humility

Keen Eyesight Isn’t Necessarily Good ...

Jul 16, 20113 Comments

The Torah lists by name the non-kosher birds. One of them is the ra’ah, literally “the seer.” The sages explain: It stands in Babylonia and sees

Skeptical of Skeptics

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

Skeptics are unwilling to include God as a factor in explaining the workings of nature. Their formula will always be lacking and never work. I

Ways

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

Everyone has his “ways.” Love is attraction to another’s ways – the way he looks, the way he talks, the way he acts, the way

Healthy, Strong, Happy

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

A traditional blessing: “May you be healthy, strong, and happy.” Healthy means a healthy mind to understand and a healthy body to do good. “Strong”

Forgiveness

Feb 23, 2011No Comments

A friend that pardons, automatically, all those who offend him, you need not ask for pardon. Just be humble before him and good to him.

To Feel Far is to Be Near

Feb 23, 2011No Comments

Moses received the Torah on Sinai, the lowest of mountains. To receive the Torah you have to be a mountain of good will and humble

Confessing: Giving Thanks

Feb 23, 2011No Comments

A righteous king is both lowly and exalted. He has a unique sense of ego, knowing who to lower – the haughty – and who

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