Category Archives: Unique Role in Serving G-d

Elul – Spatial Bend Brings Heavens Closer

Heavens touches earth this month, beginning today.  Think of a tall father bending over his small son and thereby allowing the son to reach his hand easily, letting his son see into his face.  There is a spatial bend whereby … Continue reading

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The Levers Called Prayer

If ever you want candies galore The place to head to is a candy store Rows and rows of jars and bins All with yummy candies withinBut, wait, my friend, how do you go about Making sure the candies slide … Continue reading

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This World = Camera Obscura. Next World, Right Side Up.

When inside it is inky dark and outside there is bright light, and if there happens to be a small chink in the obscuring darkness through which some light can enter, well then life gets a bit interesting. The image … 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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The Good Struggle — keep running the race

Olympics.  Able bodies, arms, legs, moving like well-oiled pistons.  Strength and muscle exhibited as the runner gains mile after mile until – finally – exultation – a cross of the finish line. Special Olympics.  A test more grueling, almost ugly … Continue reading

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The Concept of Tzniyus

  Tzniyus, we jump to the word’s translation of modesty.  However, that translation doesn’t do it justice.    Tzniyus actually is about measurement, putting things in its proper weights, and in fact, in one place in the Torah (when discussing proper … Continue reading

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