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”

Mindfulness According to Rebbe Nachman 8- Shabbat

Every week we have an opportunity to connect to a space in time that is unique, special and different from the other days of the week, Shabbat.  Every week on Shabbat, we can return to our essential selves and to our eternal connection with God.  We can leave behind the struggles of the week, theContinue reading “Mindfulness According to Rebbe Nachman 8- Shabbat”

Mindfulness According to Rebbe Nachman 7- Lag B’Omer

There is a lot of interest today in a part of the Torah which is becoming more and more revealed in our time, Penimiut HaTorah, the inner light of the Torah.  What does the inner light of the Torah mean?  What does it mean to learn the inner light?  Is this part of the TorahContinue reading “Mindfulness According to Rebbe Nachman 7- Lag B’Omer”

Mindfulness According to Rebbe Nachman 6

Fear.  Fear is something I believe that we all struggle with on one level or another.  Fear prevents us from being composed, from being in the moment, and from making good decisions.  It clouds our mind and our judgment.  When we are afraid and anxious, we are certainly not mindful.  We are not able toContinue reading “Mindfulness According to Rebbe Nachman 6”