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  • Learning to argue on Tisha b’Av

    18 hours ago

    As we approach Tisha b’Av, the State of Israel is at war. The day’s commemoration of sorrow and pain, and urgent calls for introspection and reflection, couldn’t be coming at a more needed time.

    On Tisha b’Av we take upon ourselves the burden, and the grace, of our connection to...

  • Rav Kook – The Shmitta – and Personal Release – Parashat Behar-Behalotecha

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    May 2, 2013 | 2:46 pm

    “Any life, no matter how long and complex it may be, is made up of a single moment – the moment in which a person finds out once and for all who s/he is.” (Jorge Luis Borges)

    So often it is the inner voices (from tradition, society, family, friends, and mentors) and not our own...

  • A Reflection on Humility

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    February 10, 2013 | 9:06 pm

    Anivut (humility) has a very special priority in Jewish positive self-development. Rav Kook wrote (The Moral Principles, page 174) that “Humility is associated with spiritual perfection. When humility effects depression it is defective, when it is genuine it inspires joy, courage,...