Self-Transformation
March 13, 2020

The Path of Great Compassion

When the Hasidic Master, Yitzhak of Vorki passed away, his son was broken- hearted. He acutely felt the loss of his father and prayed for a sign from him. After…
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Self-Transformation
February 28, 2020

Integrity

As one of his spiritual disciplines, Saint Francis of Assisi never ate meat. Once, however, because he was ill, he ate a little bit of chicken. When his physical strength…
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Self-Transformation
January 23, 2020

Forgiveness

“If I have done any wrong toward my parents, my teacher, my elders, to anybody in the past, by thought, by deed, by word, consciously or unconsciously, may I be…
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Self-Transformation
January 17, 2020

Purify Our Hearts

In the Sabbath prayers we say: “Purify our hearts to serve You in truth”. There is no more powerful teaching than this. The purification of our heart lies at the…
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Self-Transformation
January 3, 2020

The Transforming Power of Spiritual Love II: The Sacrificial Love of a Great Soul

Who is willing to put the needs of others before their own needs? Who is willing to make sacrifices for the sake of humanity? Which one of us is prepared…
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Self-Transformation
November 22, 2019

Keep the Mind Up

When my wife Nomi was pregnant with our second son Navonel, she was forced to spend an extended period in hospital lying on her back. Adir, our five year old,…
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Self-Transformation
September 20, 2019

Teshuvah III: Want Nothing for the Lower Self

“While I had heard and read about selflessness, purity, and goodness, and while I thought I knew people who exemplified those golden qualities, actually I had not the faintest idea…
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Self-Transformation
September 13, 2019

Teshuvah II: The Path of Return

Each day, there is a bat kol, a heavenly voice, which calls out from Mount Sinai: “Return O faithless children” (Jer. 3:14) - Tractate Hagigah 15A The Hasidic Master, Yisrael…
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Self-Transformation
September 6, 2019

Teshuvah – Return

Most of us live a fragmented existence. We are pulled in many directions at once. Our days have no clear purpose or direction. Our activities do not reflect who we…
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Self-Transformation
July 26, 2019

Standing in the Light

“You have set our wrongdoings before You, our hidden sins before the light of Your countenance.” - Psalm 90:8 When we hold an object at a distance from a light…
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