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Rabbi Boruch Leff

Rabbi Boruch Leff is a vice-principal at Torah Institute in Baltimore. "Are You Growing?" (Feldheim), his just released book, is a must read if you want to grow spiritually. Click here for info on the book.

Torah with Morrie #8: Criticism on the Rebound

Torah with Morrie #8: Criticism on the Rebound

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The faults we accuse others of can most often be found within ourselves.


Torah with Morrie #7: Limiting Self-Pity

Torah with Morrie #7: Limiting Self-Pity

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Living with joy despite our setbacks and travails.


Torah with Morrie #6: Feeling for Others

Torah with Morrie #6: Feeling for Others

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Striving to live with an awareness of the pain of others and do what we can to alleviate their burden.


Torah with Morrie #5: Other People's Dramas

Torah with Morrie #5: Other People's Dramas

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You don't need to be famous to be a hero.


Torah With Morrie #4: Live Like You're Dying

Torah With Morrie #4: Live Like You're Dying

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Living life urgently, intensely and purposefully.


Torah with Morrie #3: Living Funerals

Torah with Morrie #3: Living Funerals

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Why wait for a funeral to give heartfelt praise about those you love?


Torah with Morrie #2: Living with Youthful Passion

Torah with Morrie #2: Living with Youthful Passion

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Whether you're over the hill or not depends on whether you still feel like climbing.


Torah with Morrie: The Value of Silence

Torah with Morrie: The Value of Silence

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What comfort do we find in all the noise?


Torch Protests

Torch Protests

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The Jewish people have their own ancient torch ceremony.


Mother's Day, Jewish Style

Mother's Day, Jewish Style

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Go ahead and take her out for dinner, but make sure your display of gratitude isn't just a once-a-year occasion.


Why Do We Smile?

Why Do We Smile?

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Share yourself and your wisdom with the world. Smile.


Turning 30

Turning 30

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As one young man leaves his 20s behind, idealism gives way to practicality. Almost.


Parenting Prophets

Parenting Prophets

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Every so often something happens with one of my kids and I begin to understand what parenting is all about. This is one of those moments.


The $700 per Pound Mushroom

The $700 per Pound Mushroom

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If a mushroom can cost $700 a pound, how much are you worth?


Life in the Swing State

Life in the Swing State

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Spiritual lessons from the crucial presidential vote in Ohio.


Lessons from the 9/11/ Commission Report

Lessons from the 9/11/ Commission Report

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Overcoming our failure of imagination.


Forestalling the Stage of Acceptance

Forestalling the Stage of Acceptance

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It would be tragic to accept the crisis in Israel as a normal part of reality.


The Murder of Nick Berg

The Murder of Nick Berg

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Trying to make sense of the savagery.