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

“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

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

Self-Nullification and Lowliness: Pirkei Av...

Jun 03, 2021Comments off

Rabbi Elazar of Bartota would say: Give Him that which is His, for you and all that is yours are His. As David says: "For everything comes from

Pirkei Avot 2:2 Derech Eretz Precedes Torah

Apr 23, 2020Comments off

Pirkei Avot Chapter 2 Mishnah 2: Rabban Gamliel the son of Rabbi Judah HaNassi would say: Beautiful is the study of Torah with the way of the land (derech

From Afar God Appears to Me

Mar 23, 2011No Comments

In one verse King David says: "I place God before me always" ("שויתי הוי' לנגדי תמיד"). But in another he says: "My sin is before

What, How and Why

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

Three great questions: What? How? Why? What's out there (or in here), how did it get there, and why was it put there? Science is

Might and Joy

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

"Might and joy are in His place." To be together with God, in His place, one must experience might and joy simultaneously. Might, 77, and

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"