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Resolutions that Last

Resolutions that Last

by Emuna Braverman and Kabrel Geller

A little black book will help you keep the lessons of the holiday long past the week of celebration.

Empires Come and Go: Ethics of the Fathers: 2:7

Empires Come and Go: Ethics of the Fathers: 2:7

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In the midst of dark times, Hillel reminds us that Divine Providence guides every detail of history and justice will ultimately prevail.

Growing Joys

Growing Joys

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One amazing couple proves that it's never too late to change.

Universal Truths: Ethics of the Fathers: 2:6

Universal Truths: Ethics of the Fathers: 2:6

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In a universe that contains certain immutable truths, it's our responsibility to do our utmost to figure them out.

In the Grand Scheme of Things: Ethics of the Fathers: 2:5

In the Grand Scheme of Things: Ethics of the Fathers: 2:5

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When Hillel the Sage talks, it pays to listen.

Divine Intimacy: Ethics of the Fathers, 2:4

Divine Intimacy: Ethics of the Fathers, 2:4

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The ideal marriage as a paradigm for our relationship with God.

Jews and Power: Ethics of the Fathers, 2:3

Jews and Power: Ethics of the Fathers, 2:3

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Jewish history is one cautionary tale after another: Be cautious of ruling powers.

Eaten Up with Envy

Eaten Up with Envy

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God didn't forget about you. If you were meant to have that home, spouse, career -- you'd have it.

Getting Off the Couch

Getting Off the Couch

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Let go of the remote and get up and go.

Torah Study and Work: Ethics of the Fathers 2:2

Torah Study and Work: Ethics of the Fathers 2:2

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Striking a balance between the world of the spirit and the world of the body.

Lost and Found In the Great Outdoors

Lost and Found In the Great Outdoors

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Teenagers learn to reconnect with God and themselves in the wilderness.

The Garden of Forking Paths: Ethics of the Fathers 2:1

The Garden of Forking Paths: Ethics of the Fathers 2:1

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Practical wisdom on choosing wisely as we walk along the complex path of life.

Plan B

Plan B

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Relax. Just because our plans don't work out, doesn't mean that failure and disappointment are inevitable.

Miracle of Fire

Miracle of Fire

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The Human Potential Movement celebrates the power of man. Chanukah celebrates the power of the Divine.

God's Fingerprint

God's Fingerprint

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Looking for God in all the right places.

Finding Serenity

Finding Serenity

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Overcoming the common myths in mastering the state of serenity.

Dieting and Yom Kippur

Dieting and Yom Kippur

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Dieting as a paradigm for spiritual elevation.

Feeling God's Presence

Feeling God's Presence

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Spiritual exercises to connect to God's goodness in the world.

Climbing to the Top

Climbing to the Top

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Answering Rosh Hashana's question: Did you do as much as you could with the gifts the Almighty gave you?

Go for the Gold

Go for the Gold

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Achieving your personal victory this Rosh Hashana.

Nine Plus One

Nine Plus One

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What does animal tithing have to do with Rosh Hashanah? Everything.

A Case of the Gimmes

A Case of the Gimmes

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Giving brings meaning and love into our lives, and now we find out there's an additional bonus -- we live longer as well.

Enough Is (Not) Enough!

Enough Is (Not) Enough!

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When do we ever feel we truly have enough?

Stressed Out?

Stressed Out?

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There is an ancient Jewish solution that helps battle the stress in our lives, but it's not easy.

Talk is Cheap

Talk is Cheap

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Every time I open my mouth I am making a choice: Will I use my power of speech to heal, or will I use my words to hurt?

The Art of Desire: Ethics of the Fathers 1:16

The Art of Desire: Ethics of the Fathers 1:16

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Get a rabbi so he can teach you how to really enjoy life in a permissible, holy fashion.

In the Waiting Room

In the Waiting Room

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What do you do while you wait for the doctor in the waiting room?

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The "Noble" Prize

by Craig Hirsch

Don't settle for being good. Be great.

Smile Though Your Heart Is Aching: Ethics of the Fathers 1:15

Smile Though Your Heart Is Aching: Ethics of the Fathers 1:15

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Work on the externals, and the internals will eventually follow.

The Film is Rolling

The Film is Rolling

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Brief moments can be excruciatingly slow when projected on a movie screen.

Mine and Yours

Mine and Yours

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Psychological and chassidic insights into the four basic character types.

Me, Myself and I: Ethics of the Fathers 1:14

Me, Myself and I: Ethics of the Fathers 1:14

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Finding your unique self and sharing it with the world.

Diamond Processing

Diamond Processing

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Every person has buried deep inside a dazzling, million-dollar gem. We just need to cut away the dirt to find it.

Orange Juice Enlightenment

Orange Juice Enlightenment

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How to free the mind, heart, and spirit from the poison of judging others.

What Have You Done for Me Lately?

What Have You Done for Me Lately?

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It may make sense for businesses to judge by current performance, but this thinking is particularly toxic when applied outside the workforce.

Growth or Death: Ethics of the Fathers 1:13

Growth or Death: Ethics of the Fathers 1:13

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He not busy bein' born is busy dyin'.

The Pursuit of peace: Ethics of the Fathers 1:12

The Pursuit of peace: Ethics of the Fathers 1:12

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The path to peace is through loving others and loving Torah.

Questions Each Day

Questions Each Day

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Questions that can have a profound impact on your life.

Measuring Words: Ethics of the Fathers 1:11

Measuring Words: Ethics of the Fathers 1:11

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Our words can make or break our children.

Traveling Light

Traveling Light

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The guidelines for a good vacation are also great tools for the good life.

Daily Mind Building

Daily Mind Building

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A list of brief meditations that can have a profound impact on your life.

What The Angel Taught You

What The Angel Taught You

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Seven keys to life fulfillment.

Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness

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We wouldn't advocate random acts of spending. So why treat kindness any less seriously?

Path of the Soul #10: Trust

Path of the Soul #10: Trust

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Once you recognize that the world is not meant to be comfortable, certain, or easy, but rather an ideal training ground for the soul, trust in God can begin to take root.

No Short Cuts: Ethics of the Fathers 1:10

No Short Cuts: Ethics of the Fathers 1:10

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When you seek shortcuts in the spiritual, you always lose in the long run.

When Chocolate Isn't Enough

When Chocolate Isn't Enough

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There were times I needed more than eating chocolate to get me through the some of the more difficult moments in raising kids. But then I got in touch with my inner chocolate.

Path of the Soul #9: The Calm Soul

Path of the Soul #9: The Calm Soul

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Tranquility doesn't spell the end of our spiritual struggles; it's the inner quality that equips us to handle them.

Hitting the Bull's-Eye: Ethics of the Fathers 1:9

Hitting the Bull's-Eye: Ethics of the Fathers 1:9

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If the mind is prone to rationalization, how can we obtain true objectivity?

Path of the Soul #8: Strength of a Hero

Path of the Soul #8: Strength of a Hero

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Surrounded by a culture that celebrates self-indulgence, the real hero is one who practices self-restraint.

Path of the Soul #7: Loving Kindness

Path of the Soul #7: Loving Kindness

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Stretching ourselves in our caring for each other is central to our spiritual job description.

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