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Lashon Hara - The Laws of Speech
Jewish law tells how to and how not to speak. Words can be powerful and destructive weapons. We must be careful how we speak to our children and how we teach them to speak to others.
Making a Meaningful Bar or Bat Mitzvah
I think it's time to take the Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebration back to its roots. Let's remember what we are celebrating and reconsider the best way to celebrate.
Making Prayer Easy
It is not uncommon to struggle with prayer. If you have trouble connecting with traditional prayers, I have a few suggestions that might help.
Mitzvot of Sukkot
There are three mitzvot connected to the holiday of Sukkot: rejoicing, dwelling, and the gathering of the species.
Morning Prayer -Modeh Ani
Modeh Ani is the morning prayer we recite before we even get out of bed. What does it mean and why is it such an important part of our morning prayers?
Noah and the Flood
Most of us can recall the story of Noah and the Flood from our childhood. There are more pieces to this tale than building an ark, surviving a flood, and seeing a rainbow at the end.
Parsha Bamidbar is chock full of metaphorical lessons that we can easily apply to modern times.
In this week's Parsha, the Jewish people are still making their way in the desert. While a walk in the desert may sound tedious, this journey is anything but boring.
Passover and Freedom
One of the central themes of Passover is moving from slavery toward freedom. What does it mean to "be free"?
Preparing for the High Holidays
Simple anticipatory preparations in your holiday planning can help you embrace the entire process with ease and joy. Let our physical preparations not inhibit our spiritual readiness!
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