Category Archives: Unique Role in Serving G-d

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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Ki B’Simcha — set out for life with sense of joy

It was one of the mysteries of life, how my family with our roomy cargo van could engage in battles over space, whilst the entire Kellner clan, the same large brood as us, could fit into their father’s four-door sedan … Continue reading

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Parashas Shekalim – Half-Coins that we are…

There are four additional Torah readings called “Arbah Parshiyos” that happen around this time of year, where, in addition to the scheduled Torah reading, we add another one pertinent to the time of year. This week is the first one, … Continue reading

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Who Said Anyone Copes — Everyone Is Struggling

If we all would agree we can’t cope, we’d all be able to cope.  It is the fallacy of thinking we are the only ones struggling that makes us want to throw in the towel on the struggle. Physicist Richard … Continue reading

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