YOU CAN NEVER GET ENOUGH OF WHAT YOU DON’T REALLY WANT
Life keeps getting faster and faster. More and more, we spend our time trying to make things happen, fitting more into each minute than ever before. But somehow, we are neither satisfied nor fulfilled. Why? Because the things we’re running after so fervently are in […]
“Today the world trembles / Today the world is reborn”… from the Rosh Hashana prayer service.
At sunset on the eve of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, G-d will remove some of his light from the world. He will still remain present in a basic way, of course, or the world could not sustain […]
The Synagogue and the Women from Taiwan
This Rosh Hashana, Jews around the world prayed and blew the shofar, arousing in the Creator of the Universe a new level of desire to embrace our world and be its King. They did this, whether they knew it or not, on behalf of all humanity, for without this […]
“You shall dwell in Sukkos (booths) for seven days… so that you will know, for all generations, that I had the Children of Israel dwell in Sukkos, when I took them out of the Land of Egypt; I am G-d your G-d.” Leviticus
We live in a world of time and space, a world that constantly […]
Adolescence – The Darkness Before the Dawn
Do you remember what it was like to be an adolescent? The anger, the confusion, the rebellion? The intense need to express yourself, even in ways that were upsetting to the people around you?
Or maybe you are the parent of an adolescent. Maybe you long for the days when […]
All Alone in Here
Several years ago I had a quiet but intense experience at the wedding of a close friend. I was early, and as I sat at my table I watched the other guests entering the room. One came in elated, dancing like a performer on stage. Another was withdrawn, inward, as if mulling […]
Have you ever been excited about an idea, a project, or a goal, so excited that you felt like you could reach out and touch it – only to find that when you try to bring it into actuality the whole thing breaks down?
It’s a common experience. In it’s pure ungrounded form, in your imagination, […]
This is the Hebrew month of Elul, the month of teshuva. Teshuva, often translated as repentance, more precisely means return – a return to G-d, and to the essence of who you are. Every soul comes into a body with a specific Divine mission and purpose. But life in the body, especially in this complex, […]
At sunset on the eve of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, G-d** will remove some of his light from the world. He will still remain present in a basic way, of course, or the world could not sustain itself. But that presence will be remote, withdrawn.
Then He will wait. The next move is […]
‘Thus said G-d: ‘I recall…the kindness of your youth, the love of your nuptials, your following Me into the Wilderness, into an unsown land. Israel is holy to G-d…’ (Jeremiah: 2, 2-3)
Tishrei – the Ladder Up
The month of Tishrei is filled with holidays, and each provides a gateway to a unique spiritual potential. As we […]