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Can One be Religious and Cruel?

The Etrog  There is a moving story about the holiday of Sukkot, authored by Israeli Nobel Prize laureate and novelist, S. Y. Agnon. Jewish law...

Icy Hearts

In the winter, the ice and bitter winds take on a character of their own. The agents of winter make their way around our world, settling upon oceans and...

Did Adam Descend From Apes, Or Do Apes Descend From Adam?

Society can be characterized as a “Culture of Followers”; precious few people are leaders in the true sense of the word. Most of our so-called...

What is "chesed"?

Chesed simply means kindness. To do chesed means to do acts of kindness such as visiting the sick, helping the poor or the needy and so on. The Torah...

How can I be gracious with all the mental and emotional strains I have?

I certainly sympathize with your difficulties, especially in view of the fact that you are bothered by the impact it may have on others. Since you do...

The Apricots & the King

In my village, a long time ago, we had a rabbi who, it seemed, had a knack for illumination. He was able to make the simplest problems glow with...

The Untold Story Behind Temptation

Who runs the world? G-d or Washington?A little boy wanted $100 so badly that he prayed for two weeks, but nothing happened. He decided to write a letter...

Anger Management 101

Through the course of life, every person experiences the pain of being treated unjustly by others. Sentiments of anger and vengeance are...

Winning the War Against Despair

One of the first tasks you learn as a soldier is how to shine your boots. No matter where you’re stationed or what your mission, your day begins with...

How do I overcome feelings of anger?

Anger is usually the result of feeling out of control and is often driven by ego. As long as we feel that we rule this world, it is easy to become angry...