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The Secret Symbolism of the Calf and Goat
While the calf immediately evokes the story of the golden calf, finding the meaning of the goat is a bit harder.
When Saying Nothing Is the Right Thing to Say
I tried to explain to my friend how people react to grief and mourning differently. Looking back, I wish I could take back my words. In a misguided attempt to make her “feel better” or “fix the situation,” I was negating her emotions.
Happy and Sad at the Same Time
The holy Zohar states, “Weeping is lodged in one side of my heart, and joy is lodged in the other.”
Nutrition in the News: Is It Kosher?
Shemini
So we’ve come to realize the subtle but potentially dire effects on our food, but do we ever consider our food’s spiritual “profiles”? Does the food or drink that we consume affect us on a spiritual plane, on a soul level, influencing our character and natural tendencies?
Is It All About Getting Spiritually High?
Our natural human desire to get close to G-d sometimes leads us to pursue methods of religious ecstasy. Yet our human desire to be close to G-d may well be at odds with G-d’s divine desire to be close to us.
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