We recite Kaddish for our dearly departed loved ones; yet, the Kaddish liturgy says nothing about the dead. What is the connection?
Life isn’t fair. The question is, “How do we respond?” Do we become mired in anger or find ways to allow ourselves to move on?
Though the term “Mindfulness” is a modern term, the Torah commands us to behave in a mindful way. “Mindfulness” can help us avoid taking disastrous action, overcome jealousy, and even be better parents.
Unfortunately, Congresswoman Omar has provided us with a wonderful example of how NOT to apologize.
When and how should you offer constructive criticism?
It has been said that the God of the so called “Old Testament” is a judgmental God. Is that truly the case?
Is observing the law enough or do we need to do more in order to do Teshuvah (repentance)?
How can a universal God who creates all in his image have a chosen people? What does it mean to be God’s chosen people?
Does God need our prayers? If he does not, then why do we spend about 27 hours in synagogue praying over the High Holidays?
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?
Rabbi Steven Saks
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