Tag Archives: Jewish Spirituality

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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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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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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Righting the Wrongs: Many Jobs Left Undone

We are taught – “Mee Zeh Ya’amod Le’Chaper Shegaga” – who can stand up and correct a sin made in error?  The answer is, Esther. Shaul, one of Esther’s ancestors, had made a mistake in his life.  He hadn’t killed … 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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BUGGED OUT SHRATZIM

[The creepy bugs sing songs of praise to their Maker, making their yuck factor go down just by a little bit in my eyes.  They sing:  “Yismach yisroel b’osav bnay tziyon b’malkum”.] Beetles and cockroaches and other creepy bugs you … Continue reading

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