After we die God and humanity will judge the story of our life. Let’s ensure we like the story we will leave behind now, while we still have the opportunity to write our own ending. Furthermore, how can we stop the story of American Jewry from ending in disaster and reverse the trend of the disappearance of the American Jew?
We think of Yom Kippur as our day in court to stand before God in judgment. But when God thinks of Yom Kippur does he think in term of judgment or relationships? Furthermore, do we have to wait for Yom Kippur to improve our relationship with God and our fellow?
It is believed that God gave Cain a mark as a sign of forgiveness for the murder of Abel. The Torah however, tells us that he was given a “sign.” Was this sign a mark or something else and what does it symbolize?
Dr. Gary Chapman explains that there are five distinctive “languages” in which people feel loved. By learning your loved one's love language you can improve and strengthen your relationship with them.
Does God need our prayers? If he does not, then why do we spend about 27 hours in synagogue praying over the High Holidays?
There is no question that, at times, life will treat us unjustly. The question is, “How do we respond?” Do we become mired in anger or find ways to allow ourselves to move on?
While we would rather hear only good things about ourselves, soliciting praise alone can be dangerous. Furthermore, people may be hesitant to share constructive criticism for fear of offending. How can we solicit and keep an open mind to constructive criticism?
During the Ten Days of Repentance we are taught that the performance of one good deed can tip the scales of judgment in our favor. Not only can the performance on a good deed tip the scales of judgment in your favor, it can improve the world for the better, as will be explained.
When we offend a friend the offense creates distance between. A successful apology can close that distance. But how does one successfully apologize?
Often life treats us unfairly and we become angry with God. How should we deal with our anger towards our creator?
Rabbi Steven Saks
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