DEDICATED IN LOVING MEMORY OF ISAAC GAMEL ז''ל BY HIS FAMILY

Yamim Noraim 5779: Echad- One!

The period of the month of Elul and the Yamim Noraim, known as the High Holiday season, is a great gift, מן הטובות אשר הטיב השי”ת עם ברואיו. Each year we are afforded this opportunity to reflect and to reconnect, to spend weeks engaged with G-d and community on a...

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Purim, Prayer and the 5:1 Ratio

When Adar enters joy increases. When Av enters joy decreases. What is it about these two months that causes joy to fluctuate? There is much discussion in the world of relationships about the ratio of criticism to praise. Marriage researcher John Gottman has found that...

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Yamim Noraim 5778- Making Things Better

The period of the month of Elul and the Yamim Noraim, known as the High Holiday season, is a great gift, מן הטובות אשר הטיב השי”ת עם ברואיו. Each year we are afforded this opportunity to reflect and to reconnect, to spend weeks engaged with G-d and community on a...

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Never Stop Speaking

Yom Kippur 5778 – Yizkor Six weeks ago, I traveled to Atlanta to give a talk commemorating the yahrzeit of an old friend who passed away very suddenly, in his 50’s, a man named Moishe Esral.  What was most striking about the experience was the clarity I received from...

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The Beauty of Rav Yochanan

Yom Kippur 5778, Neilah The Talmud (TB Berachos 5b) tells a story about how during Rabbi Eliezer’s final illness Rav Yochanan came to visit him.  Rav Yochanan was a strikingly beautiful person, who literally lit up the room.  But in the light, Rav Yochanan saw that...

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