Ekev 5777

American philosopher and psychologist William James (1842-1910) once wrote: “We can act as if there were a God; feel as if we were free; consider Nature as if she were full of special designs; lay plans as if we were to be immortal; and we find then that these words...

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Va-ethanan 5777

When the Torah commands us to “love the Lord your God with all your heart…” (Deuteronomy 6:5), what kind of love is intended? Dr. Harville Hendrix provides us with a satisfying answer in his examination of words exchanged between human lovers. In his book entitled...

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Devarim 5777

Before David laments King Saul and his son Jonathan who died in battle against the Philistines (II Samuel 1:18), he observes that any future victory will hinge on the prowess of the sons of Judah who were expert archers. That expertise was recognized in what David...

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Words to Live By

What lies behind you and what lies ahead of you pales in comparison to what lies inside you.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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