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Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein

The writer, who has a PhD. in Human Rights Law, is the chief rabbi of South Africa


Watch Your Words

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On Being a Kiddush Hashem

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Is Self-Interest Incompatible with Altruism?

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Why Human Beings were Created Last

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Spiritual Eating

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On Eagles’ Wings

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How to Grow through Tough Times

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The Best Way to Serve God

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What Happens When We Give?

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How Shabbat Changes Us

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Holy Space

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A Just World

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How To Become Great

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The Beginning of Time

In the depths of slavery, a message comes to the people. A message from God about the future. A...

Charging Through Life

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Seeing the Big Picture

Even if we don't see how, everything is ultimately part of God's masterplan.

What Story Do You Tell?

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Hanukkah: What's In a Name?

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The Importance of Having a Vision

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

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What Is the Real Meaning of Integrity?

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Reclaiming Jewish Identity from Anti-Semitism

Defining Jewish identity through joy and celebration, not pain and persecution.

Can You Ever Put God on Hold?

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How We Can Learn From Our Tests

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Do You Want to Build an Ark?

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Why Was Humanity Created Last?

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Yom Kippur: The Happiest Day of the Year

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Long Life and Honoring Parents

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The Connection Between Lego and Mitzvot

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What Does It Mean To Pray?

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How Do We Love God?

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How To React To Criticism

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How Do We Find Joy in the Process?

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What Is the Most Important Characteristic of a Leader?

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How to Avoid Life's Pitfalls

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How Do We Rise Above Groupthink?

Using the power of social pressure for good.

Are You Humble?

Four steps to bringing humility into your life.

How Do We Move On In Life

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