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

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

On Becoming A Kind Person

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

Kabbala #9: Daat - The Bridge Between Idea and Reality

The third of the Ten Sefirot -- daat -- allows flashes of inspiration, once processed, to be brought to fruition.

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

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

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.

Kabbala #8: Binah - Processing Wisdom

The second of the Ten Sefirot -- binah – is the womb where raw understanding is developed and processed.

Morality: Who Needs God?

If there is an absolute standard of morality, then there must be a God. Disagree? Consider the alternative.

Hearing God

Prayer is a two-way street, speaking as well as listening.

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

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

Kabbala #7: Chochma: Inspired Intellect

Out of the Ten Sefirot, chochmah, wisdom is the trait which allows creating something out of nothing, for it truly comes from "nowhere."

Holywoman

An encounter with a hidden Jewish holy woman turns the world of a devotee to Eastern religions upside down.

Kabbala #6: The Sefirot and the Divine Plan

God funnels His will through the primary Sefirot of intellect, creating a world where each event and interaction is part of a larger, comprehensible pattern.

An Attitude of Gratitude: #2

When we are grateful for God's gifts, He only wants to give us more.

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

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

Kabbala #5: Prayer, Study and the Ten Sefirot

Prayer lifts us above a fragmented world, where we turn our focus to only One God, whose many attributes make up one cohesive union.

Transcendence and Oneness

Kurt Vonnegut and encounters with the Infinite source of existence.

Climbing the Mountain: Essay and Interview with Kirk Douglas

After 80+ movies, surviving a helicopter crash and a stroke, the famous actor who just turned 100 finds fulfillment in Torah study.

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

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

Kabbala #4: Why 10?

Ten Sefirot are not "ten" by chance -- their number helps us understand the design of the entire world.

Making Contact

How can we perceive the Infinite while stuck in a finite world?

A Handicapped Look at Disability

An evening's encounter with a handicapped couple overturns misconceptions that have crippled one woman over a lifetime.

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

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

Kabbala #3: The Ten Sefirot

A Kabbalistic concept explaining the multiplicity of God's manifestations in the world helps us see how God is truly One.

What is Prayer?

Prayer is not a half-hearted ritual recitation of words; it is an outpouring of the heart.

God: An Introduction

Delve into some mind-boggling concepts in this exploration of the Jewish definition of God.

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

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

Kabbala #2: Perceiving the Infinite

How can we get a glimpse of God? Kabbala reveals how the Infinite interacts with humanity.

Kabbala #1: What Is Kabbala?

Kabbala is the Torah's expression of the way the world works. Removed from its source, it's a lot of rubbish. (First in a series.)

Search for Truth

Searching for religious truth is more than a matter of faith. It requires a unique blend of genuine tolerance with cogent reasoning and intellectual honesty.

Faith Healing

A father's struggle with faith amidst loss and pain.

Principles of the Soul #2: The Ego

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

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.)

Way #16: Apply Business Acumen To Living

A business has to function at maximum efficiency. Apply those same core principles to your pursuit of a great personal and spiritual life.

6 Constant - #1 - Know There is a God

Cultivate the greatest possible relationship with the greatest possible benefits.

Five Levels of Pleasure

Life is full of pleasures. But some are a quantum leap above the rest.

Way #6: Mastering Fear

Roller coasters and horror movies... we pay good money to be scared out of our wits. Harness the energy of "fear" for positive purposes.

Way #8: Constant Joy

Joy gives you the power, motivation and confidence to achieve things that otherwise seem too difficult to attempt. Better than a granola bar - joy is pure energy.

Our Bout with Cancer

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

How Can We Be Sure of Anything

In this age of information overload, how do we sort out the good from the bad? Here are powerful techniques to really "know what you know."

40 Days to a Better Self

Prayer is not waving a magic wand and hoping for the best.

The Secret of Happiness

The key to happiness is to appreciate what you have. If it's so simple, why are so many people unhappy?

How To Get Your Prayers Answered

Do you feel like you're talking to a wall when you pray? Here's five key tools for getting your prayers answered.

The Meaning Of Life

Until you know what you are willing to die for, you have not yet begun to live.

The Five Belts of Being Intellectual

Gaining objective definitions is the first step to intellectual honesty. Applying those definitions to life is what determines greatness.

Friendship, Love and Unity

Understanding the dynamics of love can improve our relationships ― and the success of our entire nation.

To Pray Or Not To Pray

The saying goes: "God giveth and God taketh away." Is it all random? Or is there a deep message that we can tap into for personal growth and actualization?

Jews for Jesus

Underhanded tactics lure unsuspecting Jews into joining a Christian movement.

The ABC's of Judaism

Embedded deep in our consciousness is the knowledge of life's precious secrets. The key to access them is the ABCs.

Way #34: Use Your Inner Guide

Buried within the subconscious lies the knowledge of everything we need to know about living.

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