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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.
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.
Independent sources confirm many of the major and minor characters of the Bible.
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.
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.
August 22, 2008
August 28, 2008 9:16 AM
Cool way to get college credits
A unique opportunity. I get to learn something meaningful and get college credits too.
August 26, 2008 12:40 PM
I think that if a person has some issues that they need to work out because of a bad experience they had, then they should work that out first and cleanse themself. Then they can start to use the tools of positive psychology to help them live a happy life
August 24, 2008 3:16 PM
our souls and relationships
Excellent video feed from Aish.com.
It certainly is important to remember our relationships with G-d and other people, because there is bound to be similarities involved with one another.
I would just hope that the world would listen and understand one another, as opposed to ignorance and oppression.
At least if I can show selflessness to some extent, then I ought to receive selflessness from others who care about me. It all depends on one's priorities between themselves and others.
August 24, 2008 2:35 PM
the road to Happy
We are living in an age in which the "idea" of positivity is taking root. There are so many books written about this notion. It isn't hard to understand and yet, why is it that so many people over so many years, feel great despair and do continue to experience deep depression and personal angst of all kinds? It's not hard to fathom, especially for a people for whom the Holocaust had such great "cost" and for whom the burden of intense suffering is a historical given.
The Secret, namely positivity, has been articulated in a very popular book but I don't think it's the entire story. I do totally agree with Tal Ben Shahar that to live, is to feel, increasingly, that there is another story running, and that it is to live in two worlds, recognizing that tikkun olam, the need to heal suffering, to extend friendship and love, is the mission for us all. It does seem that arriving in this place, is extraordinarily hard for so many and that a profound journey is involved, meaning you can't just "gift" this to someone. If the person is ready, then the teaching will be imbibed.
I think it's interesting one needs a "course in this" and for some, this will, perhaps, make sense. I don't think the lesson is that hard to learn and it has everything to do with putting the "kind" back into mankind, on all levels.
It is surely about ACTION and how we live our lives.
I applaud this lecturer for making this a universal subject and for including non Jews and also separating out religious observance from this. It's refreshing. Closeness with God surely does involve the "good" we do and I can point out something very clear, and that the word Good itself contains God. The other word that is "CLOSE" means closed, as in a closed system. Those of us who are open to extending our words to include all of us, meaning the entire world, well that's how we open our arms and bear arms in the most positive of ways. Namely we embrace each other as brothers. Yes, the others in brothers.
We will not move forward until we recognize that we are part of the family of man.
We have suffering in this world, and we have cruelty and terrible things. Sometimes it is hard to remain positive with all of this, and we do feel, in deep ways. I think this is a good thing if we can move out of this and keep on reaching for the light.
Life itself is bipolar. I am seeing that there is another story running and surely it's a journey of soul, and I am also seeing that the mystery itself is contained in the letters. In other words, that one ness that is what we call the light is present wherever we look and in words themselves are deep answers to the questions we all have, that are about existence itself and what we are doing here.
The true course in Miracles is the realization given in this video and it is also, the sanctification of our lives, meaning positivity coupled with sharing, with teaching, with love for not only each other but the environment and all beating hearts.
There is a man date and I do believe the answer to the greatest questions of all are contained by the letters themselves.
There is such alchemy to language and The Word. To use this gift, this clay, with positivity is the way to bring in the light.
August 24, 2008 6:35 AM
beautiful presentation. ideas expressed well and interesting. i hope many people benefit from this great soundbyte for a kick-start to a wonderful life.
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