Chassidic Psychology

You Don’t Have to be Poor

Jan 25, 2023Comments off

“A person is poor only in his faculty of knowledge” said the sages[1]. Poorness in knowledge, however, generates actual poverty. The two types of poor

Practical Advice: The Wisdom of Creating, t...

Jan 18, 2023Comments off

The Woes of Production Whenever you set out to publish something—it might be a book, it might be a business plan, it might be a

The Pleasure of Shevat

Jan 18, 2023Comments off

Pleasure, enjoyment, happiness…These are all beautiful words. It is truly a pleasure to hear them. Does the Torah ‘like’ these concepts? At first glance, it

The Key to Emerging from Contracted Conscio...

Jan 10, 2023Comments off

My head is not working, my heart is blocked, and can’t pray and I have no strength for anything. I feel threatened, everything is irritating,

The Secrets of Judah’s Name and Marital R...

Jan 04, 2023Comments off

Click here for part 2 All Jews today are named after the tribe of Judah. There are many important secrets of the Torah concealed in

You are Important to God!

Jan 03, 2023Comments off

Humility is the basic foundation of service of God and is a necessary ingredient in all our spiritual pursuits and endeavors beginning with its role

Tevet: Are we Allowed to Enjoy Bodily Pleas...

Dec 29, 2022Comments off

The month of Tevet is a cold, wintry month, with no festivals or celebrations. Yet, in a surprising twist, exactly because of the winter cold

Four Shades of Humility

Nov 30, 2022Comments off

The Two Foundations of the Psyche’s Rectification: Lowliness and Selflessness Chassidut teaches that pride is the primary source of all impurity and that humility is

Kislev: Sweet Dreams

Nov 23, 2022Comments off

“…When God brings back the returnees to Zion, we were like dreamers.”[1] What does “we were like dreamers” mean? There are at least three explanations

“I Am Nothing but Dust and Ashes”

Nov 02, 2022Comments off

Abraham was the first patriarch. The first two letters of his name in Hebrew (אַבְרָהָם) actually mean “father” (אָב). Abraham had a special connection with