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Women on Ethics of Our Fathers

Pirkei Avot

A Tale of Two Butchers
Melbourne has often been named one of the most livable cities in the world. Lesser known, but most important, is that this “shtetl” is famous for its kindness—it’s hachnasat orchim—generously hosting and caring for its guests, and for the enormous compassion that the people have for each other.
Judging a Stranger Favorably at the Cemetery in Tzfat
I signal her for a ride but she seems to be ignoring me. What nerve! She is sitting comfortably in her nearly empty, air-conditioned car and is patently ignoring me.
The Allure of Holy Meat
Our Sages recount 10 miracles related to the Holy Temple and all its visitors.
How the University Student Who Never Cooked Prepared a Meal for Hundreds
I grew up eating kosher at home, but I had no idea how to go about making a kitchen kosher I also didn’t know how to cook, let alone for a bunch of people!
Good News, Even for the No-Goodnik
As we read and discussed a talk of the Rebbe, the mellow tone changed. It was still amiable, but getting a bit heated. Voices rose. Faces got flushed.
A Look Into G-d’s Largest Storehouse
Prayer is not a “spare wheel” that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a “steering wheel” that directs the right path throughout.
Mind Your Maxims
In every language and culture, many other great sayings remind us of the earlier credo of Judaism’s greatest Torah leaders.
A Growing Grown-Up
Do you ever feel that you still haven’t figured out what you’ll do “when you grow up”?
Potential Energy
Potential is only worth something when it is acted upon.
Without Shame
It is so much easier to be sensitive to others in a professional environment. It’s much harder to be sensitive to friends and family who are in one’s immediate circle.
Don't Get Swallowed Up!
Have you ever felt totally eclipsed by someone else?
Unconditional Love
While love can begin for an external reason, it needs to mature into unconditional love.
Enlivened
The good thing is, G‑d didn’t just leave us with a list of commandments. He also gave us the ability to understand the meaning and symbolism behind many of the mitzvahs so that they don’t remain dry.
When the Losers are Really the Winners
It began with a late-night text from Dena, a close friend of mine: “Don’t want you to worry, but we had a fire. Thank G‑d, we managed to get out in time, but the house is gone.”
When I Doubt Myself
There is a certain internal voice that says, “You are not doing enough.”
The Gift That Keeps Giving: A Genuine Smile
It’s rare that if you smile at someone, they won’t smile back at you.
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