Category Archives: Jewish Thought

Creator of the World – Analysis Rather than Blind Faith Recommended by Chovos Halevovos

There are three premises from which you can see that the world has a Creator. A thing does not make itself. Things are caused by things (chain reaction).   Somewhere up the chain there must be a first cause. Anything finite … Continue reading

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A Unique Being in the Circle of Holiness

In this week’s Parsha (Verse 52) we read:  “the Jews should camp, each man by his camp, each by his flag, according to their divisions.”  Sardines in a can is not the style of Judaism.  No headless, interchangeable beings.  Individuality … Continue reading

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The Pully Mishap (and not fighting)

 [This account, surprisingly, is true, as told by a lawyer who saw the deposition of the brilliant worker who did this.]  Figgerin’ a bucket of rocks and cement can be used as ballast I tied the other end of rope to … Continue reading

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A LITTLE CLOUD PASSED RIGHT BY – A Lesson in Determination

Aloft within a cage of steel suspended motion by machination Arms clutching armrests in unrest my soul, it wants to fly. Flip slip-winds whistle news of doom You what?  You why?  You inconsequential! My head bows, missions left unmet futile … Continue reading

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Ki Yetzer Ha’adam – The Evil Inclination Wants Us to View Ourselves as Bad (don’t!!)

Kee Yetzer Ha’adam Rah Minoorav There is a verse that says, “the inclination of man is bad from his youth.”  This verse has many explanations and expounding details.  One is that a child is born with willfulness, the “me, me, … Continue reading

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Tzama Nafshi – Sating a Thirsting Soul

During one of her pregnancies, someone craved ice chips in a major sort of way.  She would sit in front of her non-frost-free freezer some nights, having finished her ice cubes in record time, and chip away any ice she … Continue reading

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HASHEM LOVES YOU, LOVE YOURSELF TOO

 “You cannot find peace anywhere except for inside your own self. When a man has made peace within himself, he is able to make peace with the whole world.” – Rabbi Simcha Bunim of Pshicha  G-d loves giving. He gives … Continue reading

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