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  • Fast Healing (Vayikra)

    By Marcus J Freed

    March 17, 2016 | 12:44 pm

    The hardest task a teacher once set me was to rid my apartment of every emotionally-charged object I had received from an ex-girlfriend, or anything from a friendship that now had negative associations. This was an ‘energy audit’ of sorts, going through my possessions to sense...

  • Banish Stress & Get Happy: The Yoga of Exodus.

    By Marcus J Freed

    January 6, 2016 | 5:04 pm

    Banish Stress & Get Happy: The Yoga of Exodus.
    Kosher Sutra #13. Torah, Yoga, Meditation & Love


    Is your 2016 going to be a year of pushing or allowing? There is a time for both. Our education systems focus on continually pushing, producing & doing, but taken to its...

  • Zombies and Enlightenment

    By Emily Stern

    May 1, 2013 | 1:54 pm

    The Zombies are such spiritually enlightened ones who give up the self
    and follow "the way."

    The bloody headless ones need only the heart, and that is their path.

    and the vampires, yes, who live forever know the immortal and teach your blood they place beyond.

    In the...

  • Is Buddhism a Religion?

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 25, 2013 | 2:00 pm

    By Yeshaia Blakeney

    Buddhism is one of the fastest growing religions in the west.  One of the features of this religion that can help to account for its growth is that many don't consider Buddhism a religion at all.  Is Buddhism a Religion?  Many would say it is not, as it is...

  • Rousseau, Civilized Man and Chametz in the Heart!

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    February 23, 2013 | 10:33 pm

    It is generally viewed as a success of the Enlightenment that we have cast off what philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau called “homme sauvage” (the natural, free, wild man) and built up the “homme civilize” (the civilized, enlightened, modern man). As Rousseau, who paradoxically...

  • Guest Post – Reflections on Rabbi David Hartman z”l

    February 12, 2013 | 6:39 am


    The first time I heard Rabbi David Hartman speak was in the summer following my “shannah aleph” year in Israel between high school and college....

  • For haredi Orthodox, Internet threat harkens back to the Enlightenment

    May 22, 2012 | 1:47 pm

    To the outside observer, the Charedi Orthodox anti-Internet rally at New York’s Citi Field may have looked uniform: a single mass of black hats, white shirts and brown beards.

    But the crowd at the May 20 event was far from homogeneous.

    Yiddish speakers sat next to Anglophones....