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Purim is the opportune time to work on piercing through the darkness and strengthen your connection to God.
Like Solomon Northup, Esther could not reveal her true identity.
Children went from being our employees to our bosses, replacing responsibility with entitlement.
The Arabs of Egypt are screaming for the rights that the Arabs in Israel already have.
Eighteen years after a series of deadly terror attacks leading up to Purim, a unique quilt helped stitch together broken hearts.
My groovy, let's-all-make-aliyah theme song that describes the various major redemption moments of the past century.
Matthew McConaughey and finding God in mysterious places.
Where is our shame?
Our eldest son is acting out in strange ways. Is this a passing phase or a cry for help?
Sometimes it is through the darkness that we can bring out our greatest light.
How to find God.
There’s an Esther, Haman and Mordechai in all of us.
How to bring more love and joy into your own marriage.
It’s Purim time, is everyone happy? If not, try these tools with your kids.
If it is, here’s an important Purim silver lining.
Three keys to peering into the soul of the person you’re dating.
Although they mean well, these three words are like a knife digging deeper into my heart.
7 tips on how to really thrive while being single.
Delve into some mind-boggling concepts in this exploration of the Jewish definition of God.
Read each word carefully... and all its secrets will be within your grasp.
Is God needed to create the universe?
Practical and relevant insights on the weekly parsha.
Advanced-level midrashic and Kabbalistic illuminations on the weekly parsha.
Lessons, stories and discussion questions for parents and kids.
An in-depth video series exploring Esther’s true role in the Purim story.
Watch the Purim story come alive.
Amazing infographic to SHARE with your friends and family about Judaism's most fun holiday.
Summing up the Purim holiday: They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat.
You voted for the three best jokes of the year and here they are!
With the Sochi Olympics now over, let’s go back 100 years and imagine what a Russian “Olympics” in these shtetls would have really looked like.
Are you surprised to hear an Academy Award winning actor thank God so publicly?
Purim and your unique role in life.
A big picture overview capturing the meaning and joy of the holiday.
The only failure is not trying.
March 6, 2010
March 14, 2010 11:57 PM
God Gave The All Impossible To Me
God Gave Me My Chances To Believe
By D.K. Milgrim-Heath
God gave me my chances to believe-
Help from my adversities I did receive.
By immediate family deaths emotionally did choke-
God took me in his arms spiritually within His yoke.
I drew now so heavily upon His prayers of love-
Giving me a new lease on life I've dreamed of.
Writing of spiritual thoughts becoming your thoughts too-
That makes us cope with healthier lives for me and for you.
By writing my life underwent a drastic change in His design-
I clearly tell all of His messages that He's quite divine.
With ever written poem I do feel closer to God our Lord-
Change your lives get closer to God come on aboard!
March 9, 2010 9:42 PM
I read this man's book 20 years ago and it made me sit up, take note, inspire me to believe that G_d is important and with Him all things are possible. He inspired me to become at teacher in my 30s and I now show Ben's film every year to my class. I will be meeting Ben in 2 weeks time. Can't wait.
March 9, 2010 5:45 PM
Re: rje -
How proud I am to have a way of life that says to me as Dr Carson does, and more. It reminds me that instead of just doing what the world around me tells me is "natural", I can instead spend the time needed to discover what gifts I have. I have intellect to plumb the mysteries and beauty of G-d's Will in my life and in His Torah; the emotions that enable me to empathise and sacrifice for the sake of others' benefit; the vision to accept that there is more that wht meets the eye in reality, and more...
These are basics of Torah, and with more people like Dr Carson out there more of us would see past our own cupcakes (as Rav Noach zt"l would put it) and become devotees to Good in this short life. Thanks do much for the reminder, Dr C!
March 8, 2010 3:41 AM
Dr. Ben Carson
To Akiva & Jackie: Yes, I agree with you, but there is so much more to this man than the few words his character speaks here. Type "Ben Carson" in your search box, and learn what he has done and is doing. This is one of the things he says: "Our Creator has endowed all of us not just with the ability to sing, dance or throw a ball, but with intellectual talent. Start getting in touch with that part of you that is intellectual and develop that, and think of careers that will allow you to use that."
He is truly an amazing man.
March 7, 2010 4:45 PM
I loved what you had to say Jackie. You rock!
March 7, 2010 2:43 PM
Speak from the heart
Once again, this proves that it is alway best to speak from the heart especially when you desire something such as a particular job. He could have said anything, but he spoke from his heart out of faith what he realy believed. That's inspiration. If we could develop that open sincere passion for for the "things" in life that move us, if we could just be open about the love of G_d, then we could see a different in the world. But let us just begin with us. Find something to be "passionate" or "In love" with and make it a goal to achieve the highest level of growth "faith" attainable. If your goal is to deepen your faith then come to know the Creator by studying His word. Whatever it takes, just do it. We don't get do-overs on yesterdays. Each day is it for that day. Look for the little things and make them especially important in you life. One of my passions, besides studying Torah, is making sure the wild birds have food to eat. I know it sounds silly, but I really enjoy watching them fly to and from the feeder. They call to each other, chase each other, share with each other. It makes my heart feel good to watch them. We all need to find the "somethings" in life that makes our hearts feel good. So all that to say this, find your passion and the faith to stand up for it, speak from your heart, and you too can achieve miracles. Oh by the way, a little kindness couldn't hurt either.
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