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The Placebo Effect

It’s a well-documented medical reality: a patient’s symptoms can be alleviated by a bogus medication or treatment, simply because the...

Making A Baby

One of my favorite stories is about the Kotsker Rebbe who, sitting at the table one Shabbos afternoon with his disciples, described with great insight the...

Judaism: You Can Do It

The Oath The Jewish nation received the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai in the year 2448 on the Jewish calendar (1312 BCE). Every year, on the anniversary...

Attaining Immortality

What is the Jewish perspective on death? What is the proper way to commemorate a person’s passing? Today it is fashionable to pay homage to the...

My physical needs conflict with my spiritual needs; How do I reconcile the two?

Regarding the physical health and wellbeing of your body, my suggestion is to consult with a physician and/or nutritionist. Regarding the balance of body...

Psychology Today

It is commonly accepted that the age of modern psychology began at the end of the 19th century. The way we understand ourselves today is very much defined...

Why is the Jewish soul called a portion of G-d?

Question: Since G-d not only creates everything, but He IS everything, why then is the Jewish soul called a portion of G-d? So is everything else. Answer:...

The Emergence of Self

There are days when we live honestly and genuinely and desire to engage in noble deeds. At other times, we are consumed by animalistic passions, while we...

Anorexia of the Soul

“It hurts.” “How long?” “Yesterday, and the day before that, and the day before that. Forever.” “What makes it...

I sin... but it doesn't bother me...

The fact that you are asking this question shows that you do care. If you truly didn't care you wouldn't be interested in changing. The problem isn't that...