In the second of three paragraphs recited along with the Shema daily, we are informed that the amount of rain and its subsequent blessings depends ultimately on
One of the basic foundations of Chassidut is to be connected to a tzaddik, a spiritual leader and guide, who through personal example inspires all around him to
The word "vision," (chozeh), appears in one of the most important verses upon which Kabbalistic symbolism and structure is based: "From my own flesh I
Visionary hope and insight are themes which connect and ultimately motivate all five dynamics of leadership. When pursuing the first dynamic, peace and compromise, one
The third manifestation of foolishness, the awakening of joy through "holy folly," is in certain respects the simplest to understand and the easiest to access.
Our slavery in Egypt, the prototype of all future exiles, began with Pharaoh saying (Exodus 1:9-10): "Behold, the people of Israel are more and mightier
Another verse written by King Solomon (Proverbs 17:26): "Also punishment for a tzadik is not good…" appears to be a contradiction to the previously discussed Midrashic interpretation which points
The last of our five dynamics, the sense of folly, is by its very nature the most paradoxical and enigmatic of all the soul qualities