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  • Learning to argue on Tisha b’Av

    July 31, 2014 | 11:20 am

    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,...