Chassidic Psychology

Parashat Nitzavim (Rosh Hashanah): Only Tod...

Sep 20, 2022Comments off

The Torah portion of Nitzavim deals mainly with the covenant between God and the Jewish People. The key word in this portion is “today." You

Ba’al Shem Tov: All My Thoughts Are About...

Sep 05, 2022Comments off

Translated from Rabbi Ginsburgh’s trilogy of stories of the Ba’al Shem Tov, Vol. II p. 124 The Ba’al Shem Tov said: Even if the bowl

The Lowest of the Low

Aug 03, 2022Comments off

On Tisha B’Av we reach the low point of the Jewish calendar. We sit on the ground and read the Book of Lamentations describing the

Rectify Demons? Or Suppress Them?

Jul 19, 2022Comments off

Under the surface of man’s soul, demons frolic, casting a shadow on the soul’s perfection. These demons are lusts, imaginary situations, anxiety, scars from the

Breaking Addiction with Joy

Jul 05, 2022Comments off

One of the suggestions for helping people overcome repeated behavioral lapses is to fine themselves. To break an addiction, it is often recommended that the

The Challenge of Wealth

Jun 28, 2022Comments off

Navigating a trial requires confidence in God. In principle, every trial is a trial of faith, when it seems that God’s Providence has been removed

Understanding Adolescence: From Chaos to Re...

Jun 08, 2022Comments off

One of the most foundational topics in the Kabbalah of the Arizal is the shattering of the so-called World of Chaos and the construction of

The Book of Ruth

May 31, 2022Comments off

Rabbi Ginsburgh explores the interplay between the protagonists in the Scroll of Ruth and modern physics, specifically the pigeon-hole principle. Meditating on the relationships between

Can we be Authentically Happy? Part 2

Mar 06, 2022Comments off

In part 1, we discussed how natural joy is the happiness in who we are, in our very existence. It already exists within us. All we have

Can we be Authentically Happy? Part 1

Feb 27, 2022Comments off

Click here for Part 2 of this article Purim is right around the corner and now we are obligated to be happy. That’s an order!