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Authentic Freedom
Kedoshim
How could the newly liberated Jew know what his or her real self was? How could a recently freed slave understand his or her potential, much less how to actualize it?
Why Do Mitzvot?
Ultimately, every answer is, in a sense, a correct answer
Where Do Ethics Come From?
Should we clone people? Is there such a thing as a life not worth living? When is it correct to go to war? But the real question is: on what biases do we answer these ethical dilemmas?
The Gift of Forgiveness
From my perspective as a family therapist, the greatest treasure in our Torah-inheritance is the instruction to free ourselves of anger and resentment...
Car Therapy
Sometimes we mistakenly believe that negative behavior or language is only problematic when it hurts someone else. We think that we have a license to behave as we wish, as long as we keep it to ourselves.
The Torah on Dirty Words
What is the Jewish stance on cursing and curse words? I’ve heard the line that our bodies are a temple, and that defaming G‑d’s name is very bad, but what about a little curse here or there when you are really mad?
Who Lives the Quintessential Life?
To study G-d’s wisdom as it is revealed in the Torah is arguably the most sublime activity a human being can do. And yet the Torah itself is about activities other than Torah study.
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