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Legalizing Assisted Suicide

Legalizing Assisted Suicide

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Last week, the Dutch Parliament officially legalized what has been common practice in the Netherlands for many years: the killing of patients by doctors.

Life is Beautiful

Life is Beautiful

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About two years ago, we had an unplanned growth in our family -- a large cancerous tumor.

Bad Attitude: A True Story For Yom Kippur

Bad Attitude: A True Story For Yom Kippur

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"My career was still stuck in neutral. I wasn't working. I wasn't doing anything to get things going either, except blaming my roomate for ruining my life with his success."

Micros and Macros

Micros and Macros

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How do we face the challenges of these most significant days?

Principles of the Soul: #13 - The Communication Lie

Principles of the Soul: #13 - The Communication Lie

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Spouses don't feel alienated from each other because they can't communicate; they feel alienated because all they are communicating is negativity.

We Are What We Say

We Are What We Say

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Appreciating the immense impact of those little words we utter.

Soul Matters: #5 Prayer Made Practical

Soul Matters: #5 Prayer Made Practical

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Prayer can be difficult. Here are some practical exercises on how to use it to our advantage.

Happiness: the Fuel for a Meaningful Life

Happiness: the Fuel for a Meaningful Life

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How to find happiness by living in the present and anticipating the future. An excerpt from the new book "Powers of the Soul".

Soul Matters: #4 - Worlds and Levels of Soul

Soul Matters: #4 - Worlds and Levels of Soul

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The levels of soul transform prayer into a spiritual elevator that takes us up into the presence of God.

Principle of the Soul: #12 - The Deeper Meaning of Physical Intimacy

Principle of the Soul: #12 - The Deeper Meaning of Physical Intimacy

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It has the potential for intense holiness and intense corruption, depending who's at the helm -- your soul or your ego.

Soul Matters: #3 - Souls and Prayer

Soul Matters: #3 - Souls and Prayer

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Connecting with the five levels of soul during prayer draws down different aspects of spiritual energy and transforms the prayer experience.

Principles of the Soul: #11 - Marriage and True Intimacy

Principles of the Soul: #11 - Marriage and True Intimacy

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Intimacy is ever-present and waiting to emerge as soon as the ego gets out of the way.

Soul Matters: #2 - Unifying Souls

Soul Matters: #2 - Unifying Souls

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The five levels of soul channel the light of God into us, but our actions effect the flow of spiritual energy.

Principles of the Soul #10: The Mystical Art of Passover Cleaning

Principles of the Soul #10: The Mystical Art of Passover Cleaning

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Finding and burning the chametz is akin to finding and purging the ego to let the soul shine through.

On Becoming A Kind Person

On Becoming A Kind Person

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Small acts of kindness bring fulfillment and joy to the doer, but most importantly they have life-transforming potential.

Principles of the Soul: #9 - Content vs. Context

Principles of the Soul: #9 - Content vs. Context

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One of Judaism's secrets to having healthy marriage: Step away from angry content to relate to your partner in context.

Soul Matters: #1 - Real Soul Brothers

Soul Matters: #1 - Real Soul Brothers

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The soul is a complex spiritual entity made up of five intricately connected parts, which may explain why at times we feel different degrees of spirituality.

Principles of the Soul: #8 - Your Soul and Your Soulmate

Principles of the Soul: #8 - Your Soul and Your Soulmate

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The challenge of marriage is to come to a constant recognition that you are actually one unit.

Principles of the Soul: #7 - Purim, Soul and Your Role in History

Principles of the Soul: #7 - Purim, Soul and Your Role in History

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Purim teaches us that nothing is random, and that every soul has a role to play in the Divine tapestry called history.

Principle of the Soul: #6 - Don't Wreck Your Life

Principle of the Soul: #6 - Don't Wreck Your Life

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When you are caught up in your ego -- whether you are scared, angry, nervous, or frustrated -- you are incapable of making a sane decision.

Principle of the Soul #5 - It's the Thought that Counts

Principle of the Soul #5 - It's the Thought that Counts

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Learning to separate ego-driven thinking from soul-inspired thinking is a challenge of growing spiritually.

Principles of the Soul: #4 - A View of the Universe

Principles of the Soul: #4 - A View of the Universe

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The ego says that external circumstances define how you should feel. The soul says that the controls are all internal. What do you think?

Principles of the Soul: #3 - Giving Vs. Taking

Principles of the Soul: #3 - Giving Vs. Taking

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The struggle between your soul and your ego is over life-affirming giving and body-deteriorating taking.

Principles of the Soul #2: The Ego

Principles of the Soul #2: The Ego

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Your ego is that inner voice that makes you act like an idiot. Silencing it may not be possible, but controlling it is.

Principles of the Soul: #1 - Your Essence

Principles of the Soul: #1 - Your Essence

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At your innermost point is a spark of pure Divinity: your soul. That essence gives you all the wisdom and perspective you need in life. (First in a series.)

Our Bout with Cancer

Our Bout with Cancer

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A bout with a terrifying illness teaches that no pain, no matter how great, can match the power of the human soul.

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