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Like Solomon Northup, Esther could not reveal her true identity.
Purim is the opportune time to work on piercing through the darkness and strengthen your connection to God.
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.
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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.
There’s an Esther, Haman and Mordechai in all of us.
Exploring the mystical underpinnings of this misunderstood concept.
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.
Dressing modestly states: I am defined by who I am inside, not by what I look like on the outside.
Purim teaches us to appreciate the world's awesome beauty, amidst so much chaos and horror.
Defining faith, belief and knowledge.
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.
How to find God.
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.
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 13, 2010
October 31, 2011 6:09 PM
importance of laughter
Laughter is a gift from God to help us get through tough spots in our lives. it is also wonderful to watch or read something funny every day even if mothing is wrong. It keeps the endorphens running through our souls.
March 8, 2011 2:26 PM
Worthy is the LORD for He found it worthy that we be humorous.
When l got saved, my sisters feared that l would lose my jokes that kept them laughing through problems. Later after realizing that my jokes were more humorous and cleaner , she revealed to me that she thought l would be a stone faced person having nothing to laugh about. Not long ago my wife met a prophet and asked him why he does not like playing praise songs in his radio station, only worship, his reply was- there is nothing to praise about. When she came home and told me about it we laughed ourselves silly. I told my wife the prophet’s profession is currently on repentance so that people can return to God but in a church he can also laugh again. I cant forget the day God made me laugh for no apparent reason l just laughed and laughed and laughed feeling happy such that it bubbled all over me at one point l worried what if l don’t stop, Holy laughter something was happening in my spiritual person, l was never the same again. Laughter is good and healing and especially when one appreciates from whom it came.
March 27, 2010 12:25 AM
One is never ready or old enough to loose their mommy
March 17, 2010 3:27 AM
People that have a mother, a real mother that loves them has the greatest gift in the world. It is difficult for me to not envy that. I know that I should not and cannot envy as it is a sin, but be grateful if you have or have had a mother who loves or really loved you... and you know it or knew it and knew it all along and were so happy, so very happy being truly loved.
March 15, 2010 9:32 PM
Blink of an eye
What is our life span here on earth but a blink of an eye.
Heaven is real and we'll meet our loved ones in Heaven
to spend an eternity with. Meanwhile, we heal the wounded hearts with balms of gentle laughter.
March 14, 2010 8:26 PM
Laughter does heal, but what this clip so beautifully showed was that it's not at the expense of empathy. It doesn't discount pain. Healing laughter blends with heart.
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