Changing my Internal Voice
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Changing my Internal Voice

There was once a town that faced a drought.  The Jews of the town were G-d fearing people, unlearned, but trying their best to serve their Maker.  In those days it was a common thing for preachers (maggidim) to wander around giving lectures designed to scare simple and faithful Jews into “repenting” their transgressions.  These...

Tzedakah Saves Lives
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Tzedakah Saves Lives

I recently learned a piece of Torah that opened up my conception of what tzedakah is and what tzedakah does.  The Lubavitcher Rebbe has pointed out that tzedakah does not mean charity, it means “justness,” from the word “tzedek,”  Rather than being an act that raises me up in my own estimation, tzedakah means doing...

Breaking Our Mazal
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Breaking Our Mazal

But the question is, will I act on this pledge? Am I, are any of us, able to truly change our way of doing things? Our personalities?

Baby Steps Towards Being Me
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Baby Steps Towards Being Me

As I approached one particular hill this morning, I told myself “just keep going, you can do it. Do not give in to the hard, just keep going to the top.”

Through the Dark
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Through the Dark

Parash Pinchas 5780 A couple of weeks ago, I had the incredible privilege to drive up North with my husband and very close friends to visit kivrei Tzadikim here in our magnificent and Holy Land.  There are many that dot the hillsides and even line the roads up there.  You can literally follow the timeline...

Bamidbar 5780 – Drop by Drop
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Bamidbar 5780 – Drop by Drop

I’m sick of zooming.   Don’t get me wrong, I am so grateful beyond words for this technology because it enabled me to learn and teach online for the last 2 months.  To still connect…sort of.  But as things open up more and more, I find that learning on a screen is less and less appealing. ...

The Strength in the Transition
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The Strength in the Transition

"But we’re not “back to normal” and it for sure doesn’t yet feel like we’re in Geula. But I have to believe that this Bein HaShmashos carries with it it’s own energy."

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