Part two of this series addresses the question of how Judaism distinguishes between the natural and man-made and why these differences are significant.
A record number of Americans are unhappy with the candidates and the harsh tenor of the campaign. Judaism provides us with a model which can foster civil and productive disagreement.
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?
What can the prophet Hagi teach us about how we should react to the reality that the proposed deal regarding Iran’s nuclear program will be ratified.
Should we always forgive? And if we are going to forgive how should we?
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.
Rabbi Steven Saks
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