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Ethics of the Fathers, 3:7 Safety in Numbers

Ethics of the Fathers, 3:7 Safety in Numbers

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More than misery loves company, sanctity thrives among the many.

10 Reasons Why Life Is like Riding a Bike

10 Reasons Why Life Is like Riding a Bike

by Bracha Kurtzer

How to really enjoy the ride.

The Pursuit of Happiness? Ethics of the Fathers, 3:6

The Pursuit of Happiness? Ethics of the Fathers, 3:6

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Is our passionate quest for leisure time what Thomas Jefferson had in mind?

Gossip: A 3-min Film

Gossip: A 3-min Film

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A little gossip never hurts anyone, right? Wrong!

Stranger on the Hospital Stairs

Stranger on the Hospital Stairs

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As the Jewish nation defends its very existence, grief and pain surround us. It all stems from one source.

A Bucketful of Miracles

A Bucketful of Miracles

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Experiencing descent for the sake of ascent.

The Greatest Protection: Ethics of the Fathers, 3:5

The Greatest Protection: Ethics of the Fathers, 3:5

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Should we be afraid of things that go bump in the night?

Building Your Self-Image

Building Your Self-Image

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Tools for banishing those negative perceptions of self.

Making Judaism Work

Making Judaism Work

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Why doesn't Torah observance create a better person automatically?

The Experience of Serious Illness

The Experience of Serious Illness

by Naomi Brudner

Caregiving is never easy, but it is an opportunity to help the patient in a profound and meaningful way.

Not by Bread Alone: Ethics of the Fathers, 3:4

Not by Bread Alone: Ethics of the Fathers, 3:4

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What does your dining experience look like?

The Location of the Soul: Ethics of the Fathers, 3:3

The Location of the Soul: Ethics of the Fathers, 3:3

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It is the quality of speech that separates us from all other forms of creation. Why?

Seeing Miracles

Seeing Miracles

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Have you seen your miracle today?

It Ain't Over 'Til It's Passover

It Ain't Over 'Til It's Passover

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This Passover, break free from the ruthless hi-tech servitude.

Other People's Shoes

Other People's Shoes

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Strategies for judging favorably.

A Prayer for Freedom: Ethics of the Fathers 3:2

A Prayer for Freedom: Ethics of the Fathers 3:2

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Why pray for a non-Jewish government?

The Hero Within

The Hero Within

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Twelve years after contracting Lou Gehrig's Disease, Dr. Rahamim Melamed-Cohen, now totally paralyzed, enjoys a life of productivity -- and love.

Done Shopping

Done Shopping

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I thought I needed a new sweater, but what I really needed was a new outlook.

Three Reflections: Ethics of the Fathers, 3:1

Three Reflections: Ethics of the Fathers, 3:1

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How to make sure you stay on the right path.

Winning the Race: Ethics of the Fathers, 2:21

Winning the Race: Ethics of the Fathers, 2:21

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In spiritual pursuits, the very act of trying counts as success.

Slam Dunking

Slam Dunking

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Three important lessons I learned from basketball.

Collecting Diamonds: Ethics of the Fathers, 2:20

Collecting Diamonds: Ethics of the Fathers, 2:20

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The time is short and diamonds are everywhere!

The Security of Wisdom: Ethics of the Fathers, 2:19

The Security of Wisdom: Ethics of the Fathers, 2:19

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To understand why we believe what we believe, know how to answer a heretic.

Growths

Growths

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What should have been a joyous time of pregnancy became instead a time of terrible worry and fear, largely because I allowed it to be.

The Relevance of Prayer: Ethics of the Fathers, 2:18

The Relevance of Prayer: Ethics of the Fathers, 2:18

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Prayer is more than a response to crisis; it is an exercise in self-reflection and self-evaluation.

Grand Larceny: Ethics of the Fathers, 2:17

Grand Larceny: Ethics of the Fathers, 2:17

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As much as we owe the Almighty gratitude for our intrinsic natural abilities and talents, we owe Him even more for those blessings that are extrinsic.

Affirmations

Affirmations

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Could it be that uttering some well-chosen mantras can really change your life?

The Spiritual Workout

The Spiritual Workout

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When life's challenges feel like an Olympic training program.

Keep Your Eye on the Expert

Keep Your Eye on the Expert

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This Rosh Hashana, become the person you wish you were.

The Evil Eye: Ethics of the Fathers, 2:16

The Evil Eye: Ethics of the Fathers, 2:16

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When everything we have just isn't enough.

Ethics of the Fathers, 2:15: Three Foundations of Spiritual Harmony

Ethics of the Fathers, 2:15: Three Foundations of Spiritual Harmony

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To achieve spiritual harmony, a Jew has to achieve perfection in his relationship with the Almighty, with society, and with himself.

Where is My Mind?

Where is My Mind?

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You know where your hands are; do you know where your mind is?

Spiritual Vertigo: Ethics of the Fathers, 2:14

Spiritual Vertigo: Ethics of the Fathers, 2:14

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Protecting oneself from spiritual myopia.

Ethics of the Fathers, 2:13: Lighting the Way through Darkness

Ethics of the Fathers, 2:13: Lighting the Way through Darkness

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What is the good path? An in-depth, mystical analysis

The Ways of Wisdom: Ethics of the Fathers, 2:12

The Ways of Wisdom: Ethics of the Fathers, 2:12

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Which is greater: knowledge or reason?

This Is a Test

This Is a Test

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Recognizing the spiritual challenges behind life's little calamities.

The Qualities of Greatness: Ethics of the Fathers, 2:10-11

The Qualities of Greatness: Ethics of the Fathers, 2:10-11

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What are the critical qualities needed to attain greatness?

As Vital as Oxygen: Ethics of the Fathers, 2:9

As Vital as Oxygen: Ethics of the Fathers, 2:9

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What was Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkai thinking?

The Real Thing: Ethics of the Fathers 2:8

The Real Thing: Ethics of the Fathers 2:8

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LIFE: For best results, use as directed.

Thank You! 10 Formulas to Master Gratitude

Thank You! 10 Formulas to Master Gratitude

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Attaining happiness, joy, bliss, euphoria, ecstasy.

Waiting for the Next Miracle

Waiting for the Next Miracle

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Getting out of the "All-I-need-is" syndrome and embracing the moment.

Supersize Me! Ethics of the Fathers 2:8

Supersize Me! Ethics of the Fathers 2:8

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Simple logic dictates that we cannot have it all and should not want it all. But since when did that stop us from trying? (Part 1)

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.