BREAK THE TRAP : RETHINK, EXPAND, & MIRROR

BREAK THE TRAP : RETHINK, EXPAND, & MIRROR

#emotional-exhaustion Let me ask you to guess something: How many searches do you think are made on Google on a daily basis? Who thinks 900 Million? Who thinks 2 billion? Who thinks more than 5 billion? The number is about 5.5 billion searches per day. Now let me share with you another amazing fact: On August 16, 2013, Google was…

KI TAVO: RETHINKING AND FORGING OUR PATH TOWARD PERSONAL GROWTH.

KI TAVO: RETHINKING AND FORGING OUR PATH TOWARD PERSONAL GROWTH.

Parashat Ki Tavo is one of the two Tochecha Torah portions. Tochecah means rebuke. But this is not a friendly rebuke, not even a tough criticism. This rebuke is more of a threat. ARUR Ha’Ish, ARUR Ha’Am – cursed be the person, cursed be the people who fall into this or that behavior…Now, the lists of wrongdoings and curses are very explicit…

KI TITZEH:THE DAY TORAH BECAME A HORROR TALE

KI TITZEH:THE DAY TORAH BECAME A HORROR TALE

In 1845 Heinrich Hoffman wrote the famous —Struwwelpeter, or in its English version “Shockheaded Peter”. The book tells several stories, presenting pretty horrifying consequences of children’s misbehavior. It has a very clear methodology and goal, scaring children for the sake of preventing misbehavior. Even when written thousands of years earlier, this week’s Sidrah is Torah’s version of Shockheaded Peter. We…

WHAT WOULD IT TAKE FOR US TO STOP WHAT WE ARE DOING? : PARASHAT EIKEV #MENTALHEALTHMATTERS

WHAT WOULD IT TAKE FOR US TO STOP WHAT WE ARE DOING? : PARASHAT EIKEV #MENTALHEALTHMATTERS

What would it take for us to stop what we are doing? Eikev, the name of this Sidra means: since or because, but it also means heel, the part of our bodies that connects us to earth, the component upon which everything else stands. Tonight, originally, I wanted to talk about foundational – core values as a general concept. However…