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Rabbi Simon Jacobson

Rabbi Simon Jacobson is the author of the best-selling book Toward a Meaningful Life, a William Morrow publication that has sold over 300,000 copies to date and has been translated into Hebrew, French, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Russian and Japanese. Visit his website www.meaningfullife.com.


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Was Moses Orthodox?

Was Moses Orthodox? or Conservative? Or Reform? For that matter, is G-d Orthodox, Conservative or Reform? Is He Jew or Gentile? Black or white? Man or woman? Obviously, all these human distinctions are completely inapplicable when trying to define the ethereal and divine. Spirit cannot be quantified with material...

Shabbat: The Inside Story

G-d created us as physical beings in a physical world. He created a world wherein we could be independent and make free choices, a world where the higher realities of spirit are obscured and the physical reality becomes paramount. In a sense, therefore, there are two realities occurring simultaneously. In...

SINAI 2005: Our Calling Today

Many pundits are lauding President Bush’s inaugural address, in which he declared that the “calling of our time” is the advancement of freedom around the world. But many are also questioning the practical application of this principle, and whether this should be our focus today. Europeans in...

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 by the thinking of William James, then Sigmund Freud, who some call the Father of Psychology, followed by Carl Jung, BF Skinner and other great psychologists of...

United or Ununited States?

And The Living Shall Take to Heart   Are we doomed to be battlers all our lives? What is the inherent nature of the universe – unity or discord? Are we victims of circumstances? These and other vital life issues are answered in one opening verse in this week’s Torah portion [Ki Taytze]; indeed, two...

Dreams: A Glimpse into the Subconscious

Radio Show Transcript Introduction Good evening. We’ll be doing an abbreviated show tonight... Tonight’s show will be about dreams. It’s a topic that I always hear people talking about wherever I travel, in my classes, and with the people I meet. People dream, and as usually is the case,...

The Physics of Chanukah: On the Nature of Light

We need to listen to the story that the Chanukah lichtelech (flames) tell us  – The Rebbe Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn A little light dispels a lot of darkness - The Sages Light is the core of physics. Light – energy – defines the very parameters of existence. In modern physics it is now...

Why Do We Fall In Love?

The Short Answer: Because that's who we are. We were originally a complete entity comprised of male and female made in the image of G-d. Through the sacred unity of marriage we complete the picture and restore the image. The Askmoses Answer:   Is the mystique and the romance, the music and the...

Flames: The Anatomy of the Soul

Flames (of Chanukah) tell us many stories. They reveal to us much about our own souls, which are compared to flames – "the flame of G-d is the human soul."  Following are some profound lessons about the flaming nature of the soul. The obvious parallel of the soul to a flame is its constant...

Kaddish

I am G-d Who lifted you out of Egypt to be your G-d. Therefore be holy since I am holy (Leviticus 11:45)   Is there anything more powerful than death? Attempts to beat mortality have consumed man from the beginning of time. The Pharaoh’s of old tried to achieve immortality through embalmment....

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