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Failings, Mistakes, Debacles

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“Who stole the cookies from the cookie jar? Was it me, no you! Couldn’t be. Then who?” This childhood ditty encapsulates one of life’s major issues. Do we admit our wrongdoings? Try to blame the other? How do we react to our failings? Learn why evading ou...
The ultimate guilt trip is really a cheap copout
There is a beast inside, a genius of a beast, but a stupid genius. A clear and thoughtful mind knows it takes an awful lot to get the Creator of the Universe angry with you.
Only once we are free can we speak. Slaves do not speak. They don’t have a voice. And even if they do, they will not be heard . . .
I found myself questioning the one thing I had always depended on—my Jewish faith...
My father did reach out to me a number of times. I, however, could not bring myself to answer his messages. I was afraid that somehow he would rob me of the peace and happiness I had found, and reawaken old and painful memories...
I was still in the same pose, clueless to his disappointment. And that’s when it hit me. I had been clueless all along . . .
I’ll leave you room to err, says G‑d, because you will rebuild—grander, stronger and more beautiful edifices.
In today's world, success is defined by outcome as opposed to effort. If you have invested tremendous effort but do not achieve a visible, measurable, dramatic outcome, you are deemed a failure. However, the Jewish definition of success is very different....
After such an interface with the Divine, how could they have transferred their loyalty to an idol? The Talmud responds by telling us that the Jews were, in fact, above this unseemliness. So what happened?
If Torah says that the episode of the Golden Calf is an "uplifting" story, then that is indeed the case. So what is the deeper meaning that lies behind the seemingly deceiving title?
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