So when you love God, you want everyone else to share it as well. One’s desire to share God with others is an accurate gauge of their own love of God. It’s natural to share with others what you love the most, as in the proud grandmother eagerly showing pictures of her grandchildren.
“Hashem” is the Jewish people’s way of saying Dad. To most people, the man in the story was an anonymous person running around the streets — until someone saw him performing a medical act. Then he became “Doctor.”
For more and more students in the Chicago area, Rabbi David is like a personal tour guide into the world of Jewish thought. He is passionate about elucidating timeless Jewish texts to the contemporary mind and leading each student on his or her own personal spiritual journey.
Tisha B’Av is more like a death than a destruction, because on that day the world changed irrevocably. The world without the Holy Temple is not the same world minus one magnificent structure. The world without the Holy Temple is a totally different world.
Lauren Roth, MSW, LSW, is a graduate of Princeton University, and an inspirational speaker across North America and on the high seas. Mrs. Roth and her husband, Rabbi Dr. Daniel Roth, are the parents of six children.
Mr. Charlie Harary, Esq. is a prolific speaker who has traveled all over the country and abroad speaking for organizations, schools, universities and institutions on a variety of topics and to audiences of various sizes and affiliations.
My father’s father, Reb Yitzchok Mattisyahu Weinberg, was a Slonimer Chassid, and a direct descendant of the first Slonimer Rebbe. Our zeide was forced to leave Eretz Yisrael after an Arab woman was pushed into the windmill he owned.She died and he was accused of murder by the British.
Rabbi Dov Heller is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who holds Masters Degrees in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University and in Contemporary Theology form Harvard University.
As a mother of a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, I pride myself on being pretty calm. While I can’t compete with my extremely laid-back husband, I don’t lose any sleep over my olive green-clad son.
Also, I understand the “mirrors of love” concept differently. I believe both men and women are motivated by their basic “ascent to power” instinct. In a family context, the man and woman are subconsciously (sometimes overtly) competing with each other to demonstrate who is the superior giver/carer and therefore more worthy of the throne in the family.
SUKKOT. By fulfilling the mitzvah of dwelling in a sukkah during the holiday of Sukkot, a Jew is literally surrounded by the Shechina, the feminine Presence of God. This is generally conceived as the “reward” for the repentance the person undertook during the Rosh Hashana-Yom Kippur period.
Love your fellow Jew is a lesson that both the Sephardic and Ashkenazaic communities need fellow. Too often there are negative feelings between the two. (39) Sam Ghanouni , July 7, 2013 7:52 PM
Editor’s note: The thoughts expressed in this article do not necessarily represent the experience of others who practice Judaism in light of their homosexual inclinations.
I wish people would realize my child is mentally ill and is not going to grow out of it.
My two favorite Jewish quotes. My favorite Jewish quote from King David is ” Im eshkachech yerushalayim tishkach yemini.” ( If I forget thee Jerusalem, may my right hand lose it’s cunning) My second favorite is the Hillel quote mentioned in the article.
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Rabbi Yehoshua Berman is an author and educator. In addition to managing a Kollel together with is colleague, Rabbi Dovid Kastin, Rabbi Berman founded and directs Lamdenu, the institute for identifying core communal concerns within the Orthodox Jewish community and addressing those concerns through the medium of awareness and education.
Rabbi Mike Stern reflects on the tragic death of his 12-year-old daughter. For the past 20 years, Rabbi Mike Stern has inspired thousands of people with his great love of humanity and his great love of Judaism. Whether in rabbinical posts at Aish Philadelphia, the Milwaukee Kollel, and now as the …
Lori Palatnik is a writer and Jewish educator who has appeared on television and radio. She is the Founding Director of The Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project, an international initiative that brings thousands of women to Israel each year from 18 different countries on highly subsidized programs to inspire them with the beauty and wisdom of their heritage (www.jwrp.org).
Lori Palatnik is a writer and Jewish educator who has appeared on television and radio. She is the Founding Director of The Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project, an international initiative that brings thousands of women to Israel each year from 18 different countries on highly subsidized programs to …