Pathways: Behar-Bechukotai
May14

Pathways: Behar-Bechukotai

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Every Man a Slave
May14

Every Man a Slave

“The things that make me different are the things that make me” – A. A. Milne Individuality is one of life’s most prized virtues. Imagine how boring everything would be if everyone were the same. A world of clones would not even be worth living in; after all, what would distinguish us from others while leaving room for our own existence? Variety creates the conditions for us to appreciate the gift of life. This concept is true of the...

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The One And Only YOU
May05

The One And Only YOU

Rebbe Nachman told a story: The Simpleton had learned the trade of a shoemaker. Since he was simple, he had to study very much to master it, and even then he was not very expert in the craft. He got married and earned a living from his work. However, he was simple and not an expert in his craft, so his livelihood was very meager and limited … Throughout this, he was always very happy. He was filled with joy at all times. Since...

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Pathways: Emor
May05

Pathways: Emor

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Pathways: Acharei Mot-Kedoshim
Apr30

Pathways: Acharei Mot-Kedoshim

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Pathways: Metzora
Apr23

Pathways: Metzora

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A One-Time Opportunity
Apr23

A One-Time Opportunity

“The Architect of the world never does the same thing twice. Every day is an entirely new creation” – Reb Noson of Breslov People like to say, “Today is a new day.” There’s actually an incredible amount of wisdom in that expression. That’s because we have a tendency to view time as one complete unit, and therefore we get caught up in the past. If yesterday was a “bad” day, it means today doesn’t have much of a chance. Truth be told,...

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Leaving the Frat Boys Behind
Apr16

Leaving the Frat Boys Behind

Recently I read an abysmal statistic. According to a 2014 PEW Research Center study, the US marriage rate is at a 93-year low! Just about half of the adult population is not married. While there are various opinions seeking to explain why the rate keeps dropping, one of the most popular suggestions is that many young men would prefer to remain in the “frat boy” stage and aren’t at all interested in investing in a serious, demanding...

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Pathways: Shmini
Apr16

Pathways: Shmini

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Pathways: Pesach
Apr02

Pathways: Pesach

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Food For Thought
Apr02

Food For Thought

HaLakhma Anya – This is the bread of affliction that our fathers ate in the land of Egypt. All who are hungry, come and eat! All who are in need, come and join in celebrating Pesach! This year we are here, next year we will be in the land of Israel! This year we are slaves, next year we will be free men! (Passover Haggadah) This is the Bread of Poverty! Of material poverty and affliction. Of spiritual poverty and cynicism. It is the...

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Let Pesach Set You Free
Mar26

Let Pesach Set You Free

Of all the Jewish holidays, Pesach resonates especially well in America and other democratic societies. These societies can identify with the Jewish people in Egypt, enslaved and oppressed by a dominant race, who overcame their persecutors to live as a free nation. President Obama himself expressed this sentiment a few years ago during his weekly address at Passover time: “In America, the Passover story has always had special meaning....

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Pathways: Shabbat HaGadol
Mar26

Pathways: Shabbat HaGadol

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Pathways: Vayikra
Mar19

Pathways: Vayikra

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The Barley Test
May01

The Barley Test

Aside from being part of my delicious Shabbos cholent, barley has never been a food that I find myself craving. Luckily, throughout Likutey Halakhot, Reb Noson refers to it as “animal fodder.” Even more interesting, only two Temple offerings consisted of barley: the Omer offering, which we are commanded to bring in this week’s parashah (Leviticus 23:14), and the Sotah offering (more about this soon). What do these two have in common,...

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Day By Day
Apr24

Day By Day

So, do you feel free? Although our stomachs may be feeling like a gigantic matzah ball right now, spiritually our minds have soared to great heights. On Seder night, not only were our ancestors released from captivity, but our own souls were also redeemed. But the freedom we received was of the miraculous sort, and as great as miracles are, they have limited results. In Egypt we were on the lowest of spiritual levels – number 49 – and...

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