Monday, December 5, 2016 Kislev 5, 5777
By:
Rabbi Shoshanah Tornberg
The ability to cultivate gratitude and the attentive mindfulness we must bring to the task can remind us of the blessings we encounter every day.
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By:
Rabbi Jill Maderer
Kavvanah /intention is an effort to “guide and regulate the individual in his performance of interior mental practice, a mode of action hidden from the public’s observation.” The pursuit of kavvanah , the effort to do one thing and be thinking about that one thing, is our own private work.
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By:
Rabbi Robert S. Leib
The so-called “land-for-peace” debate has been vigorously, even ruthlessly, fought for so many years already; it will not go away. This exhausting, existential dilemma for our fellow brethren in Israel has invariably resulted in toxic denominational factionalism.
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By:
Rabbi Helen Plotkin
It’s easy to imagine that from a biblical perspective the demand is simple: God lays out the laws; the job of the people is to live by them.
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By:
Rabbi Howard Alpert
Barring divine intervention, the act of the zealot must be judged by its murderous result, not by its declared intent.
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