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The sanctity of change

The sanctity of change

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"To whom shall I turn when the clouds of the present eclipse the rays of tomorrow?... I enter the sanctuary, again, to await the echo of your …

The pitfalls of anger

The pitfalls of anger

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Parshat Korach, Numbers 16:1-18:32

Hearts open, eyes clear

Hearts open, eyes clear

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Parshat Sh’lach Lecha, Numbers 13:2

When we succeed, we must humble ourselves before God

When we succeed, we must humble ourselves before God

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Parshat Beha’alotcha, Numbers 8:1–12:16

Enjoying the pleasures of this world

Enjoying the pleasures of this world

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Parshat Naso, Numbers 4:21–7:89

The three ingredients in Torah study and life

The three ingredients in Torah study and life

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Parshat Bamidbar, Numbers 1:1–4:20

Geologists of the soul

Geologists of the soul

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Parshats Behar-Bechukotai; Leviticus 25:1–26:2, Leviticus 26:3–27:34

Disconnecting electronically and connecting to G-d

Disconnecting electronically and connecting to G-d

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Parshat Emor, Leviticus 21:1–24:23

Our labors do not give us ownership of the natural world

Our labors do not give us ownership of the natural world

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Parshat Acharei-Kedoshim, Leviticus 16:1-20:27

Tending to our physical and spiritual health

Tending to our physical and spiritual health

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Parshat Tazria-Metzora, Leviticus 12:1–15:33

Kashrut traditions and the ethical dimensions of food consumption

Kashrut traditions and the ethical dimensions of food consumption

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Parshat Shemini, Leviticus 9:1–11:47

Mi k’amcha Yisrael: Who is like Your nation, Israel?

Mi k’amcha Yisrael: Who is like Your nation, Israel?

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Passover

Having what you truly need is key to happiness

Having what you truly need is key to happiness

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Passover

A garnish takes center stage

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So, everyone who’s ever purchased a bundle or three of parsley for Pesach and then still seemed to have a bundle or three of parsley left when…

Passing over bread at breakfast

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While I love Passover, I find breakfast the most challenging meal during the holiday of unleavened bread. Removing foods made with flour and g…

Setting a stylish yet traditional Passover table

Setting a stylish yet traditional Passover table

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Even though “stylish” and “traditional” may seem like opposites and mean something different to each of us, the two qualities can actually be …

Perceiving our destiny

Perceiving our destiny

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In the Friday night Kiddush we recite at the Shabbat table every week, there is a phrase that is puzzling at best, nonsensical at worst: “Bles…

The surprising benefits of the Passover diet

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For a millennia-old religious celebration that has little to do with physical well-being, the Passover holiday offers unexpected health-relate…

How to prepare your Seder plate quickly and easily

How to prepare your Seder plate quickly and easily

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Preparing the Seder plate can seem overwhelming, but it needn’t be.

What is your particular calling and how are you using it?

What is your particular calling and how are you using it?

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Parshat Vayikra, Leviticus 1:1–5:26