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Parshah
Inspiration is the first phase that’s meant to evoke a second phase of continuous effort.
Prayer
When the animal soul’s true essence is revealed, it can disengage from physical pleasures and pine after spirituality.
15 Shevat
Tu B’Shevat signals a shift in season, a new year for the trees. But it is so much more than that.
Insights Into Tu B'Shevat
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The Magazine
We sit on the porch steps—the night birds singing, the sounds of the cicadas punctuating the air.
Most people aren’t looking for solutions for their problems; they are looking for understanding and validation of their pain.
As pious and devout as she was, she had an impish sense of humor and would stop at nothing to bring joy to others.
A Tu B'Shevat Lesson From the Trees
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Dear Reader,

“My children are constantly fighting,” laments Susan, a mother of three. “They bicker about the size of their dinner portions. They argue over whose turn it is to do a chore. They fight over who is smarter or friendlier. Will there ever be peace in my home?”


This week’s Torah reading, Yitro, records the momentous event of the Jewish people receiving the Torah.

“In...

Blessings (and the problems that invariably stem from them) are tools we are given to serve G-d and realize our mission in this world. If you haven’t been blessed (yet) with a particular thing, it means that you don’t need it in your life, at this moment, to realize your potential as a human being.
— When People Kvetch About Things You Wish You Had
Handy Household Hacks
Clean Microwave

The best way to clean your microwave is to put a cup of hot water and vinegar inside. Turn it on for three to five minutes, and it will easily wipe clean.

Smile
Judging Others

Instead of putting others in their place, put yourself in their place.

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