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  • Combatting Sloth!

    By Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz

    February 21, 2013 | 3:06 pm

    Classically, the vice of sloth (laziness) had two components:

    1. acedia – a lack of caring or indifference
    2. tristtitia – sadness, sorrow, or despair   

    I would argue that the negative aspect of individualism that exists today in 21st century is furthered by acedia. The...

  • The Art of Laziness

    By Amy Klein

    January 13, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Here were my New Year's resolutions: Clean out my house, get in shape, finish my novel, yada yada -- the same ones I made last year. And if the first two weeks of 2005 are anything to go by, the next 50 are sure to bring about failure in this endeavor.

    But at least I'm...

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