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Rabbi Chaim Levine

At Shoshi Stern’s Funeral

At Shoshi Stern’s Funeral

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How do you say goodbye to your 12-year-old daughter?


Principles of the Soul: #7 - Purim, Soul and Your Role in History

Principles of the Soul: #7 - Purim, Soul and Your...

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Purim teaches us that nothing is random, and that every soul has a role to play in the Divine tapestry called history.


The Mystical Art of Passover Cleaning

The Mystical Art of Passover Cleaning

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How to put your ego in check and let your soul shine through.


How to Be a Hero to Your Kid

How to Be a Hero to Your Kid

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Planting and pruning: the two essential modes in parenting.


My response to Anti-Semitism

My response to Anti-Semitism

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The cause of anti-Semitism is also the solution.


Creating Diamonds

Creating Diamonds

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A visitor to victims of terror discovers a sense of family, optimism about the future, and an unbreakable spirit that carries them through their almost unbearable pain.


Understanding the Bat Mitzvah Attack

Understanding the Bat Mitzvah Attack

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Our response to this terrorist tragedy must be activism, not despair.


Principles of the Soul #10: The Mystical Art of Passover Cleaning

Principles of the Soul #10: The Mystical Art of...

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Finding and burning the chametz is akin to finding and purging the ego to let the soul shine through.


Principles of the Soul: #13 - The Communication Lie

Principles of the Soul: #13 - The Communication...

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Spouses don't feel alienated from each other because they can't communicate; they feel alienated because all they are communicating is negativity.


Principle of the Soul: #12 - The Deeper Meaning of Physical Intimacy

Principle of the Soul: #12 - The Deeper Meaning of...

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It has the potential for intense holiness and intense corruption, depending who's at the helm -- your soul or your ego.


Principles of the Soul: #11 - Marriage and True Intimacy

Principles of the Soul: #11 - Marriage and True...

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Intimacy is ever-present and waiting to emerge as soon as the ego gets out of the way.


Principles of the Soul: #9 - Content vs. Context

Principles of the Soul: #9 - Content vs. Context

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One of Judaism's secrets to having healthy marriage: Step away from angry content to relate to your partner in context.


Principles of the Soul: #8 - Your Soul and Your Soulmate

Principles of the Soul: #8 - Your Soul and Your...

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The challenge of marriage is to come to a constant recognition that you are actually one unit.


Principles of the Soul: #7 - Purim, Soul and Your Role in History

Principles of the Soul: #7 - Purim, Soul and Your...

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Purim teaches us that nothing is random, and that every soul has a role to play in the Divine tapestry called history.


Principle of the Soul: #6 - Don't Wreck Your Life

Principle of the Soul: #6 - Don't Wreck Your Life

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When you are caught up in your ego -- whether you are scared, angry, nervous, or frustrated -- you are incapable of making a sane decision.


Principle of the Soul #5 - It's the Thought that Counts

Principle of the Soul #5 - It's the Thought that...

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Learning to separate ego-driven thinking from soul-inspired thinking is a challenge of growing spiritually.


Principles of the Soul: #4 - A View of the Universe

Principles of the Soul: #4 - A View of the...

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The ego says that external circumstances define how you should feel. The soul says that the controls are all internal. What do you think?


Principles of the Soul: #3 - Giving Vs. Taking

Principles of the Soul: #3 - Giving Vs. Taking

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The struggle between your soul and your ego is over life-affirming giving and body-deteriorating taking.


Principles of the Soul #2: The Ego

Principles of the Soul #2: The Ego

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Your ego is that inner voice that makes you act like an idiot. Silencing it may not be possible, but controlling it is.


Principles of the Soul: #1 - Your Essence

Principles of the Soul: #1 - Your Essence

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At your innermost point is a spark of pure Divinity: your soul. That essence gives you all the wisdom and perspective you need in life. (First in a series.)