psychology

Fundamentals of Chassidic Psychology: Faith

Dec 22, 2020Comments off

In this excerpt from a class on Chassidic psychology, Rabbi Ginsburgh expounds on the beliefs that the counselor must hold regarding God and regarding the

Freedom of Speech

Apr 14, 20111 Comment

In Hebrew, the word for Passover, Pesach (פסח), reads Peh Sach (פה סח), "a talking mouth." Pesach celebrates freedom, first and foremost – freedom of

Reflection without Mirror

Apr 01, 20112 Comments

The pit was empty, no water, but full of snakes and scorpions. The pit is the mind, water – Torah, snakes and scorpions – bad

Hidden Things

Mar 18, 2011No Comments

David beseeches God: “Who can understand errors; cleanse me from hidden things” (“שגיאות מי יבין מנסתרות נקני”). Errors are unintentional sins. But what are “hidden

Curing Personality Disorders

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

The first one to cure personality disorders was King Solomon. Then came Maimonides and then came the Ba’al Shem Tov. Today psychiatrists and psychologists think

Spiritual Anatomy

Feb 24, 2011No Comments

The two kidneys embody active and passive trust in God, taking initiative and relying solely on God. More generally, the endocrine and immune systems correspond

Submission, Separation and Sweetening

Feb 23, 2011No Comments

The Baal Shem Tov taught that all spiritual service entails three developmental stages of consciousness: submission, separation, sweetening. “Submission” means submission of the ego by

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