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A Mirror Relationship: As Man Acts, G-d Reacts
Our life experiences are not random but significant—too important to be regulated by mere chance.
Uncomfortable or Inspiring Truth? Depends How You Look at It
Why is it that two people can witness the same event but have opposite accounts of what transpired?
Know Your Place ... and Step Into It
Without humility, it’s impossible to look in the mirror and assess yourself realistically. Either your flaws will be invisible so that you can’t work on them, or in your overly critical mind, the only thing you can see are your weaknesses, and you will be mired in dysfunctional despair.
What Is Your Mission Statement?
Do we work merely to acquire more, consume more, vacation more—and then once again begin the cycle anew? Or is there a more meaningful, underlying goal to our lives?
Are People Inherently Good or Evil?
It’s a fundamental question that has been debated endlessly.
Growing Your Love
Parshat Bechukotai
The husband-and-wife paradigm is often used to depict the relationship between G-d and the Jewish people. This is because no other relationship exemplifies the cultivation of such deep and dynamic growth . . .
Disguised Blessings
When G-d communicates with us from a place closer to His essence, we don’t understand Him clearly. Was that a hug? ’Cause it felt like a slap in the face . . .
Be Like a (Little) Mountain
Parshat Behar
A deeper examination of the nature of humility and self-assertion reveals that not only are they not mutually exclusive qualities, but that indeed one cannot operate without the other.
Is Obedience Obsolete?
Demanding obedience is a card parents often pull as leverage in a power struggle. But have the children learned anything meaningful?
Just Hold on a Little Longer
Metaphorically, the seven-year shemittah cycle corresponds to the seven millennia of history.
For Your Behar-Bechukotai Study Group (PDF)
This weekly study packet is part of “Be a Leader” initiative. Print it out and learn it with your study group.
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