our full potential.
Me and the Guy in a Pink Tu Tu With a Camera on His Head
Attaining a state of coherence gives us more than a happy brain. It is fundamental to our well-being and ability to cope with the stressors and challenges of life.
A Cruel Uncovering
Parshat Vayeishev
Joseph’s famous multi-colored tunic is the unmistakable marker of his identity. It was the symbol of his prestige.
Don’t Tell Me to Cheer Up
If I am going through a hard time, I don’t want someone to tell me to be cheerful—I want someone to understand why I am miserable.
The royal bar-tender, who brings the liquid that wets a parched throat, represents the linkage of spiritual "water" (the source of mind) and "fire" (the source of emotions)
I'm Watching You
It is an awareness that we have the power to instill in our children.
In the Age of the Breach
Is privacy going extinct in the digital age? It seems none of our personal data can be considered safe anymore.
Are Rabbis Too Judgmental?
Even the greatest judge can make a gross misjudgement if humility is lacking. (“Parsha Perks” with Dr Michael Chighel | Vayeshev)
When You Want to Just Give It a Break
An Essay on Vayeishev
The Talmud states, “For the wicked, sleep is good for them and good for the world, but for the righteous, it is bad for them and bad for the world.” There is no rest for the righteous. When a tzaddik wants to rest, God does not let him, as if to say that the lack of tranquility is an essential part of being a tzaddik.
Do You Feel Like a Hypocrite?
The Dichotomy of Life Is Impossible. It’s Also Real
In a surprising twist, we are told that the world we live in comes from that circular, dreamy world. Of course, an average day sure looks ramrod straight, but the true source of energy from which we feed is that magical, circular swirl.
If You’re Stuck in a Rut, It’s Time for a Reset
Sometimes, the best option is to blow things up and start over
What’s true in finances is true in religious life, and well, life in general: Sometimes, you have to blow things up and do something radically different from what you’ve been doing until now.
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