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You Do as You Say

You Do as You Say

There’s been a lot of talk lately about a tiny little part of the brain called the amygdala.  Some have called it the monkey brain, others call it the primal brain – it’s the part of the brain which is responsible for our fight, flight or freeze response. ...

Vision

Vision

It is my life goal to inspire those who have become a part of my virtual family. So, as part of that goal, twice a week I post graphics and sayings to my social media accounts that I feel uplift and encourage.  One of those says, “vision is about more than what...

Resolving to be Less Perfect

Resolving to be Less Perfect

Perfection Paralysis.  As soon as you read the words, you know what I’m talking about.  We all suffer from it to some degree or another and around the Jewish holidays, it seems to get worse.  We know there’s something we need to do, but because we want...

Made According to His Will

Made According to His Will

Every morning Torah observant Jewish men and women recite a set of prayers referred to as the “morning brachot” or morning blessings.  It is a set of 14 blessings which thank G-d for the way He runs the world.  Some of these are more global in their focus –...

Penina Pareve

Penina Pareve

Food is a really big part of our lives.  Trying to live without it is impossible, but what we choose to eat can determine what kind of a life we live.  Choosing the “wrong” foods can bring a lot of physical satisfaction, but terrible consequences leading us...

Shabbat Derech Eretz

Shabbat Derech Eretz

The day after this coming Shabbat is the holiday of Shavuot. That means that this coming Shabbat is the Shabbat immediately preceding the holiday of Shavuot.  I know that's a no-brainer, but bear with me here... The Shabbat preceding each major holiday has a special...

It’s not a Hole, it’s a Train Station!

It’s not a Hole, it’s a Train Station!

There’s a lot of construction going on in Jerusalem; the city has been installing a light-rail train system to ease transportation congestion that has resulted from the unbelievable growth in population the city has experienced over the past decade.  In addition to...

Who am I?

Sometime around the age of three a child begins to become self-aware.  From the moment they are born they slowly begin to become aware of the world around them – first it’s simply an awareness of their environment – the lights, the temperature, everything has changed...

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