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Lech Lecha

Do the (Spiritual) Math
The journey of actualization is to break free of limitations.
Why a Seed Grows in Darkness
Lech Lecha
When you’re feeling distraught, what do you do to calm yourself? Do you try a new experience or do you revert to what is familiar to you?
Our Lot in Life
No circumstance in life is so low and so depraved that no good can be gathered from it.
Seeing the Blessing
An Insight into Parshat Lech Lecha
I just received our monthly credit card bill. On it was a month's worth of food shopping, as well as my utilities and phone bills. There were no luxuries; everything was a bare necessity. I gasped when I saw the total. How are we going to make it?
How Could Abraham Let Sarah Be Abducted?
And what we can learn from them today
Abraham’s plan would effectively remove himself from Pharaoh’s hit list . . . and make Sarah available for Pharaoh’s hedonistic abuse! Talk about a lack of chivalry! Is this Abraham, the first Jewish husband and the ultimate mentch?
Pleased to Meet Me
Parshat Lech Lecha
Each Jew must look at him- or herself and ask the question, “Who am I? What do I believe?” For we are not intended to be robots; we must do, but we also must know and understand . . .
Can a Change of Name Create a Change of Destiny?
Parshat Lech Lecha
What influence does your name have on you--on your personality, on your behavioral patterns and on your life choices? Or does it?
Finding G-d During Tough Times
Parshat Lech Lecha
Even when we are experiencing our personal famines, our relationship with G‑d is still present and accessible.
What's Good About Wealth?
Parshat Lech Lecha
Is money good or bad? Is it only a means to an end, or is there some intrinsic spirtiual component to money that makes it so powerful?
How to Be a Taker
Parshat Lech Lecha
Have you ever experienced a level of altruistic giving? How about absolutely selfless taking?
Was Abraham the First Feminist?
“And Sarai, His Wife”
Even in modern times, when we have reached unprecedented advances in the treatment of women, we need to rethink and challenge our value system.
Behind Every Great Man...
"In Sarah's Merit"
Abraham’s greatness allowed him to recognize and submit to his wife’s power--and to realize that she had abilities that he did not.
Are the Jews Humanity's Moral Compass?
Lech Lecha
Most of humanity would rather yield to the prevailing status quo and social pressure than deviate from its accustomed behaviors.
Three Are Better Than One
The idea of harmony is not to give up our identity for the sake of the collective. The ideal is that each of us should achieve maximal individuality, developing all our unique strengths and talents, while coming to appreciate and value each other for what we are.