Parshat Pekudei 5782

Parshat Pekudei 5782💡The 12 Steps; I’m helpless to change without help from Hashem and others. I started learning last week in a twelve step program💖 run by an Israeli outreach organization. There were people there from all backgrounds. Some of the participants are recovering addicts, but many of the participants are those who came toContinue reading “Parshat Pekudei 5782”

The Twelve Steps

This quote comes from the 8th Step in the 12 Step program.  True healing comes about when we can forgive others and acknowledge our mistakes.   Trusting in a Higher Power and knowing everything happens for a reason, and is ultimately for our best, can help us let go of our resentments and bad feelings. JustContinue reading “The Twelve Steps”

Parshat Tetzaveh 5782💡

This weeks parsha deals almost exclusively with the service of the Kohanim. One of the special vestments of the Kohen Hagadol, Aharon, was the choshen,❤️ a special breastplate that he wore during the service in the Mishkan. On the choshen were inscribed the names of the twelve tribes. Aharon Hacohen carried the Jewish people onContinue reading “Parshat Tetzaveh 5782💡”

Joey Rosenfeld on Brokenness

A friend of mine sent me this quote recently, while he was listening to Joey Rosenfeld’s interview on the Meaningful People podcast. I think it is a very powerful insight which complements my last article about the beauty of a broken heart. Joey Rosenfeld is a brilliant young teacher and therapist living in St. Louis,Continue reading “Joey Rosenfeld on Brokenness”

Mindfulness According to Rebbe Nachman 9- A Broken Heart

What does it mean to have a broken heart?  Is having a broken heart the same thing as sadness?  What is the difference between them?  We touched on the subject of sadness in the first article in this series- Mindfulness According to Rebbe Nachman.  Let us explore what Rebbe Nachman teaches us regarding these questions.Continue reading “Mindfulness According to Rebbe Nachman 9- A Broken Heart”