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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.
What’s Kosher About a Pig?
Shemini
The physical symbols of kosher animals represent spiritual characteristics.
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?
Food for Growth
Parshat Shemini
What emotional or spiritual profile would you like to build in yourself?
When Aaron Got Cold Feet
Aaron was eighty-four years old, a venerable sage and a dedicated leader. He’d been primed for his role as high priest and had rehearsed the sacrificial procedure for seven days. Why the cold feet?
Does Very Religious Mean Very Uptight?
Isn’t religion just another way to feel safe?
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