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Moses – The Executive

The Achilles Heel Friends of mine, who are blessed with a wonderful marriage, have recently confessed that money is the Achilles heel of their...

Nazirites and Nunneries

The mightiest man in the Bible was, of course, Samson. He took on the most savage of beasts and leveled a stadium with his bare hands. In the end, Samson...

What is "Tikun Olam"?

The concept of Tikun Olam actually derives from the daily Liturgy. In the second half of the Aleinu prayer we say "... to perfect the world...

Can People Change?

Most people never really change. Sad, but true. Some people never even try. But those of us who do try often experience great frustration and...

A discussion about Jewish meditation and its relation to prayer

Rabbi Eliezer Gurkow: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today?Steve: Does Jewish tradition emphasize transendence and/or...

Why is the name "Elohim" plural?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind?Anina: why is elohim plural?Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Because it refers...

How did Mordechai become the leader of the Jewish people?

Jewish leaders of the caliber of Mordechai – whom our Sages compare to Moses1 – are not elected, but rather appointed… by G-d. The...

Can I switch Rebbes?

Rabbi Shlomo Chein: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? need_a_lead: how is one suposed to believe in only what their...

If Chassidut is so important, why wasn't it available until 300 years ago?

In a nutshell, chassidut is the “soul” of Torah. Just as with a person the body performs actions, but the soul adds life and meaning to the...

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...