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THE SOUL CONNECTION - Rabbi Yehoshua Binyamin Falk

The Torah, the spiritual text as well as the practical guide for the entire creation, teaches that G-d created the world in ten statements, saying "Let there be light... Let there be a firmament... Let the waters gather... However, when it came to the creation... Read More



THE TRAGEDY OF MODERN MAN - Rabbi Chaim Zwick

The sense that something is missing, a longing for something just beyond our grasp, is a universal human experience. As psychologists, philosophers, poets and religious leaders have expressed it - "a yearning that knows no satisfaction." Read More



FREE WILL - THE REAL YOU - Rabbi Akiva Tatz, M.D.

The most important thing to grasp about being human is the fact that you have free choice. You make the decisions. You are responsible. We shall attempt to show that the secular world is not so sure about this, but as a Jew, you have to know that... Read More



CHANNELING SPIRITUAL LIGHT - Rabbi David Aaron

If G-d were the sun, each of us would be a ray of His divine light. The 20th century Kabbalist Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan explains in his book "Inner Space" that in order to feel this powerful truth, we must learn to disengage our inner self from its outer trappings. Read More



MEDITATION & TRANSFORMATION JEWISH STYLE - Rabbi Y. B. Falk

One of the experimental and clinical findings of scientists and doctors has corroborated the benefits of meditative breathing, because the combination of cadenced contemplation has apparently the power to harmonize imbalances to the psyche and emotions... Read More



SAFETY ROAD MAP FOR INTERPERSONAL TRAVEL - Rabbi Y. B. Falk

Let us begin by using a 21st Century (moshal) example of travel that "journeys" into the "highways" of our hearts and "byways" of our minds in order to enhance our relationships with others. Possibly one of the (Torah's) Five Books of Moses intentions for recording... Read More



THE VIRTUE OF CERTAINTY - Rabbi Lawrence Kelemen

As a counselor on the staff of a Jewish outreach group, I once met a teenager whose parents were agnostics and who had absorbed their attitude. Still, something attracted him to us, and eventually he started joining us for Shabbat services... Read More



TOO DISTRACTED: UNDERSTANDING THE... - Rabbi L. Kelemen

At Mount Sinai, when God first hinted to us what it would be like to live Torah lives, He promised: "You will be a kingdom of priests and a goy kadosh - a holy nation." Now, 3,300 years later, what adjectives most accurately describe... Read More



BEAUTY OF A SUNSET - Rabbi Yehoshua Binyamin Falk

Many of us are reaching the age when we look into a mirror only at calculated moments - that is, after we are prepared to see only what we would like to see and are able to ignore the rest. In our adolescence we were taught that youth equals success and aging is... Read More



INNER & OUTER HARMONY - Rabbi Akiva Tatz, M.D.

If one is in a situation where order or symmetry is apparent, one's response to that symmetry will depend on one's own inner sense of order or lack of it. For example, if one is traveling by train and is aware of the symmetrical rhythm of the wheels on the tracks... Read More




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