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Surviving catastrophe

Oct 19, 20123 Comments

In Parashat Noach, humanity undergoes two great catastrophes. The first is the flood – the holocaust that annihilates all of humanity and all land-life except

The Heart and Mind of Dealing with Enemies

May 16, 20112 Comments

There are three ways to deal with enemies: surrender, fight, or make peace by neutralizing the root of their animosity. The Ba'al Shem Tov told it

Rectifiying Edom and Ishmael

Mar 17, 20111 Comment

The two great exiles of the Jewish People in our days: Edom (אדום, 51) and Ishmael (ישמעאל, 451) equal 502 = "Cursed be Haman" (ארור

Hint Book

Mar 16, 20111 Comment

The sages say: A wise man learns from a hint. A fool learns only from a fist (i.e., a punch in his face). Indeed, there

Snake Spine

Mar 15, 20112 Comments

In the Torah there are many applications to the "law of similars." One of them is that in order to kill a snake you must

Rectifying the State of Israel in 10 Steps

Feb 28, 20112 Comments

Rectifying the State of Israel in 10 steps: Step 1: Faith in the Torah (the Bible as interpreted by the Sages) as the Word of

A Rebellious Generation

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

A Chassidic saying: When an orphan eats everyone sees, but when he cries no one sees. God, have mercy on an orphaned generation! No generation

Generation We

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

There's a new movement in America (95 million) called "generation we." Sounds good. In Hebrew, generation we = "Let there be" times "love." Good and

Human Rights and Divine Obligations

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

There are the strong and the weak. There are the good and the bad. Not always are the strong the bad. If it so happens

The Chile Miners Miracle

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

The miracle in Chile: 33 men and 69 days. 33 plus 69 = 102, faith. 33 times 69 = 11 times 207, 11 lights, a